Orica-GreenEdge name Simon Gerrans and Daryl Impey to ride Vuelta a España

Simon Gerrans returns to action at the Vuelta a España as Orica-GreenEdge target stage wins and a high overall finish with Esteban Chaves

Simon Gerrans on stage four of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Simon Gerrans will start his third Grand Tour of the year on August 22 when the Vuelta a España rolls out of Puerto Bañus, but the Australian will look to finish a three week race for the first time since July 2013.

Crashes at the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France forced Gerrans to abandon the races in the second and first weeks respectively, but he will get his third bite of the cherry in Spain.

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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.