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Simon Clarke heads odds to defend title in Herald Sun Tour 2015

Simon Clarke is the $2.20 favourite with online bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au to defend his Herald Sun Tour title, which gets underway tonight with a prologue through the streets of Melbourne’s CBD.

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The Orica-GreenEDGE World Tour star is coming off a second placing in last weekend’s Cadel Evans farewell race in Geelong.

Six-time track world champion Cameron Meyer is considered Clarke’s biggest danger at $7.00 ahead of Italian Franco Pellizotti ($9.00) and Aussie young gun Cameron Wurf ($9.00).

“Simon Clarke is pretty short but with Simon Gerrans injured, he is the main man in the powerful Orica-GreenEDGE team as well as the defending champion. He really is the obvious favourite,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

View the Herald Sun Tour market.

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