Australian WorldTour outfit GreenEdge is set to announce the name of a new title sponsor on Tuesday next week.
The addition of a title sponsor will mean that the squad will change its name and kit ahead of the opening Grand Tour of the 2012 season, the Giro d’Italia, starting on May 5.
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The Australian team made its top-level competitive debut at the Tour Down Under in January, immediately finding success with an overall win by Simon Gerrans. Gerrans then continued his run of form, taking the Milan-San Remo classic in March.
Michael Albasini dominated the Volta a Catalunya for the team, taking two stage wins and the overall. The squad also won the team time trial in Tirreno-Adriatico in fine style, and Luke Durbridge continued the strong performances against the clock with a time trial win in the Circuit de la Sarthe on his way to winning the event overall. South African Daryl Impey took a stage win at the Tour of the Basque Country in early April.
GreenEdge is Australia’s first top-tier team, over half of its 30 riders are Australian. The team is one of 18 WorldTour squads registered with the Union Cycliste Internationale.
Earlier this week, GreenEdge announced its nine-man roster for the Giro d’Italia (May 5-27): Brett Lancaster (Aus), Christian Meier (Can), Daryl Impey (RSA), Fumiyuki Beppu (Jap), Jack Bobridge (Aus), Jens Keukeleire (Bel), Matt Goss (Aus), Svein Tuft (Can) and Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu).