Darren Lapthorne

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Darren Lapthorne
Personal information
Full name Darren Lapthorne
Born (1983-03-04) 4 March 1983 (age 34)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2005 MG Xpower–BigPond
Professional team(s)
2006–2007 Drapac–Porsche
2008 Sparkasse
2009–2010 Rapha Condor
2011–2015 Drapac Professional Cycling
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2007)

Darren Lapthorne (born 4 March 1983 in Melbourne) is an Australian professional racing cyclist currently riding for Drapac–Pat's Veg.[1]

Lapthorne began his career in 2006 with the Australian Professional Team Drapac–Porsche. In his first year, he won the road race of the Teams Road Championships. He also finished third in one stage of the Herald Sun Tour. In January 2007 he achieved his greatest success by winning the Australian National Road Race Championships. He rode for the German Team Sparkasse in 2008 and for British team Rapha Condor in 2009.

In December 2008, Lapthorne returned to competition after time out following the much-publicised disappearance and death of his sister, Britt, while backpacking in Croatia.[2]

Major results[edit]

1st Stage 9, Tour of the Murray River
1st Stage 7, Tour de Korea
1st Stage 4, Tour of Gippsland
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 1b, Tour of the Southern Grampians
1st Stage 1, Mersey Valley Tour
1st Overall De Bortoli Tour
1st Stages 1a & 2
1st Melle
2nd Overall Tour de Hokkaido
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 5, Geelong Bay Classic Series, Geelong
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Beauce
2nd Ryedale Grand Prix[3]
8th Overall Tour of Japan
10th Overall Tour of Hainan
3rd Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan


  1. ^ "Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC) - AUS". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lapthorne riding in Britt's memory". The Age. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Partridge proves too good for his Ryedale Grand Prix rivals". Yorkshire Post. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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