Simon Clarke

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Simon Clarke
Team: ORICA-GreenEDGE
Date of Birth: 18th July 1986 
Nationality: Australian
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 63 Kg
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia 
Turned Pro: 2011
Joined ORICA-GreenEDGE: 2012

Like many in the GreenEDGE stable, Simon has spent plenty of time on the track early in his cycling career. He has ridden the boards at World Cup levels and boasts a junior World Championship title from 2004.

Simon is a product of the Australian Institute of Sport’s development policy that saw him spend three years with the organisation’s U23 program – SouthAustralia.com-AIS – and gain the opportunity to race in Europe, where he proved to be a solid all-round rider.

His strengths attracted the attention of professional teams and after several frustrating years he landed at Astana this season, where he excelled in the Classics. He received the opportunity to reunite with management from the AIS when he signed with GreenEDGE.

With GreenEDGE’s ambition of being competitive in the Classics, Clarke will be a useful cog in the team’s wheel. Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix are calling for the 25-year-old Victorian, who looks set to enter the best years of his career.
Bursting onto the scene with a stage and mountains classification victory in his debut Grand Tour, the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, Simon has continued to be a key member of the ORICA-GreenEDGE team.
Part of the Tour de France squad that won the team time trial in 2013 and winning Australia’s oldest stage race the Herald Sun Tour in 2014, ‘Clarkey’ will no doubt add to his growing palmares in 2015.
 
Top 20 Results at ORICA-GreenEDGE:

2015:
-       1st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (TTT) 
-       2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
-       2nd Giro d'Italia - Stage 4
-       3rd Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4
-       4th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-       4th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1
-       7th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Prologue
-       10th National Championships Australia - Road Race
-       17th Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 
2014:
-       1st Herald Sun Tour – General Classification
-       1st Herald Sun Tour – Stage 2
-       2nd Herald Sun Tour – Points Classification
-       2nd Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       3rd Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       3rd Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 3
-       4th GP Camaiore
-       4th Herald Sun Tour – Stage 1
-       5th Herald Sun Tour – Mountains Classification
-       9th Herald Sun Tour - Prologue
-       11th Herald Sun Tour – Stage 3
-       16th La Fleche Wallonne
-       16th Tour de France – Stage 1
-       16th Tour Down Under – Stage 3
-       19th National Championships Australia – Road Race
2013:
-       1st Tour de France – Stage 4 (TTT)
-       7th UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Road Race
-       9th Paris-Nice – Mountains Classification
-       9th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       12th Bayern-Rundfahrt – General Classification
-       16th Bayern-Rundfahrt – Stage 4
-       18th Bayern-Rundfahrt – Stage 2
-       18th Bayern-Rundfahrt – Stage 1
-       20th Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco – Stage 1 
2012:

-       1st Vuelta a Espana – Mountains Classification
-       1st Vuelta a Espana – Stage 4
-       2nd Rogaland GP
-       2nd Tour of Norway – General Classification
-       2nd Tour of Norway – Stage 5
-       2nd Tour of Norway – Stage 4
-       3rd Vuelta a Burgos – Stage 4
-       3rd Vuelta a Burgos – Stage 2
-       4th Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var – Points Classification
-       4th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 13
-       5th Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var – General Classification
-       5th Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var – Stage 2
-       5th Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var – Stage 1
-       6th Vuelta a Burgos – Points Classification
-       6th Tour of Norway – Points Classification
-       7th Japan Cup Cycle Road Race
-       8th Paris-Nice – Stage 7
-       10th Tour of Beijing – Stage 5
-       10th Tour of Beijing – Stage 2
-       10th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       11th Tour of Beijing – Stage 3
-       13th Paris-Nice – Mountains Classification
-       13th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 18
-       13th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 7
-       15th Tour of Beijing – Points Classification
-       17th Tour of Beijing – General Classification
-       17th Vuelta a Espana – Points Classification
-       20th Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco – Mountains Classification
"I spent six years with the AIS under Shayne Bannan, so returning to an Aussie set-up like that but as a professional team was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed."

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