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...]

Mark Cavendish Wins, Gerrans Still Yellow On Tour Stage 5

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by Justin Davis MARSEILLE, July 03, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish won a crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France in Marseille on Wednesday as Australian Simon Gerrans retained the race leader's yellow jersey. Cavendish, of the Omega-Pharma team, finished over a bike length ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) and Slovakian Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in a … [Read more...]

Gerrans Wins First Stage of Basque Tour

MADRID, April 1, 2013 (AFP) - In-form Australian rider Simon Gerrans won the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country after a 156.5km ride around Elgoibar on Monday. The 32-year-old edged out Peter Velits and Angel Vicioso on the line form his second stage win in Spain in just over a week after also emerging victorious in the penultimate stage of the Tour of Catalonia. … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Wins 6th Stage, Martin Retains Lead At Tour of Catalonia

VALLS, Spain, March 23, 2013 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Saturday as Ireland's Daniel Martin retained his lead at the top of the overall standings. Gerrans, who rides for Orica-GreenEDGE, prevailed in a sprint finish to the penultimate day's 178.7km run from Almacelles to Valls, beating Belgian Gianni Meersman, already a double stage … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Wins On Australia Day, Slagter Takes Lead

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by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 26, 2013 (AFP) - Local hero Simon Gerrans celebrated Australia's national day in style with a thrilling win in the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Saturday. Gerrans flashed home to edge out Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter, who seized the overall lead from Welshman Geraint Thomas with another superb ride. Gerrans, the 2012 champion … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Wins GP Québec

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Simon Gerrans took a convincing win at the GP Québec following a late attack on the last lap of the WorldTour race. The Australian National Road Champion joined Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) up the road ahead of the penultimate climb. "It's fantastic to win today," said Gerrans. "This is some of the hardest racing on the calendar. It's fantastic racing in Québec on an exciting circuit with great … [Read more...]