Australian team, GreenEDGE, have announced their maiden Gro d’Italia line-up, with the focus being very much on stage wins; Matt Goss will go for the sprint victories.
Goss will be supported in his quest by an exciting looking roster, containing Brett Lancaster, Tomas Vaitkus, and Jens Keukeleire, who will all play roles in the Goss’ sprint lead-out team.
The 25-year old is highly thought of in the sport, and GreenEDGE are backing him to challenge for stage victories in the Tour de France warm-up event. Check out the Tour de France odds for more information on the riders.
While the team have admitted they won’t be challenging for the general classification, director of sport, Matt White, has revealed the team will have a good chance of picking up some stage victories.
“We’re solely focused on stage wins”, said White. “We’ve said that from the beginning. We definitely don’t have anyone for the general classification.
“Most of our riders will have a chance for individual stage wins, and Matt Goss is our leader for the sprints. The Giro is an important race for Matt Goss”, added White.
Also named in the GreenEDGE team are Svein Tuft, Jack Bobridge, Fumiyuki Beppu, Christian Meier, and Daryl Impey.
Tuft and Bobridge are expected to play key roles in the time trail sections of the event, as well as the important job of looking after Goss during the peloton.