Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) picked up his fourth Tour Down Under victory (2006, 2012, 2014, 2016) by strategically picking up bonus seconds wherever he could, cemented them with two back-to-back stage wins and followed those up with a heroic ride up Willunga Hill on the queen stage. Performances on that stage also catapulted new BMCer Richie Porte (his third consecutive victory here) and Sergio Henao (Team Sky) onto the final podium. Continue reading
Orica-GreenEDGE won the Giro d’Italia‘s opening time trial for the second year in succession, holding off Alberto Contador’s Tinkoff-Saxo and Fabio Aru’s Astana teams to put Simon Gerrans in to the first pink jersey of this year’s race.
The spring classics season draws to a close on Sunday with the 101st edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the oldest and most prestigious of the Ardennes classics and one of the five monuments.