Simon Gerrans aiming for Ardennes Classics after Down Under stage win

Ryan and Gerrans, Tour Down Under 2013, stage five

Milan-San Remo champion Simon Gerrans plans to be at the first monument of the 2013 season but his major early season objective is success at the Ardennes Classics.

Illness has affected Gerrans's Tour Down Under title defence this week but the Australian was in-form today winning the queen stage in what was a display of power and superior race nous.

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