Simon Gerrans: Rider Profile

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Simon Gerrans in the overall lead and wearing the distinctive ochre jersey of GC leader.
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SIMON GERRANS

Date of birth: 16/05/1980

From: Jamieson, Australia

Team: Orica-GreenEdge

Previous teams: Sky (2010-2011); Cervélo Test Team (2009); Credit Agricole (2008); Ag2r Prevoyance (2005-2007)

Simon Gerrans career profile

Simon Gerrans is an Australian hilly Classics specialist and an increasingly adept all-rounder capable of winning races an every type of terrain.

Turning professional with the Ag2r team in 2005, the Australian won two major European races in his debut season, Tour du Finistere and the GP Industria e Commercio, quickly making a name for himself.

A move to Crédit Agricole followed, after a string of wins including an overall win at the Tour Down Under, for what proved to be a highly successful year.

A stage win at Prato Nevoso was Gerrans' crowning achievement, in which he demonstrated his tactical nous, riding within himself against better climbers before out-sprinting them at the finish.

Moving to Cervélo in 2009, Gerrans won another mountain stage, this time in the Giro d'Italia, although bizarrely, this performance did not merit him a ride in the Tour de France. A major Classic win at the GP Ouest France Plouay topped yet another fine year for the Australian.

After two relatively lean years at the British-based Team Sky from 2010 to 2011, Gerrans jumped ship to Australian outfit GreenEdge for 2012 and immediately won the season's first WorldTour race, the Tour Down Under, followed by Milan-San Remo. Gerrans then went on to claim the Australian outfit's first Tour de France win in 2013, taking stage three ahead of Peter Sagan on Corsica.

A solid 2014 campaign saw him win the Tour Down Under, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the two Canadian WorldTour races. However, 2015 was a torrid season for Gerrans marked by a series of crashes, injuries and race withdrawals.

In 2016, Gerrans bounced back to take a fourth victory in the Tour Down Under.

Simon Gerrans results
2016
Tour Down Under; stage three

Tour Down Under; stage four

Tour Down Under; overall

Tour Down Under; sprint classification

2014
National road race champion

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; overall

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal

2013
Tour Down Under; stage five
Volta a Catalunya; stage six

Tour of the Basque Country; stage one

Tour de France; stage three

2012
Tour Down Under; overall
Milan-San Remo
Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
National road race champion

2011
Jayco Bay Cycling Classic; sprint classification

Tour of Denmark; overall

2009

Giro d'Italia; stage 14

Vuelta a Espana; stage ten

Jayco Bay Cycling Classic; stage one

GP Ouest France Plouay

2008

Tour de France; stage 15

Criterium International; stage two

Criterium International; king of the mountains

Route du Sud; stage one

Route du Sud; intermediate sprint jersey

2007

GP de Plumelec-Morbihan

2006

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; overall

Herald Sun Tour; overall

2005

Herald Sun Tour; stage three

Herald Sun Tour; overall

Tour du Finistere

GP Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnahese