Shayne Bannan

Adam Yates’ superb Tour de France: Aiming high with feet on the ground

When the dust settles, when din of the crowd fades and the riders head home from Paris, one of the standout points from the 2016 Tour de France will be the performance of Adam Yates. Riding only his second Tour and aged just 23 years old, the Briton was one of the big highlights. Yates …

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Bannan: Matthews considering targeting the cobbled Classics in the future

While many of the top one day riders were battling it out in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday, Michael Matthews was approximately 1000 kilometres away, focussing on the 1.1-ranked Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja. The Australian rider triumphed in the event, sprinting in ahead of Russia’s Sergey Shilov, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and the rest …

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Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

From the outside looking in, the life of a pro cyclist appears to be something that’s well worth aspiring to. Galavanting around the globe, racing in far-flung places, being looked after by team staff, all while only having to worry about your form, the team’s results and keeping your sponsors happy. One aspect that’s often …

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Behind the scenes of the pro cycling business model

Given the massive media attention and television coverage races such as the Tour de France attracts, most outsiders would look at the sport and conclude that it is replete with money. Glitzy team buses, expensive bikes and slickly-presented kit; the presumption is that it is a cash-rich sport, yet senior team officials communicate a very …

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Bannan on Tour de France: Orica GreenEdge will have its most rounded team yet

It’s already taken Grand Tour stages, Classics and some of the other top races in the world. Now Orica GreenEdge is aiming to continue its evolution in the sport with a wider targeting of success in the upcoming Tour de France. While general manager Shayne Bannan is staying tight-lipped on the exact composition of the …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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