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by Mark Zalewski
June 11, 2016
Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade
GreenEdge, the management company that owns the Australian WorldTour team Orica-GreenEdge and the women’s WorldTour team Orica-AIS, announced that the mining company will end its sponsorship after the 2017 season, giving GreenEdge effectively a little more than a year to secure a replacement title sponsor.
“We are really happy to continue another year with Orica and we are looking forward to keep on delivering results above expectations,” GreenEdge owner Gerry Ryan said in a statement. “They have been a great partner for us and we will of course continue our efforts to build this team even stronger going onwards.”
“Exiting the partnership after 2017 was not a decision made easily,” said Orica Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Samantha Stevens.
“However, given the more challenging environment facing the resources and mining services sectors, it is the appropriate decision for Orica at this time. We wish the teams all the best for the future, and we are confident that they will build on their significant successes on the UCI event calendar, providing many more positive branding benefits for current and future sponsors.”
GreenEdge began in 2011 and raced under that name until mid-2012 when Orica joined as title sponsor.
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