Photo Special: Simon Gerrans announced that he was hanging up his race wheels after fourteen years in the professional peloton. As tribute to the man from 'Down Under,' Melbourne to be precise, we review his career through the photographers lens and run through his full palmarès with each years high and low points.
Film Review: On May 23, 2018, selected cinemas in Canada will be showing another Demand Films presentation with Australian overtones. Yes, they come from a Land Down Under: Orica-GreenEDGE arrived on the pro cycling scene in 2012 determined to make a splash and wave the flag. And, strewth!, so they have.
After two consecutive second places, neo-pro sprinter Caleb Ewan has made his breakthrough at the Tour de Langkawi, winning stage three in a reduced bunch sprint and moving into the race lead.
ORICA-GreenEDGE is excited to announce a partnership with Cape York Coffee Company. As every good cyclist knows, coffee is an integral part of cycling’s culture. Enjoyed by the seasoned professional, the recreational racer and the weekend warrior, coffee features on race days, training days and the all important rest day.
Pieter Weening proved top tactician in a two-up sprint in Sestola to win the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia. Having spent the day in the early break, Weening attacked the escape group en route to the summit finish. Davide Malacarne (Europcar), sensing the move’s potential bridged across to Weening. The duo held off a spirited chase by their former breakaway companions and the peloton to mountaintop finish.
Neo-pro Adam Yates became the first British winner of the Tour of Turkey in Istanbul on Sunday. En route to victory in the 50th edition of the eight day Turkish tour, Yates scored his first professional win, soloing across the line on the stage six summit finish. The win allowed Yates to move to top of the general classification by 1” over Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis).
Simon Gerrans made history on Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Gerrans, adds the 100th edition of La Doyenne to a resume which now includes three overall victories at the Tour Down Under, stage wins at all three Grand Tours, two days in yellow and Australia’s second victory at Milan–Sanremo. Gerrans enjoyed impeccable support from his ORICA-GreenEDGE teammates en route to his monumental win.
One of the most important weeks of the spring season for ORICA-GreenEDGE begins on Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race. With multiple cards to play at each of the three Ardennes Classics, the Australian outfit lines up in Maastricht with a strong roster to support the team’s big ambitions.
The Flanderian racing continues today with E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke as the Classics specialists have their first opportunity to test themselves over cobbles and 17 climbs on the WorldTour. The 212 kilometre course begins and ends in Harelbeke with ascents of the Eikenberg, Stationsberg, Taaienberg, Paterberg and Tiegemberg, to name the most infamous of the lot, peppered throughout the route.