Rising Australian talent Michael Matthews has joined the Orica-GreenEDGE team on a contract that runs until 2014.
The under-23 road race champion joins the Australian outfit from Dutch team Rabobank who he joined after turning professional in 2011 as a 20-year-old.
"I chose Orica-GreenEDGE for several reasons. Most importantly, it will be an amazing experience to be a part of an Australian team," Matthews said in a team media release.
"I really look forward to racing with and learning from some of the best Australian riders in the world."
Orica-GreenEDGE sporting director Matt White said Matthews is a very versatile rider.
"He can climb a bit and of course has a great sprint finish," White told Cyclingnews.
"I think in the coming years we could see him develop as a rider for the week-long stage races too.
"He's a big talent."
Some of Matthews' more notable results include stage wins on the Tour Down Under in 2011 and the Tour of Utah this month.