Simon Clarke is an Australian cyclist born on July 18, 1986 who is part of Team Qhubeka Assos.
After allowing you to know all about Team Qhubeka Assos, it's time to look at one of its main riders, Simon Clarke.
Who is Simon Clarke?
Simon Clarke is a puncher, capable of shining in a variety of terrains.
He started cycling at the age of 10 in Australia before moving to Italy at the age of 17 to race for the Australian national team.
He also competed in track cycling during his younger years. In 2004, he was crowned world junior team pursuit champion, and then Australian champion in the American in 2006.
He was also a member of the Australian national team
In 2008, he became Australian U23 road champion.
Simon Clarke's career path
Simon Clarke signed his first professional contract in 2009. He then signed with Astana, his first World Tour team, in 2011.
Simon Clarke is the only rider to have a professional contract
In 2012, he joined the Australian team GreenEDGE, later renamed Orica-GreenEDGE. He participated in his first Vuelta, in which he won a stage after a long breakaway and won the best climber classification in the process.
In 2013, he joined the GreenEDGE team, which was renamed Orica-GreenEDGE
In 2013, for his first participation in the Tour de France, he won the team time trial.
In 2014, he won the Herald Sun Tour with winning the second stage.
In 2015, he wore the pink jersey during a stage at the Giro d'Italia after winning the opening team time trial.
In 2016, he signed with the Cannondale team, then the Australian cyclist joined the Team EF Education First-Drapac in 2018, during which year he won another stage in the Tour of Spain.
In 2019, he finished second in the Tour de la Provence and the Amstel Gold Race. In 2020, he won the Drôme Classic ahead of Warren Barguil.
In 2021, he joined the South African Qhubeka Assos team.
His professional road racing record
Australian U23 road champion in 2008
Tour de France:
- 1 stage win (2013).
Tour of Italy:
- 1 stage win (2015).
Tour of Spain:
- 2 stage wins (2018, 2012);
- Winner of the mountain classification (2012).
- Drôme Classic (2020);
- Herald Sun Tour: 1 stage win and overall classification (2014).
His track record
Australian champion in the American in 2006
World champion in junior team pursuit in 2004