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...]

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...]

Katrin Garfoot Wins Santos Women’s Tour Down Under

Australian time trial champion Katrin Garfoot has taken out her first Tour victory by sprinting to third place on the final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide this evening. Garfoot entered the Victoria Park criterium in the lead but on equal time with three other riders – Lauren Kitchen (Hytec Products), Shelley Olds (Cylance Professional Cycling) and Danielle King (Wiggle … [Read more...]

Caleb Ewan Takes Stage 1 At Tour Down Under

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People’s Choice Classic winner Caleb Ewan has taken out the first stage of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under in Lyndoch today. Ewan outsprinted Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data) and Wouter Wippert (Cannondale Pro Cycling) for his seventh victory this year and second ever WorldTour win following his stage success on Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana last year. The win also puts … [Read more...]

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic In Adelaide

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2016 Australian criterium champion Caleb Ewan has claimed the People’s Choice Classic at the Santos Tour Down Under this evening. Ewan launched off the wheel of ORICA-GreenEDGE teammate Daryl Impey and found an opening to burst ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek–Segafredo) and Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) for the first honours in Adelaide. The win takes the 2015 Vuelta a Espana stage winner to six … [Read more...]

Chaves Claims Vuelta Stage 6, And Regains Overall Lead

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By Kieran CANNING Sierra de Cazorla, Spain, Aug 27, 2015 (AFP) - Colombia's Esteban Chaves regained the lead of Spain's Vuelta by claiming his second victory of the race in Thursday's sixth stage. Chaves attacked for the line with just over two kilometres left on the 200.3km ride from Cordoba to Sierra de Cazorla to take victory from Ireland's Dan Martin and … [Read more...]

Chavez Takes Vuelta A Espana Lead, As Nibali Gets Kicked Out

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Caminito del Rey, Spain, Aug 23, 2015 (AFP) - The 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was disqualified from Spain's Vuelta on Sunday for being towed by his team car while Colombian Esteban Chaves claimed the second stage and overall lead. Italy's Nibali, a three-time Grand Tour winner, had been one of a number of riders caught up in a crash 30 kilometres from the finish line of … [Read more...]

Morale “Good” At Orica-GreenEdge Says Matt White

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Rennes, France, July 11, 2015 (AFP) - Matt White says his depleted Orica-GreenEdge team are keeping their spirits up despite having to reassess their Tour de France aims. Orica started the 2015 Tour in disastrous fashion, losing team leader Simon Gerrans to a crash on Monday's costly third stage, breaking his wrist in the process. South African Daryl … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Added To Orica-GreenEdge Giro d’Italia Roster

Four-time Grand Tour stage winner Simon Gerrans has been added to the Giro d’Italia roster for ORICA-GreenEDGE next month, boosting an ambitious line up for the first three-week race of the 2015 season. The announcement comes as the 34-year-old continues his comeback from consecutive injuries at the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday. “The Giro is perfectly timed for my first peak of the … [Read more...]

Michael Matthews Wins Tour of Basque Country First Stage

Bilbao, Spain, April 6, 2015 (AFP) - Michael Matthews of Orica-GreenEdge won a sprint finish on Monday to claim the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The 24-year-old Australian, already a stage winner last year, crossed ahead of Poland's world champion Michal Kwiatkowski of the Etixx-Quick Step team and Russian Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha. On a lumpy 162.7km … [Read more...]