Simon Gerrans Captures Record Fourth Tour Down Under

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 24, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans claimed a record fourth Tour Down Under when he finished safely in the peloton after the 90-kilometre final stage on Sunday. Gerrans finished the UCI season-opening race nine seconds ahead of fellow countryman Richie Porte of BMC Racing. Colombia's Sergio Henao from Team Sky was third overall, 11 seconds behind … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Tour Down Under Stage 5 On Willunga Hill

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Richie Porte powered his way to win the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Willunga Hill Saturday as fellow Australian Simon Gerrans consolidated his hold on first place overall. With one day left in the season-opening UCI World Tour race, Orica GreenEdge rider Gerrans leads Porte (BMC Racing) by nine seconds with Colombia's Sergio Henao (Sky) a … [Read more...]

Gerrans On His Way To Fourth Tour Down Under Title

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans won a feisty sprint finish to claim Friday's 138-kilometer fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, setting himself up for his fourth overall victory in the event. Gerrans, who also won Thursday's third stage in a sprint, has the advantage going into the fifth stage, a 151.5-kilometer stretch from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill on … [Read more...]

Gerrans Wins Stage 3, And Overall Lead At Tour Down Under

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 21, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans took out a dramatic sprint finish in the third stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Campbelltown on Thursday. The Orica GreenEdge rider pipped fellow Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) on the finish line of the 139-kilometre stage with a time of 3hr 37min 34sec. The stage win for the … [Read more...]

Tor de France Stopped As Yellow Jersey Cancellara Crashes Hard

Huy, Belgium, July 6, 2015 (AFP) - Tour de France organisers stopped the race just over 100km into the third stage on Monday after leader Fabian Cancellara was caught up in a massive crash. Cancellara gingerly got back on his bike and carried on but three riders abandoned, including Australian Simon Gerrans. After just over 10 minutes, the race was restarted behind the … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Breaks his Collarbone, Out Of Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 22, 2014 - Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans has broken a collarbone in a training accident and will not defend his Tour Down Under title, his team Orica GreenEdge said Monday. Gerrans, who won a record-breaking third Tour Down Under earlier this year, will undergo surgery with his focus now shifting to the European spring classics. The 34-year-old, who has … [Read more...]

Frank Schleck Of CSC Saxo Bank Takes The Yellow Jersey As Gerrans Wins Stage 15

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by Justin Davis PRATO NEVOSO, Italy, July 20, 2008 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck took possession of the Tour de France yellow jersey from Cadel Evans here on Friday after a thrilling 15th stage in the Alps which blew the race wide open. Australian Simon Gerrans, of the Credit Agricole team, claimed his maiden win on the race - and the biggest of his career - at the end of the … [Read more...]