Aussie WorldTour team Orica-BikeExchange and elite women’s team Orica-AIS will be known as Orica-Scott from 2017 after the signing of Scott Sports as co-naming rights sponsor.
Team General Manager Shayne Bannan said he is thrilled to have Scott – bike providor since Orica-GreenEdge’s inception in 2012 – step up to a major co-naming rights sponsor.
“Their progression as a sponsor follows ours as a team and together we believe the partnership will achieve great things in the coming years,” he said.
“We are committed to providing our men and women the best environment and equipment to achieve maximum results. Scott Sports’ dedication to this cause, right from day one, has already seen us come a long way since our inception. Now, together, we look forward to taking the next major steps.”
Pascal Ducrot, Vice President at Scott Sports, said to be successful at the top level of the sport teams simply have to have the best equipment.
“We know this as well as anyone so we are putting the full force of the Scott Sports group behind this partnership,” he said.
“This way GreenEDGE Cycling can benefit from our expertise across every category. The best example of this is probably Syncros. They make incredible products that integrate seamlessly with our bike. It’s a huge win for the team.”
The new name will come into effect from January 1, 2017. After a game-changing 2016, the team are excited about the highly-anticipated 2017 season – especially with the likes of Esteban Chavez, Simon Gerrans, Roman Kreuziger, Caleb Ewan and the Yates brothers on board.