Simon Gerrans pads his overall lead at the Tour Down Under with his second win in a row, out-sprinting Ben Swift in stage 4.
Despite a drop in wins in 2015, Australia’s first WorldTour team sets high expectations for its 25-man roster next season.
"This season has been full of comebacks," says the Orica rider, who has broken a collarbone, elbow, and wrist this year
Several riders returned to action over the weekend, including Fabian Cancellara at the Vuelta a Espana.
The Australian squad brings a mix of veterans and younger riders to the season's third and final grand tour.
After four stages, Orica is down two riders and has several injuries, but that's not dampening the plucky Australians' optimism.
Due to a major crash, Tour de France officials temporarily stop the race ahead of stage 3's first notable climb near Huy, Belgium
The Giant-Alpecin star has eight Tour de France stage wins but will miss this year's race after an illness
The Critérium du Dauphiné kicks off Sunday in Ugina, France, with several challenging ascents along the eight-day route
Both riders wet down in Thursday's wet stage, with Kung hospitalized with a compression fracture of his T9 vertebrae