Christopher Sutton (cyclist)

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Christopher Sutton
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Sutton at the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Christopher Sutton
Nickname CJ
Born (1984-09-10) 10 September 1984 (age 33)[1]
Caringbah, Sydney, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2005–2007 Cofidis
2008–2009 Slipstream–Chipotle
2010–2015 Team Sky
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 Stage
Giro d'Italia, 1 Stage TTT
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (2011)
Herald Sun Tour, 3 Stages
Cholet-Pays de Loire (2006)
Delta Tour Zeeland (2008)
Bay Classic Series (2010)

Christopher Sutton (born 10 September 1984) is professional cyclist from Australia, who previously rode [2] for UCI ProTour team Team Sky.[3]

Born in Caringbah, Sydney, New South Wales,[4] Sutton trained as a carpenter.[1] He is the son of NSW Institute of Sport's head cycling coach, Gary Sutton, and nephew of British Cycling track coach, Shane Sutton; both ex-professional cyclists.[5] He began cycling at the age of 11,[1] and turned professional in 2005, riding the UCI ProTour for the Cofidis team. For the 2008 season, Sutton signed with Slipstream–Chipotle, later renamed Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30. In 2010 he moved to the newly formed Team Sky, departing at the end of the 2015 season. He currently lives in Sylvania, New South Wales.[4]

Major achievements[edit]

1st Stage 5 Bay Classic Series
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Points Race Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Under-23 National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Madison Championships
1st GP Liberazione Under-23
1st Coppa G. Romita
1st Cholet-Pays de Loire
1st Stage 4 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1st Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre Trophée Fenioux
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou Charentes
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
4th Overall Tour of Qatar
2nd Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st Stages 2, 3 & 4
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 1[6]
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 3 Brixia Tour
1st Stage 6 Tour Down Under
2nd Down Under Classic
4th Commonwealth Games Road Race
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie-Picarde
1st Stage 2
10th Paris–Bourges
9th Le Samyn
9th RideLondon-Surrey Classic
1st Japan Cup Criterium
4th People's Choice Classic


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