Simon Gerrans

Jayco Herald Sun Tour funding and course announcement

A new three year partnership between the Victorian Government and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour was announced today by Premier Denis Napthine. The 2015 event will be staged from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th February and is a UCI 2.1 level event. “I am pleased to announce the Victorian Government will extend its funding for […]


Gerrans: ‘At the end of the day, I was beaten by a better rider’

He finished just one second behind Michal Kwiatkowski, one second off the elite world road race title, but Simon Gerrans has said that he has accepted the outcome of Sunday’s race. Gerrans was quickest out of the chase group which raced in behind the Polish victor, and might have won had that cluster of riders […]


Kwiatkowski’s initiative pays off with solo world championship victory

Taking a brilliant solo win, Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski rescued the world road race championships for his Omega Pharma QuickStep team, ensuring that the squad would take a gold medal out of the Ponferrada races. Although Kwiatkowski was racing for his national team, Omega Pharma-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere had said beforehand that he saw the […]


Simon Gerrans out of Tour de France

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage. “Obviously it’s disappointing […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador travels back to Madrid for medical assessment – Vuelta not likely; Fabian Cancellara abandons Tour de France to prepare for World Championships; Richie Porte the next Steven Bradbury?; Marianne Vos at Tour de France to promote women’s cycling; Elizabeth Armitstead wins stage 1 of […]


Shayne Bannan: Gerrans is returning to form

His bid to win stage two didn’t work out due to his crash with Mark Cavendish on the opening leg of the Tour but, according to Orica GreenEdge manager Shayne Bannan, Simon Gerrans could well have a go at taking Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France. If that doesn’t work out, Bannan believes […]


Audio: Gerrans on Cavendish clash – ‘he was obviously pretty desperate’

One day after a high speed crashed caused by a clash between Mark Cavendish and Simon Gerrans, the Australian has confirmed that the British rider made an apology to him about the accident. The duo hit the ground hard inside the final kilometre of Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour de France. Cavendish ended up […]


Gerrans down in crash, says he still hopes to fight for stage two win

Simon Gerrans has said his chance of taking the yellow jersey on the opening weekend of the Tour de France has evaporated following his crash on the finishing straight on Saturday, but the Australian said that, injuries permitting, he will still try to contest Sunday’s second stage. The Orica-GreenEdge rider was poised in a very […]


White lays out Orica’s Tour targets; Wiggins, Evans won’t move to team

The Orica GreenEdge team has said that Michael Matthew’s injury-provoked withdrawal from the squad for this year’s Tour makes its goals harder to achieve, but that it will nevertheless strive for a very successful race. “There are a few stages there that the combination between Gerrans and Matthews would have worked very well, starting Sunday,” […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest we look at the weekend’s biggest stories in pro cycling. Here’s what you’ll find inside: National Championships wrap-up coming soon; Roman Kreuziger sidelined after biological passport problem; Thor Hushovd to retire at the end of the season; Taylor Phinney’s recovery progressing ahead of schedule; Brad […]