Will Clarke (cyclist)

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Will Clarke
William Clarke 4JDD2011.JPG
Clarke at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Clarke
NicknameBig horse / Wilbur
Born (1985-04-11) 11 April 1985 (age 33)
Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Team information
Current teamEF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Amateur team(s)
2010 Ag2r–La Mondiale
Professional team(s)
2008–2010Praties
2011Leopard Trek
2012Champion System
2013Argos–Shimano
2014–2016Drapac Professional Cycling
2017–2018Cannondale–Drapac
2019–Trek–Segafredo

William Clarke (born 11 April 1985) is an Australian professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale in the UCI World Tour. Clarke previously rode stagiaire with Ag2r–La Mondiale (2010) in the UCI World Tour while signed to Praties (2008–2010) in the UCI Oceania Tour.[1] He also competed for Leopard Trek (2011) in the UCI World Tour,[2] Champion System (2012) in the UCI Asia Tour,[3] and Argos–Shimano (2013) in the UCI World Tour.[4] Before moving to Cannondale–Drapac (2017–2018) in the UCI World Tour, Clarke rode for Drapac Professional Cycling (2014–2016) in the UCI Oceania Tour, which served as Cannondale–Drapac's development stable.[5] He signed with Trek–Segafredo, for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, on the UCI World Tour. Clarke was born, raised, and resides on his family's 8,100 hectare (20,000-acre) farm near Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia. He is not related to fellow Australian cyclist and past teammate Simon Clarke.

Major results[edit]

2008
1st Goulburn to Sydney Classic
2009
5th Time trial, Oceania Road Championships
2010
3rd Overall Tour de Taiwan
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2012
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
1st Prologue Tour of Japan
5th Road race, National Road Championships
8th Rund um Köln
2014
Tour of Iran
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour of Japan
1st Prologue Tour de Kumano
2nd Time trial, Oceania Road Championships
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall Herald Sun Tour
2015
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour
2016
Tour de Taiwan
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Stage 3 Volta a Portugal
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour
1st Prologue Tour of Austria

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 157
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Greg (13 July 2010). "Australia's Clarke lands Ag2r stagiaire role". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ Farrand, Stephen (3 November 2010). "Denifl, Clarke and Feillu join the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ van Eyck, Xylon (22 October 2011). "Will Clarke leaves Leopard Trek for Champion System". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Argos-Shimano completed by Parisien". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Drapac announce three more signings". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to William Clarke at Wikimedia Commons