White lays out Orica’s Tour targets; Wiggins, Evans won’t move to team
The Orica GreenEdge team has said that Michael Matthew’s injury-provoked withdrawal from the squad for this year’s Tour makes its goals harder to achieve, but that it will nevertheless strive for a very successful race. “There are a few stages there that the combination between Gerrans and Matthews would have worked very well, starting Sunday,” […]
In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest we look at the weekend’s biggest stories in pro cycling. Here’s what you’ll find inside: National Championships wrap-up coming soon; Roman Kreuziger sidelined after biological passport problem; Thor Hushovd to retire at the end of the season; Taylor Phinney’s recovery progressing ahead of schedule; Brad […]
Simon Gerrans interview: chasing a Tour stage and the Maillot Jaune again
The opening week of last year’s Tour de France was a very successful one for both Simon Gerrans and his Orica-GreenEdge team. After netting 15th and 16th on the opening two stages in Corsica, Gerrans timed his finishing sprint perfectly to beat Peter Sagan (Cannondale), Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) and a thinned-out main bunch […]
Santos Tour Down Under: stage 6 report and photos
Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) might only have been leading Cadel Evans (BMC) by one second going into the final stage of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under, but in reality the general classification was never likely to change after last night. The final-stage circuit race around the streets of Adelaide was won convincingly by Andre Gripel […]
Gerrans targets Tour of Flanders, Hayman key
When you think of Simon Gerrans and what he’s yet to achieve in his cycling palmares, you think of that elusive Amstel Gold, the World Championships, and even Liège-Bastogne-Liège that he spoke about last season. But as Orica-GreenEDGE Director Matt White told us, the Tour of Flanders is what Simon Gerrans will be targeting in […]
Chasing Le Tour: Winners are grinners!
Orica-GreenEDGE reconned stage 3 of this year’s Tour de France a week or so before the race and decided it was suited to Simon Gerrans. They built their day around Gerro and it couldn’t have worked out better.