GreenEdge Cycling commits to Orica-Scott's women and development teams
Sep 12 2017 02:15 pm CET

GreenEdge Cycling commits to Orica-Scott's women and development teams
GreenEdge Cycling commits to Orica-Scott's women and development teams
Photo of the Orica-SCOTT jersey by Orica-SCOTT

Cycling Australia will not maintain the support of Orica-Scott's women and development teams, but the owner of GreenEdge Cycling confirms that there is no reason to worry.

Gerry Ryan, owner of GreenEdge Cycling, has guaranteed the continuation of these two teams, which means that the company will increase its investment to cover the contribution that Cycling Australia will be withdrawing.

The 2017 season has been the most successful for the women's team. The squad has the number one rider in the world and has collected 18 victories.

"Our women’s team are one of our shining lights this year," Ryan said. "They are delivering top results in the biggest races, Annemiek van Vleuten currently ranks number one in the world and riders like Sarah Roy have really stepped up this season.

"The same can be said for our young Continental team. In the first year of operation, they are really stepping up to the plate and showing us their potential for not only now, but in the future. The decision of others is out of our hands but we believe they deserve our support, and a lot more."

GreenEdge Cycling general manager Shayne Bannan has also confirmed that the team is still looking for a title sponsor ahead of next season. "We have a lot of be thankful for with Gerry,” he commented. "It’s no secret that Orica, who have served us so well as the biggest Australian sporting team sponsorship over the past five years, leave us this year.

"We are still on the hunt for a replacement naming rights sponsor across all three teams, and without that, the guarantee Gerry has made to these women and young men is a direct commitment from him personally," he continued.

"For riders, it has provided security for another season, and for us as an organisation, it has allowed us to plan ahead whilst we continue to search for a new corporate sponsor. It means we can continue to deliver results and a product that is a desirable and beneficial investment."
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