Orica GreenEDGE shows unwavering support to have a Canadian leadership for their Tour squad, choosing newly minted National Road/Itt champion, Svein Tuft. We're celebrating the 147th Canada Day and, to me, Svein Tuft is the quintessential Canadian - laid back, tough working and at times victorious. You may remember he rode last year's Tour (his first) helped Simon Gerrans in yellow and finished as lantern rouge. I call that victorious. Last May, he wore the maglia rosa after helping the team win the TTT on his 37th birthday. He survived a crash on stage 6 and finished the Giro with teammate, Michael Hepburn. Last Thursday at Lac Mégantic, Tuft won the Canadian TT championship for the ninth time and the road race, for the second time. Well deserved for the Tuft-man.
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"Svein is one of the lynchpins in the team. He's a very positive influence on our young guys. With Svein and Hayman, we've got great leadership. We have a very young team with some old heads to guide them."
- Matt White.
Orica GreenEDGE for Le Tour: Svein Tuft, Jens Keukeleire, Luke Durbridge, Mathew Hayman, Michael Albasini, Michael Matthews, Simon Clarke, Simon Gerrans & Simon Yates.