When Was Simon Gerrans Born? posted by Cycling
Born May 16, 1980, Simon Gerrans is a road bicycle racer from Australia. Presently, he is riding for Orica-GreenEDGE, which is Australia's UCI Pro Tour team. Gerrans has won the Australian National Road Race Championship twice, and the Tour Down Under race three times. In Tour de France of 2013, his team won the event and he won the yellow jersey for Stage 4.
Gerrans was introduced to cycling by his neighbor, Phil Anderson, who is a Yellow Jersey winner. Later, Gerrans went on to earn the scholarship for Australian Institute of Sport. In 2002, he came fifth in senior division of Australian National Road Race Championships and won the title for under 23. In 2003, he went to Portugal to train with Carvalhelhos-Boavista team, and then trained with the AG2R Prevoyance team. In 2008, Gerrans won his first victory in the Tour de France by winning stage 15.
In 2009, Gerrans joined the UCI Professional Continental Cervelo Test Team; however, he was not included to compete in the Tour de France for that year. In 2010, he joined Team Sky and was selected for Tour de France, but crashed in Stage 8, and broke his arm, which made him withdraw from the race. In 2011, Gerrans won the Danmark Rundt, and came third in the Amstel Gold Race. In 2012, Gerrans won the national road race championship for the first time, and in the same month won the Tour Down Under as well.
In 2013, Gerrans had many victories in Europe, after winning the Tour Down Under. He was third in the Amstel Gold Race, and he won the sixth stage in Volta a Catalunya. He won the first-stage honors in Tour of the Basque Country, and came tenth in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. In 2014, Gerrans has won the Australian National Road Race and the Tour Down Under.Continue reading "When Was Simon Gerrans Born?"