Aussie Simon Gerrans Promises More Future One-Day Fireworks

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 29, 2014 (AFP) - Simon Gerrans may have missed out on the world champion's rainbow jersey but he promised that the three World Championship medallists would continue battling in one-day classics over the years to come. Australia's Gerrans was beaten into second in Ponferrada, Spain by Poland's first ever world champion, Michal … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Becomes Poland’s First World Champion

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 28, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski timed his breakaway to perfection to make history as the first Polish rider to win the men's road race world title on Sunday. Following a 254km race in torrid, wet conditions, Australia's Simon Gerrans won a six-man sprint for second ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde, third for the third year in … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Pulls Out Of Tour de France

SAINT-LARY, France, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Australian champion Simon Gerrans did not start the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Orica GreenEDGE rider had been suffering since crashing on the first stage more than two weeks ago. "Obviously it's disappointing not to complete the Tour de France and make it to Paris," said the winner of April's … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE For Three years

ORICA-GreenEDGE has re-signed star rider Simon Gerrans on a new three-year deal that will see the current Australian champion ride for the team until the end of 2017. Gerrans, who has ridden for the team since its inception, has been ORICA-GreenEDGE’s most successful rider posting major victories at the world’s biggest races. “I’m really happy to stay at ORICA-GreenEDGE and I want to … [Read more...]

ORICA-GreenEDGE Announces 2014 Tour de France Roster

ORICA-GreenEDGE has announced its nine rider squad for the 2014 Tour de France. More than half the squad make their Tour debut with five first timers. The remaining four were part of the successful team that scored two stage wins and a four day stint in the yellow jersey last year. "This year we are going to the Tour without a sprinter for the flat stages and will be targeting numerous … [Read more...]

Aussie Simon Gerrans Out Of Milan-San Remo

MILAN, March 22, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans has pulled out of Sunday's Milan-San Remo race due to illness, his Oreca team said Saturday. "Simon became ill during the night and he is in no shape to take part in one of the season's longest races," said team director, Matt White. Gerrans, the 2012 champion, has been replaced in the team by compatriot Brett Lancaster. … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Makes History With Third Tour Down Under

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Simon Gerrans became the first three-time winner of the Santos Tour Down Under, in front of a home crowd in Adelaide on Australia day. Gerrans went into the final stage with a lead of just one second over Cadel Evans (BMC) and finished with the same narrow margin. Gerrans finished on the same time as stage winner André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) who bested Mark Renshaw (Belkin) and Andrew Fenn … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Stage, Gerrans Takes Tour Down Under Lead

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ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2014 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under following a brilliant solo attack up the second ascent of Willunga Hill in South Australia on Saturday. Porte (Team Sky) waited until halfway up the final climb to the finish line on top of the mountain before powering past race leader Cadel Evans and racing away to win by 10 … [Read more...]

Diego Ulissi Surprises Tour Down Under On Stage 2

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 22, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Diego Ulissi edged out Australian Simon Gerrans in a powerful final sprint to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under in southern Australia on Wednesday. Ulissi, 24, attacked from 100 metres out on a long, uphill finish and went clear of the chasing pack, finishing three bike lengths ahead of Gerrans and Australia's Cadel Evans. … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Edges Out Greipel at Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 21, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans timed his sprint finish to perfection edging out German Andre Greipel to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Gerrans stayed on Greipel's wheel on the uphill homestretch into the South Australian town of Angaston, then pounced in the last few metres to beat the big German by half a … [Read more...]