Team BikeExchange–Jayco (men's team)

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Team BikeExchange–Jayco (UCI team code: BEX) is an Australian professional road race cycling team. Launched in January 2011, it competes at UCI WorldTeam level. The team was formed under the management of Andrew Ryan and Shayne Bannan, with Neil Stephens and Matt White[1] as Sporting Directors.[2] The team rides Giant bicycles, and wear Giordana Cycling clothing and Scott eyewear.[3] The team has financial backing from Australian businessman Gerry Ryan[4] who owns Jayco Australia.[5]

Team BikeExchange–Jayco
Team information
Founded2011 (2011)
StatusUCI WorldTeam
BicyclesScott (2011–2020)
Bianchi (2021)
Giant (2022–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Team name history
2012 GreenEDGE Cycling (GEC)
2012–2016 Orica–GreenEDGE (OGE)
2016 Orica–BikeExchange (OBE)
2017 Orica–Scott (ORS)
2018–2020 Mitchelton–Scott (MTS)
2021 Team BikeExchange (BEX)
2022– Team BikeExchange–Jayco (BEX)
Current season

The team has a women's team and supports its riders competing in track cycling.[6] In 2017 they also established a development team, Mitchelton–BikeExchange.[7]

In June 2016, ahead of the 2016 Tour de France the team announced BikeExchange, an Australian cycling retailer, was stepping up as a title sponsor of the team.[8] Team owner, Gerry Ryan, had previously sought to secure further sponsorship after Orica announced they would stop sponsoring the team after the 2017 season.[9] From 2018 until 2020, the team was known as Mitchelton–Scott, with Ryan's Mitchelton Wines as a major sponsor.[10]



The team was launched as 'GreenEDGE Cycling' on 17 January 2011 in Adelaide, South Australia, and signed a full complement of 30 riders. On 6 December 2011, the team was admitted by the UCI to the 2012 and 2013 World Tour seasons.[11][12]

Orica, a multinational company that provides chemicals and explosives for the mining industry, was GreenEDGE's title sponsor.[13] The team attracted SCOTT Sports[14] as a bicycle supplier and Santini Maglificio Sportivo as suppliers of apparel.[3]


In January 2012, GreenEDGE made its debut in the Bay Classic Series in Victoria, Australia. Allan Davis won the men's classification racing for GreenEDGE's second team in the race, Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms, while Melissa Hoskins won the women's event.[15] The following week Simon Gerrans won the Australian National Road Race Championships in Buninyong, Victoria. He was one of 16 GreenEDGE riders in the race. Luke Durbridge won the time trial title ahead of GreenEDGE team-mate Cameron Meyer.[16][17][18] At the end of January, Gerrans won the Tour Down Under, picking up victory for GreenEDGE in its first World Tour event.[19] The team won their first major European race in the team time trial of Tirreno–Adriatico[20] following a near miss from Gerrans during Paris–Nice.[21] GreenEDGE then won their first monument when, again, Simon Gerrans won Milan–San Remo in a 3 up sprint after following the key move over the top of the final climb.[22]


Christian Meier racing for Orica-GreenEDGE in Madrid.

Going into the 2013 season, Orica–GreenEDGE started at the Bay Classic Series in Victoria, Australia. Luke Durbridge won stage 2 and Mitchell Docker won the third and final stage. Defending Champion in the Women’s Event Melissa Hoskins defended her title and picked up her first win in stage 3 of the Women’s event.

With the defending champions in the Men’s and Women’s Time Trial and Road Race in the Australian National Road Race Championships Orica–GreenEDGE had high expectations to meet. Luke Durbridge went out and won the Time Trial on day one. Cameron Meyer followed that up with a solo break in the criterium. With the defending champion Simon Gerrans the favourite in the road race they were set for a clean sweep. Luke Durbridge was part of an early break in the first few kilometers. As the race progressed the other riders of the break dropped off. Luke Durbridge rode the final lap and a half solo to win by over 1 minute. New signing for 2013 Michael Matthews sprinted home to make it a one-two and a clean sweep of the Nationals.

Orica–GreenEDGE had a very successful start to the 2013 Tour de France. After avoiding much of the carnage of the first two stages, Simon Gerrans won the 3rd stage. The next day, in the team time trial, Orica–GreenEDGE took out the stage by beating Omega Pharma-Quick Step by 0.75 of a second. In the process, Gerrans took possession of the yellow jersey as the new race leader and held it for 2 days, then gave it up to teammate Daryl Impey for an additional two days.


