Simon Clarke's Bio
Simon Clarke has spent a dozen years as a professional cyclist. In this time, he has won stages at all three grand tours (individual win at the Vuelta a España, team time trial wins at the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France), stood atop the podium in Madrid as the 2012 Vuelta a España King of the Mountain and spent one day in the maglia rosa worn by the Giro d’Italia race leader. Simon’s famous display of ‘matesmanship’ during the Giro, when he offered a wheel to compatriot Richie Porte in an effort to save Porte’s bid for general classification glory, garnered international attention.
Following four seasons with Australian outfit Mitchelton-Scott, Simon moved to Cannondale Pro Cycling, as EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale was then known, in 2016. In argyle, Simon has developed into a mentor and leader. The experienced Australian serves as a road captain, providing crucial direction and tactical guidance to his teammates and nuanced feedback to directors. Simon signed a three-year contract with the team ahead of the 2018 season that will see him race in argyle through at least 2020.
2016 Rio Olympian
Pink jersey wearer at the 2015 Giro d'Italia (following stage 5)
Polka dot jersey winner (KOM) at the 2012 Vuelta a España
1st Giro d'Italia - stage x TTT (2015)
1st Tour de France - stage x TTT (2013)
1st Vuelta a España - stage 4 (2012)
1st Herald Sun Tour - overall, stage 2 (2014)
1st GP Industria & Artigianato (2016)