Orica-GreenEDGE target stage wins with Tour de France team


Michael Matthews, Mathew Hayman and Adam Yates will approach each day of the Tour de France "like it's a classic", according to Orica-GreenEDGE sports director Matt White.

Hayman, who won the Paris-Roubaix, will be team road captain of the Australian outfit's nine-rider team for the Tour, which also features experienced riders Simon Gerrans and Daryl Impey.

Michael Albasini, Luke Durbridge, Chris Juul-Jensen and Ruben Plaza complete the squad, and White is backing his men to deliver stage wins.

He told Cycling News: "We have a great degree of flexibility, experience and talent in the team for the Tour. 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."