Simon Clarke (cyclist)
Clarke at the 2009 Tour Down Under
|Full name||Simon Clarke|
|Born||18 July 1986|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb; 9 st 13 lb)|
|Current team||EF Education First Pro Cycling|
Simon Clarke (born 18 July 1986) is an Australian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First Pro Cycling. He previously rode for the Astana (2011) and Orica–GreenEDGE (2012–2015) teams in the UCI World Tour. Before turning professional, Clarke competed in track cycling as an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. He is not related to fellow Australian cyclist Will Clarke.
At the 2012 Vuelta a España, Clarke won the fourth stage of the race, after being a part of an early breakaway that made it home on the mountainous race. The only other survivor of the break was Omega Pharma–Quick-Step's Tony Martin, whom Clarke out sprinted to claim his first professional victory. During the twentieth stage, Clarke placed first at the first three of five categorised climbs, to win the most combative rider for the stage and to secure himself the blue polka-dot jersey, as winner of the mountains classification.
In September 2015, it was announced that Clarke would join Cannondale for the 2016 season. He was added to Australia's roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics, replacing Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE), who had crashed out of the Tour de France.
- 1st Team pursuit, UCI Junior Track World Championships
- 5th Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
- 8th Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic
- 10th Overall Giro delle Regioni
- 1st Madison, National Junior Track Championships
- 1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Navarra
- 8th Overall Herald Sun Tour
- 8th Overall Tour Down Under
- 2nd Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
- 3rd Down Under Classic
- 3rd GP Liberazione
- 6th Overall Tour of Britain
- 7th Overall Herald Sun Tour
- 7th Overall Circuito Montañés
- 8th Giro del Mendrisiotto
- 8th GP Capodarco
- 10th Overall Tour Down Under
- 1st Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
- 1st Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
- 1st Stage 4 Tour of Japan
- 2nd GP Capodarco
- 2nd La Côte Picarde
- 2nd Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
- 4th Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
- 6th Overall Tour of Ireland
- 7th Trofeo Città di Castelfidardo
- 8th Overall Tour of Britain
- 8th Gran Premio dell'Insubria
- 8th Trofeo Laigueglia
- 10th Memorial Cimurri
- 4th GP Industria & Artigianato
- 5th Coppa Agostoni
- 5th Tre Valli Varesine
- 7th Giro del Friuli
- 7th Vattenfall Cyclassics
- 10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
- Vuelta a España
- 1st Mountains classification
- 1st Stage 4
- 2nd Overall Tour of Norway
- 2nd Japan Cup
- 2nd Rogaland GP
- 5th Overall Tour du Haut-Var
- 1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
- 7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
- 1st Overall Herald Sun Tour
- 1st Stage 2
- 4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
- Giro d'Italia
- Held after Stage 4
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT)
- 2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
- 4th Overall Herald Sun Tour
- 10th International Road Cycling Challenge
- 10th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
- 6th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
- 1st Stage 5 Vuelta a España
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||—||68||113||—||—||86||100|
|Vuelta a España||77||69||70||—||DNF||74||46|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "Clarke: I'm not a climber, I'm an opportunist". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- Windsor, Richard (24 September 2015). "Simon Clarke swaps Orica-GreenEdge for Cannondale-Garmin for 2016". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Australian Simon Clarke called up for Olympic Road Race". cyclingnews.com. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
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