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Orica-GreenEDGE owner Ryan takes Australia role

November 11, 2013

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Gerry Ryan, the owner of Pro Tour team Orica-GreenEDGE, has replaced Klaus Mueller as president of Cycling Australia.

Mueller quit in August after more than three years in the job and in the wake of a report by the Australian Sports Commission critical of the governance of cycling in the country.

The appointment of Ryan, a long-time financial backer of cycling in Australia, was welcomed by the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC president John Coates said Ryan had made a “tremendous contribution” over two decades to individual Olympic champions and as a sponsor of cycling tours, teams and programs.

Coates says Ryan ” is committed to the sport and his drive and passion in the role of CA President will be of great benefit to cyclists at all levels.”

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