Gerrans scores unique Canadian double

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Simon Gerrans wins the Quebec Grand Prix cycling meet, the first of an historical double for the Mansfield rider over the weekend.

MANSFIELD champion Simon Gerrans has become the first rider in history to complete the Canadian double, backing up his Québec victory on Friday with an impressive win at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on the weekend.

In another inspiring team effort, the Orica-GreenEDGE outfit dominated the final kilometres of the 205.7km World Tour race.

“I couldn’t have asked any more of the team again today,” Gerrans said.

“We set out a plan at the start of the day, everyone followed it perfectly and the race unfolded exactly as we wanted.”

Gerrans’ win at the GP Quebec on Friday notched up Orica-GreenEDGE’s 100th victory, and he became the first rider to win two editions of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.

Fittingly, the victory marks the 100th win for Orica-GreenEDGE since the team began in 2012, Gerrans also posting the very first result at the Australian championships in the team’s debut season.

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