Five times on the podium. Eight times in the top five. Second on the overall classification after ten days of racing. ORICA-GreenEDGE left their mark on the ten day Malaysian stage race depsite falling short of their stage win ambition. The team was left with only three riders for the final two stages after losing Aidis Kruopis to a crash on stage eight and Luke Durbridge and Wesley Sulzberger to food poisoning before the start of stage nine. Despite lacking numbers, the team showed their fighting spirit to protect Weening's overall position and put Allan Davis up for the sprint in the final two stages.
“I’m satisfied and happy with the effort the team made. One of our objectives was to improve our condition and continue to gel as a team. The boys certainly did that. Second overall was unexpected and a good effort for Pete. Despite what we accomplished, I’m still a bit disappointed. We wanted to win at least one stage. Five times on the podium out of ten stages. Multiple times in the top-ten. To be so close repeatedly and never get that stage win is disappointing. I recognize that this sort of things happen, and I’m certainly not disappointed with the effort.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson