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Orica GreenEDGE will be hoping to carry on their strong start to the season at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, which starts later this week.
The team has already wrapped up the Australian national road race and the Santos Tour Down Under this year and have one major Australian objective left before their European campaign begins.
The team will be led by the winner of the national road race and Tour Down Under, Simon Gerrans and he will be handed a strong supporting cast in Simon Clarke, Mitch Docker, Matthew Goss, Damien Howson and Cameron Meyer.
Understandbly, given their start to the season sport director Matt Wilson has high expectations for the team.
“The team is coming in off the back of a huge win at Tour Down Under, and we have a really strong team going to the Herald Sun Tour also,” Wilson said.
“We won the team’s classification at Tour Down Under, and we’ve got about half of those guys in the line up for the Herald Sun Tour, plus some others who have prepared well for this race.
“The guys were so dominant in Adelaide, so we’re expecting big things.”
“Gerro has the form of his life. He is coming off two big wins, after the national titles and Tour Down Under, so he will start the Herald Sun Tour as the favourite. I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t make it a trifecta with a win at the Sun Tour also."
The Jayco Herald Sun Tour runs from February 5-9.