McPartland admits will miss working with the women’s team. To date, McPartland has directed the women’s squad to 38 victories.
“I’m really proud that I’ve been able to work with such a talented, diverse range of girls,” said McPartland. “I’m thrilled with the results we’ve achieved over the last two years. In the grand scheme of things, we’re a new team. Most new teams don’t have so much success from the start.”
“Beyond the results, we have an incredible team culture,” McPartland added. “We’re the best team in the world as far as our team environment, and I’m really proud of that, too. I’m very sad to be leaving this sort of group despite my excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
McPartland joins Orica-GreenEDGE, Gene Bates to fill women’s role : SBS Cycling Central | Cycling News and Results | Video Highlights
Good luck to Dave McPartland in his new role!
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In Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, we endured many cobbled sectors. In Le Samyn, we just have one cobbled climb: the Côte de Montignies sur Roc, which we race up four times in the final circuits. This race has many typical features of Belgium races including the concrete roads, short sharp climbs, technical sections and some cobble. If the wind is strong, weather can also play a factor.
Last year was the first time I raced Le Samyn, and while the race came down to a bunch sprint at the end, this is no normal sprint. The gradual uphill gradient for the last 600 metres means that timing and a well-organised team is critical to success.
— ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : In Her Own Words: Amanda Spratt Previews Le Samyn
Orica-GreenEdge were in fact hamstrung and placed in the awkward situation courtesy of the fact that individual entrants, Cromwell and Gracie Elvin, were unable to wear any other jersey than their trade team kit. McPartland admitted to Cyclingnews that he was not surprised that the suggestions of collusion had therefore occurred but made clear that there was no directive from team management to collude.
"It is a disadvantage for the others, I’m not going to lie about that," he told Cyclingnews.
Orica-AIS Warned After Collusion Concerns Emerge From Rivals | Cyclingnews.com
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