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Australian team celebrate huge win in 100th edition of cycling's oldest Monument...

It was a big day for Australian UCI WorldTour team Orica-GreenEdge yesterday as Simon Gerrans held off Movistar's Alejandro Valverde to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege, his second victory in a Monument following 2012's Milan-San Remo win.

Here's how the race unfolded from the team's perspective, with in-car cameras capturing the reaction of sports directors Matt White and Neil Stephens, as well as Gerrans' wife Rhana, who was following the race in a team vehicle. It's safe to say team staff and riders alike were rather chuffed with the way things turned out.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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S13SFC [134 posts] 2 years ago
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Enjoyed that.

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mikeprytherch [223 posts] 2 years ago
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Brilliant

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Him Up North [235 posts] 2 years ago
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Congrats to Gerro, Albo, Clarko, Impo, Meiero, Meyero, Santaromitaro and er, Ween Dog

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seanboy [23 posts] 2 years ago
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nice to see a good lad winning