|Full name||Simon Clarke|
|Born||18 July 1986|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb; 9 st 13 lb)|
|Current team||Team Qhubeka Assos|
|2021–||Team Qhubeka Assos|
Simon Clarke (born 18 July 1986) is an Australian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Qhubeka Assos. He previously rode for the Astana (2011) and Orica–GreenEDGE (2012–2015) teams in the UCI World Tour. Before turning professional, Clarke competed in track cycling as an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. He is not related to fellow Australian cyclist and past teammate Will Clarke.
At the 2012 Vuelta a España, Clarke won the fourth stage of the race, after being a part of an early breakaway that made it home on the mountainous race. The only other survivor of the break was Omega Pharma–Quick-Step's Tony Martin, whom Clarke out sprinted to claim his first professional victory. During the twentieth stage, Clarke placed first at the first three of five categorised climbs, to win the most combative rider for the stage and to secure himself the blue polka-dot jersey, as winner of the mountains classification.
In September 2015, it was announced that Clarke would join Cannondale for the 2016 season. He was added to Australia's roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics, replacing Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE), who had crashed out of the Tour de France.
In November 2020, it was announced that Clarke would join the Team Qhubeka Assos team for the 2021 season.
|Tour de France||—||68||113||—||—||86||100||61||—|
|Vuelta a España||77||69||70||—||DNF||74||46||—||—|
|DNF||Did not finish|