Orica-GreenEDGE

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Orica-GreenEDGE
Greenedge cycling team logo.png
Team information
UCI code OGE
Based Australia
Founded 2011 (2011)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles SCOTT
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Shayne Bannan
Team name history
  • 2012
  • 2012–
  • GreenEDGE Cycling (GEC)
  • Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE)
Orica-GreenEDGE jersey
Jersey
Current season

Orica-GreenEDGE (UCI Team Code: OGE) is an Australian professional road race cycling team. Launched in January 2011, it competes on the UCI World Tour. The team is under the management of Andrew Ryan and Shayne Bannan with Neil Stephens and Matt White (who has returned from being stood down after admitting to doping violations with the US Postal Service cycling team)[1] as Sporting Directors.[2] The team ride Scott bikes,[3] wear Craft clothing, and wear Bollé eyewear.[4] The team has financial backing from Australian businessman Gerry Ryan[5] who owns Jayco Australia.[6]

Seventeen of GreenEDGE's 30 riders are Australian, and the team has an arrangement with the Team Jayco-AIS to act as its non-exclusive feeder team.[7] The team also has a women's team and supports its riders performing track cycling.[8]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The team was launched on 17 January 2011 in Adelaide. It has signed a full complement of 30 riders. On 6 December 2011, the team was admitted by the UCI to the 2012 and 2013 World Tour seasons.[9][10]

Orica, a multinational company which provides chemicals and explosives for the mining industry, is GreenEDGE's title sponsor.[11] The team has attracted SCOTT Sports[3] as a bicycle supplier and Santini Maglificio Sportivo as suppliers of apparel.[4]

2012[edit]

In January 2012, GreenEDGE made its debut in the Bay Classic Series in Victoria, Australia. Allan Davis won the men's classification racing for GreenEDGE's second team in the race, Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms, while Melissa Hoskins won the women's event.[12] The following week Simon Gerrans won the Australian National Road Race Championships in Buninyong, Victoria. He was one of 16 GreenEDGE riders in the race. Luke Durbridge won the time trial title ahead of GreenEDGE team-mate Cameron Meyer.[13][14][15] At the end of January, Gerrans won the Tour Down Under, picking up victory for GreenEDGE in its first World Tour event.[16] The team won their first major European race in the team time trial of Tirreno–Adriatico[17] following a near miss from Gerrans during Paris–Nice.[18] GreenEDGE then won their first monument when, again, Simon Gerrans won Milan – San Remo in a 3 up sprint after following the key move over the top of the final climb.[19]

2013[edit]

Christian Meier racing for Orica-GreedEDGE in Madrid.

Going in to the 2013 season, Orica-GreenEDGE started at the Bay Classic Series in Victoria, Australia. Luke Durbridge won stage 2 and Mitchell Docker won the third and final stage. Defending Champion in the Women’s Event Melissa Hoskins defended her title and picked up her first win in stage 3 of the Women’s event.

With the defending champions in the Men’s and Women’s Time Trial and Road Race in the Australian National Road Race Championships Orica-GreenEDGE had high expectations to meet. Luke Durbridge went out and won the Time Trial on day one. Cameron Meyer followed that up with a solo break in the criterium. With the defending champion Simon Gerrans the favourite in the road race they were set for a clean sweep. Luke Durbridge was part of an early break in the first few kilometers. As the race progressed the other riders of the break dropped off. Luke Durbridge rode the final lap and a half solo to win by over 1 minute. New signing for 2013 Michael Matthews sprinted home to make it a one-two and a clean sweep of the Nationals.

Orica-GreenEDGE had a very successful start to the 2013 Tour de France. After avoiding much of the carnage of the first two stages, Simon Gerrans won the 3rd stage. The next day, in the team time trial, Orica-GreenEDGE took out the stage by beating Omega Pharma-Quick Step by 0.75 of a second. In the process, Gerrans took possession of the yellow jersey as the new race leader and held it for 2 days, then gave it up to teammate Daryl Impey for an additional two days.

2014[edit]

Media[edit]

The team is probably best known for their online videos created by Dan Jones. Their channel has been successful due to their series "Backstage Pass" which gives viewers an insight into the team and the personalities in it. As of May 20, 2014, Dan has made over 200 episodes of Backstage Pass.[20] The channel also had series such as "Bike Riders Can't Cook" and "Sunrise to Sunset" which showed fans a day in the life of a rider or staff member. The total hits on the channel is currently over 5.9 million. The most successful video so far was the teams version of Call Me Maybe by singer Carly Rae Jepsen. It has had over 880,000 hits on YouTube and was also used by Eurosport to introduce the coverage of the 16th stage of the 2012 Vuelta a España.

