Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale Pro Cycling Tour de France roster; Former British Olympian dies in cycling crash; Seven WorldTour teams for Revolution Series; Study finds Tour de Yorkshire boosted economy by £60m; Crash determines Canadian men’s road championship; Focus on Marianne Vos

Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France

by CyclingTips

Orica-GreenEdge revealed its squad for the Tour de France, aiming for stage wins over a GC placing, bringing sprinters for the flat stages and climbers to target climbing stage wins. The team is hoping for better luck than in 2015 when it lost three of its riders to a crash on the second stage.

“We have a great degree of flexibility, experience and talent in the team for the Tour,” said DS Matt White. “I am happy with the combination of riders and it gives us an exciting mix of options for the three weeks ahead.”

“Our objective is to target stage wins and we will be approaching every day like it’s a Classic. We have a robust, versatile roster that can cope with the big effort required to compete and win in the Tour de France.”

The roster includes 2016 Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman, riding in his second Tour de France. “Mathew is our road captain and his leadership and experience will be important to us throughout the race,” said White.

Michael Matthews will also be aiming for the green jersey points competition.

Michael Albasini
Luke Durbridge
Simon Gerrans
Mathew Hayman
Daryl Impey
Chris Juul-Jensen
Michael Matthews
Ruben Plaza
Adam Yates