Hayman to leave Team Sky for ORICA-GreenEDGE

Hayman to leave Team Sky for ORICA-GreenEDGE
By Eurosport

21/08/2013 at 17:40Updated 21/08/2013 at 17:41

ORICA-GreenEDGE have confirmed the signing of Team Sky domestique Mathew Hayman on a two year contract.

The Australian will join the team from his home country at the end of the season after spending the last four seasons at Sky.

"I watched the team from the start," said Hayman of the move.

"There was talk about it for five years leading up to getting a license and sponsors. I followed along the whole way. Watching it evolve and feeling the excitement in Australia to finally get a team it can support was great."

Hayman said he hopes to make an impact in the Classics and represent the team at the Tour de France.

"I really enjoy the Classics – they are where I get my best results," said Hayman.

"My major focus will be to get the most out of the Classics in the next two years. I’d like to bring all my years of experience together and hope that I’m at the pointy end for all of them.

"It will be a lot of hard work to make the (Tour de France) team, but I am motivated to make it happen."

Hayman is perhaps best remember for winning gold in the road race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games while he has also won the Vuelta a Mallorca (2001), The Sachsen Tour (2005) and the Paris-Bourges (2011)