It's been a fantastic season for Orica-BikeExchange as the Australian-based team has accomplished a great deal. From Esteban Chaves' second place, to Matthew Hayman's victory at Paris-Roubaix. Itsbeen a season to remember.Last week they added another accomplishment to the season. Adam Yates won the young riders jersey at the Tour de France and finished fourth overall in the general classification. The 23-year-old was only making his second appearance at the race. As a result his performance garnered a lot of attention. He is already receiving praise as a potential future grand tour winner.

Chaves and Yates

Orica-BikeExchange have a lot of potential moving forward as a team. Chaves and Yates have both showed what they have, and shown what it takes to perform at the highest level. Both are still very young and have the potential to win a grand tour.Chaves' performance at the Giro was very impressive, as the Colombian rider surprised many by finishing second overall. He even gained the Maglia Rosa for a day before losing it to Vincenzo Nibali on the final day. Despite losing the jersey, it was still a huge accomplishment for a rider of his age. Nibali is a seasoned veteran, and is a former Tour de France winner himself.

Chaves will undoubtedly be one of the riders to watch at the Vuelta a Espana in August.

He will have another very talented young rider Simon Yates in support, which should help him immensely. Could he claim his first grand tour win next month?Yates is looking like one of the future stars of the sport. His work in the mountains was phenomenal, as he was able to stick with the worlds best climbers.

All of this was done without a main support rider. He was on his own on most of the climbs.At the moment the one area he needs to improve in is the time trial. The time trial is not his strong suit, but with some improvement he can become a dangerous general classification rider.

Others to watch

Orica-BikeExchange also have a very talented sprinter in Caleb Ewan.

The 22-year-old Australian has already won a grand tour stage and multiple stages in other UCI World Tour events. His unique sprinting style has been a topic of discussion among many Cycling fans and has gained a lot of attention in itself. If he can continue to improve he could easily be the next sprinting star.

Jack Haig is beginning to show his potential as well. The Australian recently finished second at the Tour of Slovenia, and had a strong performance in January at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour with a fifth place finish. The future is bright for the 22-year-old.

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