Shayne Bannan

Bannan impressed by Ewan thus far, says Orica GreenEdge excited to help him develop

Speaking in the wake of Caleb Ewan’s second silver medal in three years at the world road race championship, Shayne Bannan has said that he is convinced the rider has the mental attributes to match his obvious physical talent, and that a big future is ahead. Bannan is the general manager of the Orica GreenEdge […]


What went wrong with the Tour of Beijing

Commenting after last week’s news that the Tour of Beijing will cease to exist after next month’s race, the managers of three WorldTour teams have expressed disappointment, saying that they considered a top-level event in China to be important for the future of the sport. The UCI confirmed this week that the contract between its […]


Bannan, Vaughters and Plugge give predictions for Elite worlds

Speaking prior to today’s Elite world road race championships, senior figures at the head of three of the world’s biggest trade teams gave their opinions about what could unfold in the race. The Australian Shayne Bannan, the American Jonathan Vaughers and the Dutchman Richard Plugge – who head up Orica GreenEdge, Garmin-Sharp and Belkin Pro […]


Bannan on Orica-GreenEdge: ‘It would be nice to get something out of the Tour, for sure’

Orica-GreenEdge manager Shayne Bannan has said that there are three prime opportunities for the team to chase a long-awaited stage win in this year’s Tour, outlining what he said were the best chances. “I think the most suited days for us now are Sunday’s stage, Tuesday’s stage and Friday’s stage,” Bannan told CyclingTips. “They are […]


Shayne Bannan: Gerrans is returning to form

His bid to win stage two didn’t work out due to his crash with Mark Cavendish on the opening leg of the Tour but, according to Orica GreenEdge manager Shayne Bannan, Simon Gerrans could well have a go at taking Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France. If that doesn’t work out, Bannan believes […]


Bannan plays down talk of Wiggins or Evans moving to Orica-GreenEdge

Orica-GreenEdge general manager Shayne Bannan has spoken about recent reports linking Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans to possible moves to Orica GreenEdge, playing down such speculation. The Australian reiterates that the team’s goal is to become a squad that can contend for Grand Tours, but suggests that project is something that could still be a […]


Q&A With GreenEDGE’s Shayne Bannan

This morning I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Shayne Bannan at the Middle Park Hotel. Brian Nygaard, GreenEDGE’s Communication Director was scheduled to be there but unfortunately couldn’t make it. In any case, I had an excellent conversation with Shayne and I thank him for being so generous with […]


Chat With Shayne Bannan from Green Edge

As most of you know, back in January during the Tour Down Under Green Edge launched it’s intentions to apply for a UCI World Team license. Unfortunately Pegasus were unsuccessful in attempting the same feat, however I have a pretty good feeling about Green Edge’s chances at being the first Australian professional cycling team.


GreenEDGE Cycling – Australia’s New ProTeam Bid

Today dozens of journalists gathered in a conference room at the Hilton for the GreenEDGE Cycling press conference. This entailed the first official announcements of a new bid for an Australian ProTeam license for the 2012 season.