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06 December 2011
Source from Scott-sports.com - www.greenedgecycling.com/ GreenEDGE Cycling and Scott Sports are proud to announce that the UCI has approved its license application for WorldTour status. On the basis of the documentation submitted to the UCI License Commission, GreenEDGE has been granted a UCI World Tour license for the 2012-2013 period. This announcement gives Australia its first team in the WorldTour with a roster of 30 riders competing from 2012. Please click here to view the UCI's statement in its entirety. “This is a key moment for Australian cycling and we are proud to enter the WorldTour with a new and extremely motivated project,” says team founder Gerry Ryan. “I am convinced that we will bring great moments and a lot of passion to the sport with this team. I’d like to use this opportunity to congratulate the entire team and all of our partners with this important, historical step.” Eighteen teams have been granted UCI WorldTour status. These teams will be eligible to compete in all WorldTour events. GreenEDGE's General Manager Shayne Bannan “This is a team built for the future and we are obviously thrilled to have the license in place,” says General Manager Shayne Bannan. “We have been confident all along during the process, but at the same time humble towards the criteria you need to meet in order to get the final approval. We are currently busy with our first team camp and everything is coming together for a great debut year in the WorldTour. We’re young team with big ambitions about giving back to the sport and create excitement both in Australia and across the globe. Cycling has grown immensely over the last years and we are happy to be an integrated part of that positive development.” Get an insideview of GreenEDGE training facilities in Europe to understand High Performance Objectives of the team in coming years on World tour. The Team is now confirmed as the first Australian based UCI Word Tour team and they look forward to debuting on home soil at the Tour Down Under in January 2012. SCOTT Sports extends its congratulations to the Team. Go GreenEDGE! GreenEDGE 2012 Roster Michael Albasini (Sui) Bepppu Fumiyuki (Jpn) Jack Bobridge (Aus) Simon Clarke (Aus) Baden Cooke (Aus) Allan Davis (Aus) Julian Dean (NZ) Mitchell Docker (Aus) Luke Durbridge (Aus) (neo) Simon Gerrans (Aus) Matt Goss (Aus) Michael Hepburn (Aus) (neo) Leigh Howard (Aus) Daryl Impey (RSA) Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Brett Lancaster (Aus) Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Robbie McEwen (Aus) Christian Meier (Can) Cameron Meyer (Aus) Travis Meyer (Aus) Jens Mouris (Ned) Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eritrea) (neo) Svein Tuft (Can) Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pieter Weening (Ned) Matt Wilson (Aus)