Team GreenEdge Reveals Roster for 2012 Vuelta a Espana
Team GreenEdge has revealed its nine-man line-up for the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, which begins with a team time trial on Saturday, August 18.
performance might be difficult after a solid Tour de France, so we're looking to him for strong individual showings on key stages."
Cameron Meyer began his development as a stage race overall contender this season, and his progression continues with a leadership role at the Vuelta a España. The older of the two Meyer brothers finished tenth overall at Tirreno-Adriatico and narrowly missed the top-ten, in 11th place, at the Amgen Tour of California.
"Cameron can time trial, climb and position himself well in the bunch," Stephens said appreciatively and added "He has many of the qualities we seek in a rider who can perform well on the general classification of a longer stage race. We're looking towards Cameron as our only rider to focus on overall results. He'll have support from his teammates when possible in the mountains."
According to a team member Wesley Sulzberger offers Team GreenEdge a final wild card amongst its nine Vuelta roster riders. Said to always be ready to ride on the front for his teammates, the Tasmanian is equally comfortable taking his chances from a breakaway group as he is setting tempo on the front of the bunch.
"Wes has shown a lot of promise as a developing rider," Stephens elaborated. "He has a wide range of talents that we're able to use. We're confident that he can handle the early work the team will require to do on certain stages."
"All in all our entire Vuelta line-up is looking forward to the first Spanish Grand Tour for our team. I'm confident this year's final Grand Tour will bring some great results for us along the way," Stephens concluded.
Team GreenEdge roster for the 2012 Vuelta a España:
Allan Davis, Cameron Meyer, Julian Dean, Pieter Weening, Mitch Docker, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Simon Clarke, Travis Meyer, and Wesley Suzlberger
Reserve: Christian Meier
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