Neil Rogers from Velo News labelled the video "Possibly the single best PR move I've seen from a pro cycling team in years!"(http://www.twitter.com/nealrogers)"

In 2013, they made a tribute video of AC/DC famous song "You shook me all night long", though they were forced to remove it from their official channel after a complaint from the rights holders.

In 2014 Dan Jones created #SKYvOGE, a series where both Orica-GreenEDGE and Team Sky took part in a series of challenges off the bike which was also featured on Eurosport's cycling coverage of the 2014 Paris-Nice.

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2014.[21] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Michael Albasini (SUI) (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 33)
 Sam Bewley (NZL) (1987-07-22)22 July 1987 (aged 26)
 Esteban Chaves (COL) (1990-01-17)17 January 1990 (aged 23)
 Simon Clarke (AUS) (1986-07-18)18 July 1986 (aged 27)
 Mitchell Docker (AUS) (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 27)
 Luke Durbridge (AUS) (1991-04-09)9 April 1991 (aged 22)
 Simon Gerrans (AUS) (1980-05-16)16 May 1980 (aged 33)
 Matthew Goss (AUS) (1986-11-05)5 November 1986 (aged 27)
 Mathew Hayman (AUS) (1978-04-20)20 April 1978 (aged 35)
 Michael Hepburn (AUS) (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 22)
 Leigh Howard (AUS) (1989-10-18)18 October 1989 (aged 24)
 Damien Howson (AUS) (1992-08-13)13 August 1992 (aged 21)
 Daryl Impey (RSA) (1984-12-06)6 December 1984 (aged 29)
Rider Date of birth
 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) (1988-11-23)23 November 1988 (aged 25)
 Aidis Kruopis (LIT) (1986-10-26)26 October 1986 (aged 27)
 Brett Lancaster (AUS) (1979-11-15)15 November 1979 (aged 34)
 Michael Matthews (AUS) (1990-09-26)26 September 1990 (aged 23)
 Christian Meier (CAN) (1985-09-02)2 September 1985 (aged 28)
 Cameron Meyer (AUS) (1988-01-11)11 January 1988 (aged 25)
 Jens Mouris (NED) (1980-03-12)12 March 1980 (aged 33)
 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) (1984-04-30)30 April 1984 (aged 28)
 Svein Tuft (CAN) (1977-05-19)19 May 1977 (aged 36)
 Pieter Weening (NED) (1981-04-05)5 April 1981 (aged 32)
 Adam Yates (GBR) (1992-08-07)7 August 1992 (aged 21)
 Simon Yates (GBR) (1992-08-07)7 August 1992 (aged 21)


Major results[edit]

