Chad Haga

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Chad Haga
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Personal information
Full nameChad Haga
NicknameHagasaki[1]
Born (1988-08-26) August 26, 1988 (age 30)
McKinney, Texas
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight71.5 kg (158 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Sunweb
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur team(s)
2006–2010Texas A&M University Cycling Team
2009–2011Team Brain and Spine Cycling
2010Super Squadra
2011Rio Grande Cycling
Professional team(s)
2011–2013Kelly Benefit Strategies–OptumHealth
2014–Giant–Shimano

Chad Haga (/hɡə/;[1] born August 26, 1988) is an American professional road racing cyclist, who competes for the Team Sunweb team.[2]

Career[edit]

He was born in McKinney, Texas[3] and attended Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2010.[3] While there he raced collegiately with the Texas A&M Cycling Team and as an amateur with Team Brain and Spine Cycling and Super Squadra. After Graduation he joined the Rio Grande Cycling squad. He began racing professionally in 2011 after joining Kelly Benefit Strategies–OptumHealth.[4]

On 23 January 2016, he was one of the six members of the Team Giant–Alpecin who were hit by a car which drove into on-coming traffic while they were training in Calpe, Spain. All riders were in stable condition.[5]

2018[edit]

Haga started the season by racing the Tour Down Under. In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[6]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2011
1st Prologue Mount Hood Classic
3rd Overall Tour of Elk Grove
2012
1st Prologue Cascade Classic
4th Copperas Cove Classic
2013
1st Overall Jersey gold.svg Joe Martin Stage Race
1st Prologue Tour of Elk Grove
2nd Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2nd Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
3rd Overall McLane Pacific Classic
3rd Overall Cascade Classic
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall Tour of California
2018
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 99 78 82 71
A yellow jersey Tour de France 72
A red jersey Vuelta a España 73 76 98
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interviews - PezCycling News".
  2. ^ "Team Giant-Shimano (GIA) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Optum's Chad Haga aims for top time trialing spot in the U.S. - VeloNews.com". 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Haga postpones engineering career to pursue pro cycling dreams - Cyclingnews.com".
  5. ^ "John Degenkolb and Warren Barguil among six Giant-Alpecin cyclists hospitalised after being hit by a car". Irish Independent. 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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