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Two straight for Simon Gerrans at Tour de France

NICE, France — After the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, Orica-GreenEdge was the laughingstock of the peloton: Its team bus had become stuck on the finish line as riders descended upon Bastia, triggering a series of events that sent the race into chaos.

Three days later, after its second consecutive stage win, in which its leader, Simon Gerrans, took the yellow jersey, the Australian team has become the toast of the 100th Tour.

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