The team started the 2014 with success, tasting overall victory at the inaugural round of the 2014 UCI World Tour, the Tour Down Under – courtesy of Simon Gerrans. New recruit Adam Yates secured his first classification win with the young riders classification at the Tour de San Luis. Simon Clarke took the second overall victory, winning the Herald Sun Tour. In the remainder of the spring season, the team would go on to take a smattering of victories at the Tour of the Basque Country, Tour de Romandie, and Tour of Turkey. The team's most notable wins of the spring again came courtesy of Gerrans, who took victory at Liège–Bastogne–Liège ; whilst Adam Yates continued his good early season form, winning the overall classification of the Tour of Turkey (his first pro GC victory).

Entering the first Grand Tour of the year, the Giro d'Italia, the team targeted the stage win in the Team Time Trial and stage victories with Michael Matthews (who took victory on stage 6 into Montecassino). Pieter Weening took a surprise victory into Sestola on stage 9.

The team again took a smattering of stage wins as the season progressed through the summer, notching victories at the Tour de Suisse, Tour of Slovenia, GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano and Giro di Toscana. As the season entered the second half, Matthews would take a stage at the Vuelta a España, whilst Daryl Impey would claim the overall win in the Tour of Alberta. Gerrans would go on to take victory in the two Canadian one-day World Tour races: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The team's final victory would come from Michael Albasini, at Tre Valli Varesine.






On 28 April 2016, Simon Yates returned an adverse analytical finding for Terbutaline. Yates had been prescribed the drug to treat asthma, but a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) request had not been filed. The team attributed this to an administrative error. The team took full responsibility for this error, emphasising that Yates had no fault in the occurrence.[23][24]


The team is known for their online videos created by Dan Jones. Their channel has been successful due to their series "Backstage Pass" which gives viewers an insight into the team and the personalities in it. As of July 13, 2016, Dan has made over 400 episodes of Backstage Pass.[25] The channel also had series such as "Bike Riders Can't Cook" and "Sunrise to Sunset" which showed fans a day in the life of a rider or staff member. The total hits on the channel is currently over 16.5 million. One of the most successful videos so far was the team's version of Call Me Maybe by singer Carly Rae Jepsen. It has had over 1 million hits on YouTube and was also used by Eurosport to introduce the coverage of the 16th stage of the 2012 Vuelta a España.

Neil Rogers from Velo News labelled the video "Possibly the single best PR move I've seen from a pro cycling team in years!"[26]

In 2013, they made a tribute video of AC/DC's famous song "You Shook Me All Night Long", though they were forced to remove it from their official channel after a complaint from the rights holders.

In 2014 Dan Jones created #SKYvOGE, a series where both Orica–GreenEDGE and Team Sky took part in a series of challenges off the bike which was also featured on Eurosport's cycling coverage of the 2014 Paris-Nice.

Team rosterEdit

As of 13 January 2022.[27][28][29][30]
Rider Date of birth
  Alexandre Balmer (SUI) (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 22)
  Jack Bauer (NZL) (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 37)
  Sam Bewley (NZL) (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 35)
  Kevin Colleoni (ITA) (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 22)
  Lawson Craddock (USA) (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 30)
  Luke Durbridge (AUS) (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 31)
  Alex Edmondson (AUS) (1993-12-22) 22 December 1993 (age 28)
  Tsgabu Grmay (ETH) (1991-08-25) 25 August 1991 (age 30)
  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 29)
  Kaden Groves (AUS) (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 23)
  Lucas Hamilton (AUS) (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 26)
  Michael Hepburn (AUS) (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 30)
  Damien Howson (AUS) (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 29)
  Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR) (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 28)
  Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN) (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
  Tanel Kangert (EST) (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 35)
  Alexander Konychev (ITA) (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 24)
  Jan Maas (NED) (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 26)
  Michael Matthews (AUS) (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 31)
  Cameron Meyer (AUS) (1988-01-11) 11 January 1988 (age 34)
  Luka Mezgec (SLO) (1988-06-27) 27 June 1988 (age 34)
  Kelland O'Brien (AUS) (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 24)
  Jesús David Peña (COL) (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 22)
  Nick Schultz (AUS) (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 27)
  Callum Scotson (AUS) (1996-08-10) 10 August 1996 (age 26)
  Dion Smith (NZL) (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 29)
  Matteo Sobrero (ITA) (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 25)
  Campbell Stewart (NZL) (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 24)
  Simon Yates (GBR) (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 30)

