Today the first of many announcements on Green Edge signings have been released. For those of you who are not familiar, Green Edge is Australia’s greatest chance to date for getting the first Australian registered ProTeam.
Shayne Bannan has stated that up to 75% of the roster will be Australian riders (expected 30 man roster) and they’ll concentrate on the Cobbled and Ardenne Classics.
As I receive press releases and speculation becomes reality, I’ll keep a list of the roster, equipment and news here in this running post. Feel free to contribute in the comments as you see fit and find updates.
Interview With Shayne Bannan, October 11, 2011
Confirmed Final Roster – 30 Riders
Luke Durbridge (AUS) – 20yrs old. NeoPro. Announced Nov. 8
Michael Hepburn (AUS) – 20yrs old. NeoPro. Announced Nov. 8
Darryl Impey (SA) – 26yrs old. All-Rounder. Announced Oct. 11
Christian Meier (CAN) – 26yrs old. All-Rounder. Announced Oct. 11
Julian Dean (NZ) – 36yrs old. Lead-out/Sprinter. Announced Oct. 4
Aidis Kruopis (Lithuania) – Sprinter. Unofficially Announced Sept 30 (not by GreenEDGE).
Mitch Docker (Aus) – 25yrs old. Classics rider. Announced Sept 27
Leigh Howard (Aus) – 21yrs old. Sprinter. Announced Sept 12
Travis Meyer (Aus) – 22yrs old. Time Trialist
Cameron Meyer (Aus) – 23yrs old. Time Trialist
Jack Bobridge (Aus) – 22yrs old. All rounder
Team Management (confirmed)
Brian Nygaard – Communications Direction. Announced Aug 28
Andrew Ryan – Director
Shayne Bannan – General Manager
Neil Stephens – Director Sportif
Dr Peter Barnes – Medical Officer
Will Walker – Rider Development
Álvaro Crespi – Financial Director
Scott Foil (confirmed)
Scott Plasma (confirmed)
Some new kit potential designs by my mate SimpleSime – kit designer extraordinaire (quick and dirty mock-ups based on known color scheme)
Download fullsized feature article here. Courtesy of Rupert Guinness and Fairfax media.