Amets Txurruka joins Orica-GreenEdge to support Yates brothers

Amets Txurruka returns to the WorldTour after being signed by Orica-GreenEdge for the 2016 season to help in its general classification targets

Amets Txurruka in the 2014 Clasica San Sebastian

(Image credit: Watson)

Spanish climber Amets Txurruka has been signed by the Orica-GreenEdge team for 2016, in order to bolster the Australian WorldTour team's support for young British stage race talent Simon and Adam Yates.

Txurruka is signed from the Spanish Professional Continental outfit Caja Rural, but is probably better known as a rider with the now defunct Basque outfit Euskaltel-Euskadi, where he rode from 2007 to 2012. He's ridden in 14 grand tours, and this year won a stage of the Tour of Norway - a rare victory for a rider who is happy to be recognised as a team helper. He is Orica's first Spanish signing.

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