Mitchelton-BikeExchange confirm plans for 2019

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After several months of uncertainty GreenEdge Cycling have confirmed that their Mitchelton-BikeExchange team will return for 2019, with the Tour of Langkawi scheduled as their first race later this spring. In the summer of 2018 the riders on the roster were informed that the squad faced possible closure but this week GreenEdge confirmed that the project would go ahead with a roster of eight riders. The team will race at Continental level. The most significant development is that the team will increase their interest in Asia, with a more concentrated focus on developing riders from China. The team had been seen as one of the most important gateways from which Australian talent could develop and move into the WorldTour. The team are also unlikely to race consistently in Europe this year. In 2018 a squad of 15 riders consisted of six Australian, from which Callum Scotson transitioned into the men's ...

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