Simon Gerrans Added To Orica-GreenEdge Giro d’Italia Roster

Four-time Grand Tour stage winner Simon Gerrans has been added to the Giro d’Italia roster for ORICA-GreenEDGE next month, boosting an ambitious line up for the first three-week race of the 2015 season. The announcement comes as the 34-year-old continues his comeback from consecutive injuries at the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday. “The Giro is perfectly timed for my first peak of the … [Read more...]

Michael Matthews Wins Tour of Basque Country First Stage

Bilbao, Spain, April 6, 2015 (AFP) - Michael Matthews of Orica-GreenEdge won a sprint finish on Monday to claim the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The 24-year-old Australian, already a stage winner last year, crossed ahead of Poland's world champion Michal Kwiatkowski of the Etixx-Quick Step team and Russian Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha. On a lumpy 162.7km … [Read more...]

Matthews Wins Stage 3, Takes Paris-Nice Overall Lead

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Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, France, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Matthews took the overall leader's yellow jersey in the Paris-Nice cycle race on Wednesday with his Orica teammates helping him to victory in the third stage. The 24-year-old Matthews, who has stage wins to his credit in both the Tour of Spain and the Tour of Italy, edged home first ahead of Italians … [Read more...]

Daryl Impey Cleared Of Doping Of Probenecid

PARIS, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - South African Daryl Impey has been cleared of doping and can return to competition, the ORICA-GreenEDGE rider and his Australian team confirmed on Friday. The South African, the first-ever African to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey last year, tested positive in February for Probenecid. Impey said in a statement that he had been able to prove a … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE For Three years

ORICA-GreenEDGE has re-signed star rider Simon Gerrans on a new three-year deal that will see the current Australian champion ride for the team until the end of 2017. Gerrans, who has ridden for the team since its inception, has been ORICA-GreenEDGE’s most successful rider posting major victories at the world’s biggest races. “I’m really happy to stay at ORICA-GreenEDGE and I want to … [Read more...]

Orica-GreenEDGE Defends Team After Impey Positive Test

SYDNEY, July 03, 2014 - Orica-GreenEDGE boss defends team after positive test manager Shayne Bannan Thursday defended his team's anti-doping regime after cyclist Daryl Impey tested positive for a banned substance. The South African, the first-ever African to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey last year, tested positive in February for Probenecid, the Australian team announced … [Read more...]

Daryl Impey Tests Positive For A Banned Substance

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - History-making South African cyclist Daryl Impey has tested positive for a banned substance, his Australian Orica GreenEDGE team said Wednesday. Last year Impey, 29, was the first ever African to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey. Back in February he tested positive for Probenecid, a substance used to treat gout and hyperuricema … [Read more...]

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...]

Orica-Greenedge ‘Disturbed’ by Dublin Bomb

SYDNEY, May 13, 2014 - Australian team Orica-Greenedge says it would be "a very, very sad day" if a car bomb found in Dublin hours before a stage of the Giro d'Italia was targeted at the cycling race. Irish police on Monday said they arrested a man after the bomb, reportedly containing 50 pounds (22 kilograms) of explosives made from fertiliser, was found in a Northern … [Read more...]

A Soggy Giro d’Italia Stage 2 Ends In Sprint

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by Richard MOORE BELFAST, United Kingdom, May 10, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Matthews is the Giro d'Italia's new leader, having taken the pink jersey from his Orica-GreenEdge team-mate Svein Tuft after German sprinter Marcel Kittel won Saturday's second stage. "The plan was to win (Friday's) team time-trial, to give Svein the jersey for his birthday, and then for me to … [Read more...]