Alex Howes

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Alex Howes
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Howes at the 2013 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Born (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 31)
Denver, Colorado, United States[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight144 lb (65 kg)[1]
Team information
Current teamEF Education First
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2003–20065280–Subaru
2008Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
2008–2011VMG Felt U23
2009Garmin–Slipstream (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2007Slipstream–Chipotle
2012–Garmin–Barracuda
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2019)

Alex Howes (born January 1, 1988) is an American professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First.[2] Howes turned professional, on a full-time basis, in 2012.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Howes was born on January 1, 1988, in Denver, Colorado and raised in Golden, Colorado, United States.[4][5] He resides in Boulder, Colorado[6][7] and Girona, Catalonia, Spain.[8][9] Howes attended the University of Colorado, Boulder.[10][11]

Cycling career[edit]

Howes rode with Slipstream–Chipotle, a UCI Professional Continental team,[12][13] and Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille, an amateur team, in 2008.[14][15]

Garmin–Barracuda (2012–present)[edit]

Howes signed with Garmin–Barracuda, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.[16][17] He remained with the team for the 2014 season.[18][19] Howes won stage seven of the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge; his first professional victory.[20][21]

Howes re-signed with Cannondale–Garmin for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons.[22][23] He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[24]

Major results[edit]

2009
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Criterium
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Road race
4th Overall Tour of Utah
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
5th Mount Evans Hill Climb
2010
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
7th Tour of the Battenkill
2011
4th Overall Tour of the Gila
4th Overall Tour de Beauce
2012
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Utah
6th Brabantse Pijl
2014
1st Stage 7 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2015
4th Road race, National Road Championships
2016
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
9th Overall Tour of Alberta
2017
1st Jersey white dots on red.svg Mountains classification Tour of the Basque Country
Cascade Cycling Classic
1st Stages 1 & 5
3rd Overall Colorado Classic
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stage 3
2019
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour Colombia
3rd Dirty Kanza 200
3rd Crusher in the Tushar
5th Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 136
A yellow jersey Tour de France 127 131
A red jersey Vuelta a España 93 129
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alex Howes". usacycling.org. USA Cycling. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "EF Education First Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Alex Howes". Cannondale–Garmin. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Dale Strode (August 18, 2014). "Boulder pals sprint for win in Aspen". The Aspen Times. Carson City, Nevada: Swift Communications. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Greg Nieto (August 24, 2014). "Colorado locals impress in final stage of USA Pro Cycling Challenge". KDVR. Chicago, Illinois: Tribune Broadcasting. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  6. ^ John Meyer (August 18, 2014). "Golden native Alex Howes a rising star for Garmin-Sharp at USA Pro Challenge". The Denver Post. Manhattan, New York City, New York: Digital First Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. ^ Neal Rogers (August 24, 2014). "Howes and Reijnen close out Pro Challenge with profound symmetry". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Daniel McMahon (April 15, 2012). "9 Questions With Alex Howes". Bicycling. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale, Inc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  9. ^ Daniel Benson (January 9, 2012). "Alex Howes moves to Girona for debut season with Garmin". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Daniel Williams (July 29, 2014). "Golden native Howes completes Tour de France". Golden Transcript. Golden, Colorado: Colorado Community Media, Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Meet Alex Howes of the U23 Slipstream squad". RoadBikeReview. Bethesda, Maryland: Invenda, Inc. December 19, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  12. ^ Susan Westemeyer (December 7, 2006). "Slipstream-Chipotle announces pro continental status". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Press Release – Team Slipstream unveils '07 roster". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. December 6, 2006. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  14. ^ Daniel Benson (August 1, 2011). "Alex Howes and Chipotle in perfect harmony". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  15. ^ Ed Hood (April 12, 2012). "Alex Howes Interview: Impressing in Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  16. ^ Daniel Benson (August 21, 2011). "Rathe and Howes join Garmin-Cervelo". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  17. ^ Neal Rodgers (November 18, 2011). "Garmin-Cervélo's 2012 squad presented in Boulder". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  18. ^ Stephen Farrand (December 31, 2013). "Garmin-Sharp confirms its 2014 line-up". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  19. ^ "Nine new signings for Garmin-Sharp team, youngest-ever roster in 2014". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  20. ^ Pat Malach (August 24, 2014). "Howes wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Denver". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  21. ^ Matthew Beaudin (November 4, 2014). "For Alex Howes, 2014 'a little confirmation'". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  22. ^ Pat Malach (August 25, 2014). "Howes signs three-year extension with Garmin". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  23. ^ Daniel Petty (August 29, 2014). "Alex Howes signs three-year extension with Garmin-Sharp cycling team". The Denver Post. Denver, Colorado: Digital First Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  24. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved May 2, 2017.

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