2012
1st  Australia Road Race Championships, Simon Gerrans
1st  Eritrea Road Race Championships, Daniel Teklehaymanot
1st  Australia Time Trial Championships, Luke Durbridge
1st  Canada Time Trial Championships, Svein Tuft
1st  Eritrea Time Trial Championships, Daniel Teklehaymanot
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour Down Under, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico, Team time trial
1st Milan – San Remo, Simon Gerrans
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Volta a Catalunya, Michael Albasini
1st Stages 1 & 2, Michael Albasini
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country, Daryl Impey
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Circuit de la Sarthe, Luke Durbridge
1st Stage 3 (ITT), Luke Durbridge
1st Stage 3 Giro d'Italia, Matthew Goss
1st Stage 3 Tour of Norway, Aidis Kruopis
1st Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné, Luke Durbridge
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 8 Tour de Suisse, Michael Albasini
1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne, Aidis Kruopis
1st Stage 2 Eneco Tour, Team time trial
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Eneco Tour, Svein Tuft
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Luke Durbridge
1st Stages 1 & 2, Aidis Kruopis
1st Stage 4 (ITT), Luke Durbridge
1st Jersey blue dotted.png Mountains Classification, Vuelta a España, Simon Clarke
1st Stage 4, Simon Clarke
1st Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain, Leigh Howard
1st Duo Normand, Luke Durbridge & Svein Tuft
2013
1st  Australia Road Race Championships, Luke Durbridge
1st  Australia Time Trial Championships, Luke Durbridge
1st  South Africa Time Trial Championships, Daryl Impey
1st  Lithuania Road Race Championships, Tomas Vaitkus
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Tour de San Luis, Svein Tuft
1st Stage 5 Tour Down Under, Simon Gerrans
1st Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines, Leigh Howard
1st Trofeo Platja de Muro, Leigh Howard
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice, Michael Albasini
1st Stage 2 Tirreno–Adriatico, Matthew Goss
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Basque Country, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe, Luke Durbridge
1st Stage 2 Tour of Turkey, Aidis Kruopis
1st Stage 2 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Daryl Impey
1st Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau, Michael Albasini
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour de Suisse, Cameron Meyer
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour of Slovenia, Svein Tuft
1st Stage 4 Tour of Slovenia, Brett Lancaster
1st Stage 3 Tour de France, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 4 Tour de France, Team time trial
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia, Daniel Teklehaymanot
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne, Pieter Weening
1st Stages 2 & 4 Tour of Utah, Michael Matthews
1st Stages 2 & 3 Vuelta a Burgos, Jens Keukeleire
1st Stages 5 & 21 Vuelta a España, Michael Matthews
1st Duo Normand, Luke Durbridge & Svein Tuft
2014
1st  Australia Time Trial Championships, Michael Hepburn
1st  Australia Road Race Championships, Simon Gerrans
1st  South Africa Time Trial Championships, Daryl Impey
1st  Canada Time Trial Championships, Svein Tuft
1st  Canada Road Race Championships, Svein Tuft
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour Down Under, Simon Gerrans
1st Stage 1, Simon Gerrans
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Herald Sun Tour, Simon Clarke
1st Stage 2, Simon Clarke
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Qatar, Michael Hepburn
1st Oceania Road Race Championships, Luke Durbridge
1st Vuelta a La Rioja, Michael Matthews
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country, Michael Matthews
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège, Simon Gerrans
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4 Tour de Romandie, Michael Albasini
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Tour of Turkey, Adam Yates
1st Stage 6, Adam Yates
1st Stage 1 Giro d'Italia, Team time trial
1st Stage 6 Giro d'Italia, Michael Matthews
1st Stage 6 Tour of California, Esteban Chaves
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia, Pieter Weening
1st Stage 3 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse, Cameron Meyer
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour of Slovenia, Michael Matthews
1st Stage 8 Tour de Suisse, Esteban Chaves
1st GP Industria & Artigianato, Adam Yates
1st Giro della Toscana, Pieter Weening
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Espana, Michael Matthews
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Alberta, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 5, Daryl Impey
1st Tre Valli Varesine, Michael Albasini

Continental & National Champions[edit]

2012
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Simon Gerrans
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
MaillotEritrea2.jpg Eritrean Road Race Daniel Teklehaymanot
MaillotEritrea2.jpg Eritrean Time Trial Daniel Teklehaymanot
2013
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Luke Durbridge
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
MaillotLituania.PNG Lithuanian Road Race Tomas Vaitkus
OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Road Race Cameron Meyer
2014
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial Michael Hepburn
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Simon Gerrans
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Road Race Luke Durbridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
MaillotCan.PNG Canadian Road Race Svein Tuft

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to build a cycling team". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Management". GreenEDGE Cycling. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "GreenEDGE to ride Scott bikes". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Sponsors and Supporters". GreenEDGE Cycling. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Guinness, Rupert (20 August 2011). "How to build a cycling team". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "GreenEDGE venture launched in Adelaide". Cycling Central. AAP. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Smith, Sophie (7 April 2011). "GreenEDGE project a marathon, not sprint". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Reed, Ron (18 January 2011). "GreenEDGE will usher in a new era in Australian cycling". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.cycling.org.au/?Page=44846
  10. ^ "GreenEdge and RadioShack-Nissan confirmed for WorldTour". Cycling News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/orica-joins-greenedge-in-three-year-sponsorship-deal
  12. ^ Aubrey, Jane (4 January 2011). "Hoskins holds on to final day lead to celebrate a deserved overall win". www.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gerrans clinches Aussie cycling title". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "GreenEDGE plots winning game plan". www.adelaidenow.com.au. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Under 23 world champion Durbridge ousts Meyer in Learmonth". www.cyclingnews.com. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gerrans crowned Tour Down Under champion in Adelaide". www.cyclingnews.com. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tirreno-adriatico-2012/stage-1/results
  18. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/paris-nice-2012/stage-3/results
  19. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-remo/results
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJAT7QbDex0
  21. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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