ORICA-GreenEDGE will line up for Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday with three key objectives.
Jens Keukeleire was the best-placed rider for ORICA-GreenEDGE on another crashed-filled stage of Paris-Nice. The Australian outfit had planned to support Michael Matthews in the stage two finale until a pile-up forced a change in plans ten kilometres from the finish in Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche.
ORICA-AIS enjoyed a successful outing at Omloop van het Hageland where Emma Johansson delivered the Australian outfit’s third podium in Belgium over eight days of racing.
A late race crash split the bunch on the opening stage of Paris-Nice. Jens Keukeleire, Mat Hayman, Michael Albasini and Simon Yates made the 100 rider front group.
Melissa Hoskins, Amy Cure, Nettie Edmondson and Isabella King scored yet another medal for Australia in the team pursuit at this year’s World Championships in Cali, Colombia.
ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Aidis Kruopis won the Tour de Langkawi points classification after sprinting to second on final stage of the Malaysian Tour. Throughout the ten days of racing, Kruopis notched three seconds, one third and two fourths.
ORICA-GreenEDGE opened up the 2014 UCI WorldTour calendar in January with Simon Gerrans’ overall win at the Tour Down Under. On the heels of that win, the Australian based squad lines up for Paris-Nice this weekend atop the leaders board of the WorldTour rankings.
Simon Clarke was part of the four man late race break that slipped clear on the final climb of the one-day GP Camaiore.