Simon Gerrans

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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,” […]


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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 […]


Simon Gerrans interview: chasing a Tour stage and the Maillot Jaune again

The opening week of last year’s Tour de France was a very successful one for both Simon Gerrans and his Orica-GreenEdge team. After netting 15th and 16th on the opening two stages in Corsica, Gerrans timed his finishing sprint perfectly to beat Peter Sagan (Cannondale), Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) and a thinned-out main bunch […]


Santos Tour Down Under: stage 6 report and photos

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) might only have been leading Cadel Evans (BMC) by one second going into the final stage of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under, but in reality the general classification was never likely to change after last night. The final-stage circuit race around the streets of Adelaide was won convincingly by Andre Gripel […]


Gerrans targets Tour of Flanders, Hayman key

When you think of Simon Gerrans and what he’s yet to achieve in his cycling palmares, you think of that elusive Amstel Gold, the World Championships, and even Liège-Bastogne-Liège that he spoke about last season. But as Orica-GreenEDGE Director Matt White told us, the Tour of Flanders is what Simon Gerrans will be targeting in […]


Chasing Le Tour: Winners are grinners!

Orica-GreenEDGE reconned stage 3 of this year’s Tour de France a week or so before the race and decided it was suited to Simon Gerrans. They built their day around Gerro and it couldn’t have worked out better.