Simon Clarke swaps Orica-GreenEdge for Cannondale-Garmin for 2016

American team continue big recruitment drive with acquisition of the Australian from Orica-GreenEdge

Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Cannondale-Garmin have announced another major signing to their roster for 2016, as Simon Clarke joins the American team from Orica-GreenEdge.

Clarke joined the WorldTour in 2011 with Astana, but after one season moved to his native team Orica where he has spent the last three years.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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