ORICA-GreenEDGE Announces 2014 Tour de France Roster

ORICA-GreenEDGE has announced its nine rider squad for the 2014 Tour de France. More than half the squad make their Tour debut with five first timers. The remaining four were part of the successful team that scored two stage wins and a four day stint in the yellow jersey last year. "This year we are going to the Tour without a sprinter for the flat stages and will be targeting numerous … [Read more...]

Tour of Switzerland Stage 2 Report and Results

LAUSANNE, May 01, 2014 (AFP) - Switzerland's Michael Albasini won the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Thursday to also earn the overall race leader's jersey. The Orica GreenEDGE rider outsprinted Frenchman Tony Hurel and Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo at the end of a 166.5km stage from Sion to Montreux. Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski had begun the day in the leader's yellow … [Read more...]

Michael Albasini Takes First Stage On Tour of Romandie

LAUSANNE, April 30, 2014 (AFP) - Michael Albasini of Switzerland won a shortened first stage in front of his home fans on the Tour of Romandie on Wednesday. The scheduled 203km ride between Ascona and Sion was reduced to just 88 kilometres from Bigerbrad because of snow on the Simplon Pass, and Orica-Greenedge rider Albasini triumphed in a sprint after 2hr 11min 11sec ahead of Spain's … [Read more...]

Switzerland’s Albasini Sprints To Stage 4 Paris-Nice Win

SAINT-VALLIER, France, March 7, 2013 (AFP) - Switzerland's Michael Albasini sprinted to victory on the fourth stage of Paris-Nice on Thursday, as US rider Andrew Talansky held onto the leader's yellow jersey. Orica's Albasini streaked clear of the pack to claim the 199.5km stage from Brioude to Saint-Vallier, with Kazakh Maxim Iglinskiy and Peter Velits of Slovakia in second and … [Read more...]

Michael Albasini Solos to Victory in Arosa

Michael Albasini stormed to solo victory in Arosa on the eighth stage of the Tour de Suisse. The lone breakaway survivor from a four-rider move that formed 15 kilometers into stage eight, Albasini crossed the finish line with 1:15 on the field. "My first goal today was to get into the breakaway because we rode through the town where I lived," said Albasini. "I have tried to get in a break … [Read more...]

Michael Albasini Wins 2012 Volta a Catalunya

Second WorldTour Overall Win for GreenEDGE Michael Albasini gave GreenEDGE its second WorldTour overall victory at the Volta a Catalunya. The double stage winner took the leader's jersey with his win on the opening stage and he never let it go. "I need to thank the team for the work that they've done throughout the week," said Albasini. "This is an important win for me personally and … [Read more...]

Uran Bags Stage, Albasini Retains Tour of Catalonia Lead

MADRID, March 22, 2012 (AFP) - Colombia's Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) won the Tour of Catalonia's fourth stage on Thursday after outsprinting Russian Denis Menchov and Sylvester Szmyd of Poland after 199km of racing from Tremp to Asco. Swiss Michael Albasini (GreenEdge), who won the first two stages, retained the race lead ahead of Friday's hilly fifth stage, held over 207km from Asco to … [Read more...]

Albasini Claims Tour of Catalonia Second Stage

MADRID, March 20, 2012 (AFP) - Switzerland's Michael Albasini of the GreenEdge team claimed his second straight win at the Tour of Catalonia by sprinting to victory on stage two Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who also won the opening stage on Monday, crossed the line ahead of Italy's Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma) and Colombian Rigoberto Uran (Sky) after a sprint finish following the 161km race … [Read more...]

Albasini Wins Tour of Catalonia Stage 1

MADRID, March 19, 2012 (AFP) - Switzerland's Michael Albasini of the GreenEdge team won the first stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Monday. The 31-year-old finishead ahead of French riders Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) after the 138.9km race at Calella. Britain's Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky came home towards the back of the pack along with Andy Schleck … [Read more...]

Albasini Finally Gets His Vuelta Stage Win

Ponferrada, Spain, 2nd September 2011 - HTC-Highroad's Michael Albasini survived a long break away in the Vuelta a Espana on Friday in the stage to Ponferrada, winning the long sprint from his 20 breakaway companions. The win comes after multiple attempts by Albasini to win a stage over the last week. "We've been trying really hard to get stage wins here," said Albasini, "and we'll be … [Read more...]