Say hello to Robbie. His record speaks for itself. Scan his palamares. Three green jerseys at the Tour de France. More than one hundred professional wins. Three-time Australian road champion. Record-holding 12 stage wins at the Tour Down Under. Simply put, Robbie is one of Australia’s best cycling exports. He is hors categorie.
Robbie’s achievements have benefited Belgian, Dutch, Russian and American teams throughout his lengthy career. His appointment as rider/technical adviser at GreenEDGE is a homecoming for the man, who like many other members of the squad, got a start at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The Queenslander waxes poetic about the mix of riders his team has assembled. He believes the team has struck a balance between the young guns and the more experienced riders and welcomes to foreign riders to bring an international flavor that will complement the Australian group.
Robbie kickstarts his season with his final Tour Down Under. He is confident GreenEDGE can be successful in Australia’s round of the WorldTour in its first outing.
"We’ll come out firing and I’m sure the other teams will be expecting some stiff competition from us, which they’ll get. The aim is fairly simple – to win races."