Swag of medals for ORICA-GreenEDGE and ORICA-AIS at world championships

Mon 29 Sep 2014

ORICA-GreenEDGE and ORICA-AIS have taken home four medals from the 2014 UCI Road Cycling World Championships after Simon Gerrans wrapped up the event in Ponferrada, Spain with a silver medal in the elite men’s road race yesterday.

Swedish champion Emma Johansson also rode herself onto the podium, taking the bronze medal in a select sprint finish in the women’s road race on Saturday, whilst the two teams kicked off the championship last weekend with two silver medals in the team trial events.

In another promising sign for the future, young Australian Caleb Ewan, who officially joins the ORICA-GreenEDGE roster in October, also won a silver medal in the under-23 road race.

General manager Shayne Bannan said the team had a lot of reasons to be proud of our riders at the world championships.

“It has been fantastic to cheer for the success of our riders and also the huge achievements of the Australian team in general,” Bannan said.

“We would like to congratulate our riders for their medals and also the additional four medals won by up and coming stars of Australian cycling.

“Above all, we have seen some great racing with our athletes being part of the action. The world championships are a unique event and we have strived to give our riders the best possible conditions to prepare and focus on being at their best.

“After a long and demanding season, it's been great to see them perform so well and bring home medals for the team and for their countries.

“We're looking forward to the last and hugely important races of the season before we start working specifically towards 2015.”