End of an era: A look back at GreenEdge’s greatest moments

by Matt de Neef


Late last week Aussie team Mitchelton-Scott announced that it had become Team Manuela Fundación. The move caught a lot of people by surprise — including those within the organisation — and many are wondering what the move will mean for the team.

Amid all the confusion about the Manuela Fundación and its mysterious owner, one thing seems clear — the team looks set to lose its Australian identity. Ever since it started racing as GreenEdge Cycling (men’s team) and GreenEdge-AIS (women’s team) in early 2012, the organisation has been “Australia’s team”, with many Australian riders, and Australian title sponsors. Now, it seems almost certain to take on a Spanish flavour.

Apparently a “long-term deal” has been struck with the Manuela Fundación, but what the change of title sponsor means for the team’s future remains to be seen. Regardless of how things shake out, it seems clear that this is the end of an era for the team formerly known as Mitchelton-Scott.

So, as Team Manuela Fundación sets sail into an uncertain future, we thought it was the perfect time to look back at the GreenEdge journey so far and remember some of the most significant moments for both the men’s and women’s team.

The many guises of GreenEdge Cycling

Men’s team

January to May 2012: GreenEdge Cycling
May 2012 to June 2016: Orica-GreenEdge
June to December 2016: Orica-BikeExchange
2017: Orica-Scott
January 2018 to June 2020: Mitchelton-Scott
June 2020 onwards: Team Manuela Fundación

Women’s team

2012: GreenEdge-AIS
January 2013 to December 2016: Orica-AIS
2017: Orica-Scott
January 2018 to June 2020: Mitchelton-Scott
June 2020 onwards: Team Manuela Fundación

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