The Australian is reporting that veteran Australian Stuart O’Grady, now with the Leopard-Trek team, will join the new Australian GreenEdge squad for the 2012 season. The paper also is reporting that sprinter Robbie McEwen, currently with RadioShack, is set to join the team as well.
“Stuey has wanted to be a part of this project since we first went public with wanting to put a team at the Tour de France, back in Adelaide last January,” GreenEdge’s financial backer Gerry Ryan told The Australian Sunday.
“We’ll be rolling out more big-name signings in the days and weeks ahead.
Ryan told the paper that the new squad has already made bank guarantees with the UCI and has assurances that it would start the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Tour of California next year.