From the SBS Cycling Central website - "Australian WorldTour squad GreenEDGE has released a statement to the media explaining that it intends to announce a title sponsor for the team on Tuesday, May 1 in Melbourne".
I always wondered if Australia was going to have a WorldTour team, who would be the main sponsor - QANTAS, BHP, WESTPAC? and I guess my question will be answered on Tuesday. I was thinking that the company should have a presence in Europe, or going to have one.
Who do you think would be an appropriate Australian sponsor - Barbecues Galore, XXXX, Vegemite, Mortein? Or are they not going to be Australian??
Do their corporate colours have to be GREEN???
While Orica do make explosives they do make lots of other stuff.
They are a multinational company
So it's now to be Orica-GreenEdge. Having splashed out for what has so swiftly become retro kit, I won't be buying the new one.
Did you buy the old one ?
I got my jersey as part of the membership package and bought the bibs from Cycling Express
does that mean the current kit will go down in price as shops will be in a hurry to get them out the door?
Cycling Express are today at $59.95 for SS replica jersey.
If Green Edge keep changing their wardrobe at the current rate then they won't be able to give replica jerseys away. There must be a woman in their ranks somewhere ;-)
GREEN is not something that most people would describe Orica as. The old ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) they have an unenviable environmental record - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orica.
Maybe the team will be renamed as The Green Edge of a Murky Blacky Brown smelly toxic swamp?
I hope the team can grow in a clearly corrosive environment?
I wonder how many innocent lives they have taken with their toxic spills and messups? (Not only human)
At least Orica is an Australian Company. If we want to 'dig dirt' on the Company's environmental activities , I am sure we could find fault with just about any Company which uses Iron Ore, paper products, Petroleum etc, etc. Rather than knock the Company we should all be over the moon that we have an Australian Team racing (currently 6th in the Worlds UCI rankings.) in the Giro and TdF. Never thought I would see that happen. Great to see.
Exactly my sentiment. I'm sure other Pro team sponsors don't have great records in environmental mangement or any other issue you want to jump on. Just be happy we are there.
Good idea... just sweep it under the carpet...
those creatures don't matter anyway...
I reckon the Orica marketing chaps will be popping the corks on a few bottles of champers tonight...fancy getting naming rights on a cycling team with the word "Green" in the name, a snazzy green jersey and a symbol on the jersey that looks suspiciously like an environmentally friendly recycling arrow? I just hope the riders get a pay rise for all those subliminal messages they are now carting around. Orica couldn't have planned it better....
GE just lost a whole lot of appeal to me.....