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Australian Rider’s Teams for the 2016 Season

As the World Tour races all draw to a close, riders and teams begin the scramble to resign and reshuffle the field for the 2016 season. Once all the ProTour teams are decided the riders can continue training and preparing for the new season.

This season we saw the Australian team Orica Greenedge team pick up some new talent and push some talented young riders to the front of the bunch to get some great results, but the next round of team transfers has some big hitters swapping their teams up for new offers, and some new Australian up-and-comers

Notably for Australian rider Richie Porte, a move from Team Sky to BMC Racing Team will see him on a new bike for the next ProTour season.

Here is a look at how the teams are playing out, broken down into a few categories for signed, extension, negotiation and unconfirmed, with dates added for the last update received about that athlete and teams they were on in the previous 2015 season.

Update 27 Oct:

Matthew Hayman has resigned his contract with Orica Greenedge for 2 more years. The strong domestique will help the team to hopefully become GC contenders for The Tour de France.

Update 14 Oct:

Goss is now with One Pro Cycling team, Cameron Meyer moves to Team Dimension Data from Orica GreenEdge and Nathan Earle will be joining the Drapac Professional Cycling team for 2016.

Update 11 Oct:

Rumour has it that Matthew Goss will sign with One Pro Cycling team after the Abu Dhabi Tour has concluded. We are still waiting for confirmation but expect to see Goss join his fellow compatriot Steele Von Hoff on the team.

Brendan Canty moves from Team Budget Forklifts to the ProContinental team Drapac Professional Cycling.

Hilton Clarke is retiring at the end of the year, as is Cadel Evans from the WorldTour racing events. 

Update 30 Sep:  

MTN – Qhubeka has confirmed three new riders and a new sponsor. 

Mark Cavendish (GBR), Bernard Eisel (AUT) and Mark Renshaw from Australia have made the move from Etixx – Quick-step to formely MTN – Qhubeka now Team Dimension Data due to new sponsors Dimension Data being the major sponsor for the African team. Also rumored that sporting directors Rolf Aldag and Brian Holm, who worked with Cavendish, Eisel and Renshaw during their successful spell at HTC may make the move with the riders.

SIGNED:

Name: 2015 2016 Updated:
Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge Team Dimension Data 13 Oct
Matthew Goss MTN – Qhubeka One Pro Cycling 13 Oct
Nathan Earle  Team Sky Drapac Professional Cycling 11 Oct
Brendan Canty Team Budget Forklifts Drapac Professional Cycling 11 Oct
Steele Von Hoff NFTO One Pro Cycling 2 Oct
Nathan Haas Team Cannondale-Garmin Team Dimension Data 2 Oct
Mark Renshaw Etixx – Quick-Step  Team Dimension Data 30 Sep
Campbell Flakemore BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team 30 Sep
Jack Bobridge Team Budget Forklifts Trek Factory Racing 15 Sep
Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge Team Cannondale – Garmin 24 Aug
Alexander Edmondson Orica Greenedge 2 Aug
Jack Haig Jayco – AIS Orica Greenedge 2 Aug
Leigh Howard Orica GreenEdge IAM Cycling 27 Aug
Jason Lowndes Garneau – Quebecor Drapac Professional Cycling 15 Sep
Richie Porte Team Sky BMC Racing Team 1 Aug
Robert Power  Orica Greenedge 1 Aug

 

EXTENSION:

Name: 2015 2016 Updated:
Matthew Hayman Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 27 Oct
James Glasspool Team Novo Nordisk Team Novo Nordisk 14 Oct
Jonathan Clarke UnitedHealthCare UnitedHealthCare 14 Oct
Karl Menzies UnitedHealthCare UnitedHealthCare 14 Oct
Graeme Brown Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
William Clarke Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Jordan Kerby Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Lachlan Norris Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Adam Phelan Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Timothy Roe Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Bernard Sulzberger Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 13 Oct
Brenton Jones Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 11 Oct
Samuel Spokes Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 11 Oct
Michael Rogers Tinkoff – Saxo Tinkoff – Saxo 30 Sep
Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team BMC Racing Team 30 Sep
Michael Matthews Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 30 Sep
Simon Gerrans Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 30 Sep
Luke Durbridge Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 30 Sep
Caleb Ewan Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 30 Sep
David Tanner IAM Cycling IAM Cycling 30 Sep
Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling IAM Cycling 30 Sep
Rory Sutherland Movistar Movistar 30 Sep
Jai Crawford Kinan Cycling Team Kinan Cycling Team  2 Sep
Adam Hansen Lotto-Soudal Lotto-Soudal 18 Sep
Michael Hepburn Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 18 Sep
Damien Howson Orica Greenedge Orica Greenedge 2 Sep
Jay McCarthy Tinkoff – Saxo Tinkoff – Saxo 13 Aug
Travis Meyer Drapac Professional Cycling Drapac Professional Cycling 15 Sep

 

UNCONFIRMED:

Name: 2015 2016 Updated:
Daniel McConnell Trek Factory Racing ? 30 Sep
Mitchell Docker Orica Greenedge ? 30 Sep
Hilton Clark Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Retiring, effective 31/12  11 Oct
Christopher Sutton Team Sky ? 28 Sep
Calvin Watson Trek Factory Racing ? 23 Sep
Cameron Wurf Team Cannondale – Garmin 10 Sep

 

Stay tuned for more updates on all the Australian riders for the forthcoming season.

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