Vuelta a España
Stage 21: Cercedilla - Madrid - Stage Details


Simon Clarke wrote history when he clinched the mountain classification jersey at the Vuelta a España after three weeks of racing. In his Grand Tour debut, the 26-year-old delivered ORICA-GreenEDGE their first Grand Tour jersey, the second polka dot jersey for Australia. Allan Davis sprinted to fourth in Madrid to wrap up the successful campaign for the squad in Spain. 

“I think this was even more exciting than it might have been because it was unexpected. With a team full of strong sprinters we expected to bring home the green jersey at a Grand Tour. I don’t know that any one had even thought about the polka dot jersey. It’s come as a good surprise for me to be able to contribute this win to our successes this year. I’m happy to be able to do this for the team. I’m especially happy to be able to do this for Shayne [Bannan] who has supported my development over a lot of years. This is a great way to repay him for what he has done for me and the entire team.” - Simon Clarke


Place Rider/Team Time
1 John Degenkolb (Ger) - Argos-Shimano 2:44:57
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) - Liquigas-Cannondale ST
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) - Radioshack-Nissan ST
4 Allan Davis (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
5 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) - Garmin - Sharp ST
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team ST
7 Gert Steegmans (Bel) - Omega Pharma-Quickstep ST
8 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) - Omega Pharma-Quickstep ST
9 Raymond Kreder (Ned) - Garmin - Sharp ST
10 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) - Euskaltel - Euskadi ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Allan Davis (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
44 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
65 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
101 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
119 Julian Dean (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:24
169 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:54
174 Travis Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:39
175 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST