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Simon Clarke’s career has been one forged on discipline and commitment to his team and his teammates. He’s also a leader with a smart bike brain.

A junior world champion in the team pursuit, Simon’s breakthrough victory on the road came when he beat Tony Martin in a mountain-top finish, on Stage 4, of the 2012 Vuelta a Espana. He then went on to win the King of the Mountain Classification in the 2012 Vuelta.

At this year’s Giro d’Italia, he was one of the most active riders in the first week, which resulted in a stint in the race leader’s maglia rosa after finishing second on Stage 4.

Simon has also won the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and, with top-10 finishes at World Tour races Vattenfall Cyclassics and GP Cycliste de Quebec, he has shown he’s capable of winning more.

It was at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships where Simon’s true talent was first really revealed.

Clarke roomed with Cadel Evans at those world championships and provided crucial emotional support off the bike in the days leading up to the race. On race day he was Cadel’s right hand man. Cadel has said that Clarke was a key part of his success in becoming Australia’s first road race world champion.

Simon has also played a key role in much of the success at Orica-GreenEDGE, including the team time trial victories at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, stages victories by Simon Gerrans and Michael Matthews at the Giro, Tour and Vuelta, plus the 2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege win by Gerrans.

Simon regularly plays the role of captain on the road for the Orica-GreenEDGE team and for the Australian national team at world championships. His tactical awareness and selfless approach to racing makes him a great asset as a captain on the road with the best interest of the team his key focus.

In 2016, Simon will start a new chapter of his professional career, joining the Cannondale- Garmin Pro Cycling team.

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Career Highlights

2015 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – 2nd

2015 Giro d’Italia – 1st stage one, 2nd stage 4 and leaders jersey

2014 Herald Sun Tour champion

2014 Tirreno – Adriatico – 2nd Stage 1 (TTT), 3rd Stage 3

2014 3rd Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a Espana

2013 Tour de France – 1st stage 4

2012 Vuelta a Espana – 1st stage 4 & 1st Mountains Classification

2013 UCI Road World Championships – 7th

2016 Highlights

1st – GP Industria & Artigianato

4th – Stage 2 Tirreno – Adriatico

5th – Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

6th – Stage 3 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

2015 Highlights

1st – Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d’Italia

Leaders Jersey – Giro d’Italia

2nd – Stage 4 Giro d’Italia

2nd – Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

3rd – Stage 4 Herald Sun Tour

4th – Overall Herald Sun Tour

4th – Stage 1 Herald Sun Tour

7th – Prologue Herald Sun Tour

10th – Road Race Cycling Australia Road National Championships

 

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