Orica has won one stage in the last 3 TDF's - Had half their team knocked out in the 2015 crash.StryderHells said:Why is the TDF Orica's bogey race? They've had stage wins and also had Yates perform above expectations in last years editionyaco said:Think Edmondson being re-signed is a given - Interesting to see how Orica approach the TDF ( their bogey race ) with Chaves' ongoing injury concerns - At least a month before Chavez can race again and there is little stage racing in May - As much as Chaves goes well off a limited preparation doubt he can only race Dauphine or Suisse and go into the TDF.dirkprovin said:Edmondson did have a high placing at Junior RVV so there has always been an inkling that this may be fertile ground in future. However, he lost the majority of 2016 season due to track commitments and one suspects that rather than give him just a full cobbles immersion, rather they are looking at giving him a wider cross-section of racing experience for this year. The fact they we are already seeing a couple of brave showings indicate that barring the unforseen, they'll be extending the deal at the end of this season.yaco said:Actually seven were listed to start - Cort withdrew the day before, Juul-Jensen DNF in stage 1 and Keukeliere DNS in stage 2 - They can only hope Durbridge podiums in the ITT which he should.RedheadDane said:So... seems they haven't had the best of luck in de Panne.
Only started six, Juul-Jensen out during the stage after his crash, and apparently Keukeleire out too...
Juul-Jensen replaced by Edmondson for RVV - Edmondson showed in stage 1 he can write on hilly, cobbled terrain - Surprised that Edmondson never rode the full classics season.