Will Clarke's Bio
Australian Will Clarke is nicknamed the “The Big Horse,” an appropriate moniker for a rider who is so often doing the hard yards in the escape or on the front of the bunch. The 32-year old has had three stints in the WorldTour racing first for LEOPARD-TREK in 2011 and then with Argos-Shimano in 2013 before inking his current contract off the back of three seasons spent racing for Drapac Cycling.
Will’s nine professional victories include four prologues wins -- the Tour of Japan (2014), Herald Sun Tour (2015, 2016) and Tour of Austria (2016) – and several wins from breakaways. He fulfilled his ambition to race a grand tour in 2017 when he lined up in argyle for the Vuelta a España.
Will spends his off-seasons at his family farm in Campbelltown, 70-kilometers south of Launceston in Tasmania. The 20,000-acre farm is “mostly sheep and cropping,” according to Will, and has been in his family 180 years.
1st Herald Sun Tour - prologue (2016, 2015)
1st Tour of Austria - prologue + one day in race lead (2016)
1st Tour de Taiwan - stages 1, 4 (2016)
1st Volta a Portugal - stage 3 (2016)
1st Tour of Japan - prologue + one day in race lead (2014, 2012)
1st Tour of Iran - stage 2, points classification (2014)
1st Tour Down Under - stage 2 (2012)
1st Tour of Kumano - prologue + one day in race lead (2012)