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(General Manager)
WHITE Matthew
(Sports Director)
ALGERI Vittorio
(Ass. Sports Director)
LAPAGE Laurenzo
(Ass. Sports Director)
MARIE Lionel
(Ass. Sports Director)
STEPHENS Neil Anthony
(Ass. Sports Director)
WILSON Matthew
(Ass. Sports Director)
DEAN Julian
(Ass. Sports Director)
Sixth in the UCI WorldTour rankings at the end of their first ever season is an excellent start for cycling’s newest top-flight team and judging from their promising debut, the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team will not rest on its laurels in 2013.

Simon Gerrans, sixth overall in the 2012 UCI WorldTour individual rankings, hit the ground running in 2012 with the Australian national road race title and overall victory in the Tour Down Under before January was out, going on to secure the team’s first major Classic win at Milano-Sanremo two months later. He also added the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec in the autumn. Already a stage winner in all three Grand Tours, Gerrans’ consistency and talent for reading the right move in races, makes him an ideal leader for Orica-GreenEDGE in all sorts of terrain.

Equally, Michael Albasini’s brilliant victory in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and Matt Goss' stage win in the Giro d’Italia were ideal reminders last year that Orica-GreenEDGE is anything but a one-man team.

Albasini’s ability to win both small group sprints and shine on summit finishes as difficult as Flèche Wallonne - where he was second last year - and week-long stage races, makes him a widely respected contender in almost every kind of terrain, whilst Goss will surely be searching for a first Tour de France stage win this summer.

The planned retirement of Robbie McEwen - one of Australia’s most successful ever sprinters, the departure of Jack Bobridge to Blanco Pro Cycling and the imminent retirement of Kiwi veteran all-rounder Julian Dean, are all important changes but much of Orica-GreenEdge’s overall line-up remains the same for 2013. The only new signing is former Under 23 UCI World Champion Michael Matthews.

Given such a promising start, it would be impressive enough if Orica-GreenEdge provided a repeat performance of 2012 in 2013, while their next step - impacting on the overall of Grand Tours - is surely only just around the corner.
ALBASINI Michael SUI 20.12.1980
BEPPU Fumiyuki JPN 10.04.1983
BEWLEY Sam NZL 22.07.1987
CLARKE Simon AUS 18.07.1986
COOKE Baden AUS 12.10.1978
DAVIS Allan AUS 27.07.1980
DOCKER Mitchell AUS 02.10.1986
GERRANS Simon AUS 16.05.1980
GOSS Matthew Harley AUS 05.11.1986
HOWARD Leigh AUS 18.10.1989
IMPEY Daryl RSA 06.12.1984
KEUKELEIRE Jens BEL 23.11.1988
KRUOPIS Aidis LTU 26.10.1986
LANCASTER Brett AUS 15.11.1979
LANGEVELD Sebastian NED 17.01.1985
MATTHEWS Michael AUS 26.09.1990
MEIER Christian CAN 21.02.1985
MEYER Cameron AUS 11.01.1988
MEYER Travis AUS 08.06.1989
MOURIS Jens NED 12.03.1980
O'GRADY Stuart AUS 06.08.1973
SULZBERGER Wesley AUS 20.10.1986
TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel ERI 10.11.1988
TUFT Svein CAN 09.05.1977
VAITKUS Tomas LTU 04.02.1982
WEENING Pieter NED 05.04.1981
DURBRIDGE Luke AUS 09.04.1991
HEPBURN Michael AUS 17.08.1991
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