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Gerrans fractures elbow at Strade Bianche

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Simon Gerrans (Australia) contemplates what might have been

Simon Gerrans (Australia) contemplates what might have been
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Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge) made his 2015 debut at Strade Bianche

Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge) made his 2015 debut at Strade Bianche
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2014 Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)

2014 Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)
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 2014 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)

2014 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)
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Orica-GreenEgde's Simon Gerrans on the start line of the final stage of the 2014 race

Orica-GreenEgde's Simon Gerrans on the start line of the final stage of the 2014 race
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The 2015 Strade Bianche

The 2015 Strade Bianche

Simon Gerrans will be out of competition for an undetermined amount of time after fracturing his elbow in a crash during Saturday's Strade Bianche in Italy.

The Orica-GreenEdge posted a photo of his x-ray to Instagram, writing, "That would be why my elbow hurts! Little fracture of the radial head. Couple weeks on the ergo ahead of me now. What doesn't kill makes you stronger."

Gerrans was racing for the first time since breaking his collarbone in an off-season mountain biking accident in December.

This year's edition of Strade Bianche was rife with crashes due to high winds that buffeted the peloton. Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep) won the race in a sprint against Greg Van Avermaet and Alejandro Valverde in Siena.

Ian Stannard (Team Sky), the winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, also crashed out of the race, but according to TeamSky.com he suffered only a bruised knee.