Defending champion Rohan Dennis picks Simon Gerrans as Tour Down Under favourite

Rohan Dennis deflects the pressure on himself ahead of the Tour Down Under by placing it firmly on Simon Gerrans

Rohan Dennis on stage six of the 2015 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Watson)

Rohan Dennis believes three-time Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrans could add another title to his tally in the upcoming Australian race.

BMC's Dennis, who won the race 12 months ago, will ride alongside Richie Porte in a two-pronged attack for the American team, and says other riders are relieving the pressure on themselves by instilling him as favourite.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.