Simon Gerrans heads list of World Championship favourites after Canadian double victory

Simon Gerrans wins both Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal WorldTour races in Canada

Quebec Grand Prix, Quebec City, Canada, Sept. 12, 2014

(Image credit: Casey B. Gibson)

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) has put his name forward as one of the top favourites for this year's UCI World Championship road race after winning both Canadian WorldTour races over the weekend.

Gerrans won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec on Friday and repeated the feat on Sunday with victory in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal - the 34 year old from Melbourne becomes the first rider to win both.

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