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Orica-GreenEdge confirmed for Tour of Alberta

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 03, 2013, 17:47 BST,
Updated:
July 03, 2013, 19:21 BST
Edition:
Third Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Race:
Tour of Alberta
Yellow jersey Simon Gerrans and his Orica GreenEdge teammates on the podium

Yellow jersey Simon Gerrans and his Orica GreenEdge teammates on the podium

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Tour de France leaders to take on Canadian stage race

Organisers of the inaugural Tour of Alberta announced today that current Tour de France leaders Orica-GreenEdge will take part in the race, set for September 3-8, 2013.

"We're extremely happy to announce Orica-GreenEdge's participation in Canada's biggest and most important stage race on a day that has been historic for them and their country," Duane Vinneau, the Tour of Alberta's executive director, said. "As one of the top teams in the world, we congratulate them on their great accomplishment and look forward to seeing them in Alberta this September."

Orica-GreenEdge will join fellow WorldTour teams Belkin, BMC Racing, Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale and Argos-Shimano, and is expected to bring time trial powerhouse Svein Tuft, who is currently with the team racing his first Tour de France.

Also on the roster are Champion System, Equipe Garneau-Quebecor, SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis and Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.

The remainder of the 15 teams will be announced later.

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