Leigh Howard

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Leigh Howard
Leigh Howard, Tour of California 2012 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Leigh Howard
Born (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 25)
Geelong, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)

2009
2009
Geelong CC
Australian Institute of Sport
Team Toshiba
Professional team(s)
2010–2011
2012–
Major wins
Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines (2013)
Trofeo Platja de Muro (2013)
Infobox last updated on
20 March 2014

Leigh Howard (born 18 October 1989) is an Australian professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTour team Orica-GreenEDGE.[2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Geelong, Victoria, Howard now resides in Waurn Ponds.[3] He began cycling competitively at the age of 10 and first represented Australia in 2005 at the age of 16.[3] He is an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

Howard won the bronze medal in the omnium event at the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. He went on to take several medals in round 2 and 4 of the 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics. In 2009, he again won a medal in the omnium at the World Championships, this time taking gold, he also took the silver medal in both the madison and team pursuit.[3] Howard also had success on the road in 2009, winning stages 1 and 3 of the Tour of Japan.

In his first professional race with team HTC Columbia, Howard won the fourth stage of the Tour of Oman. Impressively, Howard finished ahead of Daniele Bennati, Tom Boonen and Tyler Farrar on the stage.

Howard trained as an automobile electrician,[3] but will not need to turn to that profession yet as he has become a professional rider in 2010 with Team HTC-Columbia.[4] After two years with the team, Howard moved to GreenEDGE for the 2012 season.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

2007
Tour of Tasmania
1st Stages 1, 4 & 7
UIV Cup
1st Amsterdam
1st Dortmund
2008
National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Scratch
1st Overall Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 5 & 13
1st Coppa Colli Briantei Internazionale
Tour of Gippsland
1st Stages 6 & 8
Tour of Tasmania
1st Stages 1 & 8
1st Stage 2 Berliner Rundfahrt
1st Stage 2 Australian Cycling Grand Prix
UIV Cup
1st Amsterdam
1st Munich
2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Omnium Championships
1st Overall Tour of Gippsland
1st Stages 2, 3, 6 & 9
1st Overall Tour de Slovaquie
1st Classic Astico – Brenta
Tour of Japan
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 3 & 7
1st Stage 1 Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2010
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Madison Championships (with Cameron Meyer)
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
1st Stage 4 Tour of Oman
1st Sprints classification Bayern-Rundfahrt
2011
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Madison Championships (with Cameron Meyer)
1st Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer
3rd Trofeo Cala Millor
4th Grand Prix de Denain
2012
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Eneco Tour
4th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2
2013
1st Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines
1st Trofeo Platja de Muro
3rd National Criterium Championships
8th Vuelta a La Rioja
2014
5th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
7th Overall Tour of Alberta

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GreenEdge snares Howard". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 12 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rider profiles: Leigh Howard". Cycling Australia. 
  4. ^ ProCycling, Issue 133, January 2010, p. 63

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