Simon Clarke (cyclist)
Clarke at the 2009 Tour Down Under
|Full name||Simon Clarke|
18 July 1986 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
Simon Clarke (born 18 July 1986) is a professional Australian road and former track cyclist, currently riding for Cannondale–Drapac, having joined from the Orica–GreenEDGE team. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
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 the prestigious win, the first professional victory of his career. During the twentieth stage, Clarke placed first at the first three categorised climbs, of five, 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, 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
- 2nd Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
- 3rd Down Under Classic
- 3rd GP Liberazione
- 1st Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
- 1st Stage 4 Tour of Japan
- 1st San Vendemiano
- 2nd GP Capodarco
- 2nd Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
- 2nd La Côte Picarde
- 7th Trofeo Città di Castelfidardo
- 8th Trofeo Laigueglia
- 8th Gran Premio dell'Insubria
- 8th Overall Tour of Britain
- 10th Memorial Cimurri
- 4th GP Industria & Artigianato
- 7th Giro del Friuli
- 7th Vattenfall Cyclassics
- 10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
- Vuelta a España
- 1st Mountains classification
- 1st Stage 4
- Combativity award Stage 20
- 2nd Overall Glava Tour of Norway
- 2nd Rogaland GP
- 5th Overall Tour du Haut-Var
- Tour de France
- 7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
- 1st Overall Herald Sun Tour
- 1st Stage 2
- 4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
- Combativity award Stage 12 Tour de France
- Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT)
- Held after Stage 4
- 2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
- 10th International Road Cycling Challenge
- 1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
- 6th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Stages won||—||—||—||1 (TTT)|
|Tour de France||DNE||68||113||DNE|
|Stages won||—||1 (TTT)||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||77||69||70||DNE|
|DNE||Did Not Enter|
|DNF-x||Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)|
|DNS-x||Did Not Start (no started on stage x)|
|N/A||Race/classification not held|
|NR||Not Ranked in this classification|
- "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Clarke bound for GreenEdge". cyclingnews.com. 2011-08-23.
- Cycling Australian road cycling team announced for world championships
- Atkins, Ben (21 August 2012). "Vuelta a España: Simon Clarke wins in stage four breakaway as Valverde loses to a crash". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "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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