Major winsEdit

National, continental & world championsEdit

  Australian Road Race Simon Gerrans
  Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
  Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
  Eritrean Road Race Daniel Teklehaymanot
  Eritrean Time Trial Daniel Teklehaymanot
  African Time Trial Daniel Teklehaymanot
  Australian Road Race Luke Durbridge
  Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
  Australian Criterium, Cameron Meyer
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Oceania Road Race Cameron Meyer
  Lithuanian Road Race Tomas Vaitkus
  African Time Trial Daniel Teklehaymanot
  Australian Time Trial Michael Hepburn
  Australian Road Race Simon Gerrans
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Oceania Road Race Luke Durbridge
  Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
  Canadian Road Race Svein Tuft
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Oceania Time Trial Michael Hepburn
  Australian Criterium, Caleb Ewan
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Hong Kong Time Trial, Cheung King Lok
  Hong Kong Road Race, Cheung King Lok
  Australian Criterium, Caleb Ewan
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Chinese Time Trial, Cheung King Lok
  Slovenian Road Race Luka Mezgec
  Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
  Slovenian Cross Country Mountainbike Luka Mezgec
  Slovenian Cyclo-cross Luka Mezgec
  Australian Criterium, Caleb Ewan
  Australian Road Race Alexander Edmondson
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  South African Road Race Daryl Impey
  World Track (Points race), Cameron Meyer
  Canadian Time Trial Svein Tuft
  European Road Race Matteo Trentin
  Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  South African Road Race Daryl Impey
  Ethiopian Time Trial Tsgabu Grmay
  Australian Time Trial Luke Durbridge
  Australian Road Race Cameron Meyer
  South African Time Trial Daryl Impey
  Hungarian Time Trial Barnabás Peák
  Australian Criterium, Kaden Groves
  Australian Road Race Cameron Meyer
  American Time Trial, Lawson Craddock

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ a b "Sponsors and Supporters". GreenEDGE Cycling. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
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  5. ^ "GreenEDGE venture launched in Adelaide". Cycling Central. AAP. 17 January 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  6. ^ Reed, Ron (18 January 2011). "GreenEDGE will usher in a new era in Australian cycling". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  7. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (24 January 2017). "Orica-Scott create development Continental team with Chinese backing". Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Orica-GreenEdge to become Orica-BikeExchange ahead of Tour de France -". 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Gerry Ryan likely to announce new Orica-GreenEdge sponsor before 2016 Tour de France -". 28 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Orica-Scott teams become Mitchelton-Scott in 2018". 11 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Cycling Australia > Home". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  12. ^ "GreenEdge and RadioShack-Nissan confirmed for WorldTour". Cycling News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  13. ^ Jane Aubrey (May 2012). "Orica joins GreenEdge in three-year sponsorship deal".
  14. ^ "GreenEDGE to ride Scott bikes". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. 22 March 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  15. ^ Aubrey, Jane (4 January 2011). "Hoskins holds on to final day lead to celebrate a deserved overall win". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Gerrans clinches Aussie cycling title". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  17. ^ "GreenEDGE plots winning game plan". 6 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Under 23 world champion Durbridge ousts Meyer in Learmonth". 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Gerrans crowned Tour Down Under champion in Adelaide". 22 January 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  20. ^ Cycling News (7 March 2012). "Tirreno-Adriatico 2012: Stage 1 Results -".
  21. ^ Barry Ryan (6 March 2012). "Paris - Nice 2012: Stage 3 Results -".
  22. ^ Cycling News. "Milan-San Remo 2013: Results -". Archived from the original on 20 March 2013.
  23. ^ "Simon Yates returns positive doping test -". 28 April 2016.
  24. ^ "Simon Yates 'caught in the middle' of doping storm, says Orica-GreenEdge directeur sportif -". 29 April 2016.
  25. ^ "200th Backstage Pass". YouTube. 17 May 2014.
  26. ^ "@nealrogers" on Twitter
  27. ^ Benson, Daniel (4 January 2022). "2022 Team Preview: Team BikeExchange Jayco". CyclingNews. Future plc. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
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  29. ^ "Men Team - Team BikeExchange Jayco". GreenEDGE Cycling. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  30. ^ "An upward trajectory: Team BikeExchange Jayco men confirm roster & goals for 2022". GreenEDGE Cycling. 29 November 2021. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2022.

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