Simon Clarke replaces Simon Gerrans for Olympics
Jul 23 2016 07:58 pm CET

Simon Clarke replaces Simon Gerrans for Olympics
Simon Clarke replaces Simon Gerrans for Olympics

Simon Clarke of Cannondale-Drapac is set to replace Simon Gerrans for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Gerrans recently crashed in the Tour de France and broke his collarbone. As such, the Australian was out of contention for a spot at the Olympics.

Clarke celebrated the news of his selection on Twitter: "Couldn't have asked for a better birthday present!! Thank you for all the wishes for both my birthday & the Olympics," he said.

"Although I am delighted for the call-up, I am devastated for Simon Gerrans for such bad luck and wish him a speedy recovery," the 30-year-old added.

Australia's team for the Olympic road race consists of three riders. Joining Clarke are BMC riders Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis.
Photo of Simon Clarke (cropped) by Cannondale-Drapac





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