Damien Howson

Date of Birth: 13th August 1992 (25)
Nationality:
Australian
Place of birth:
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Turned Pro: 2014
Joined ORICA-SCOTT: 2014 (August 2013 as stagiaire)
Twitter: @damien_howson
Personal Website: N/A

‘Damo’ concluded his second year as a professional by finishing his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a Espana in 2015. The 2013 under-23 world time trial champion has since found his calling as a key support rider in the mountains for the team's up and coming general classification riders.

After stand out performances in support of Esteban Chaves at the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana in 2016, expect Damien to continue with the role, particularly in Grand Tours, in 2017.

Top 20 Results at ORICA-SCOTT:

2017

-      1st Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-      1st Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1
-      4th Herald Sun Tour - Mountains Classification
-      5th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 2 (TTT)
-      9th Criterium du Dauphine - Youth Classification
-      9th Tour de Romandie - Stage 4
-      9th Gran Premio Miguel Indurain 
-      11th Tour de Romandie - General Classification
-      13th Tour de France - Youth Classification
-      15th Tour de Romandie - Stage 5 (ITT)
-      19th Herald Sun Tour - Prologue
-      19th GP Industria and Arigianato di Larciano
-      20th Tour de Romandie - Prologue
-      20th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4

2016

-       2nd Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4
-       3rd Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-       3rd Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       4th National Championship Australia - Time Trial
-       6th Vuelta a Burgos - Stage 2 (TTT)
-       8th Herald Sun Tour - Prologue
-       11th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2 
-       16th Tour de Romandie - General Classification
-       16th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1 
-       17th Giro d'Italia - Stage 1
-       20th Tour de Romandie - Stage 3 

2015

-       3rd Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       4th Tour de Pologne - Stage 7
-       5th National Championships Australia - Time Trial
-       5th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-       5th Criterium du Dauphine - Stage 3 (TTT)
-       7th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4
-       9th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1
-       20th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Prologue 

2014

-       2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – TTT
-       3rd National Championship Australia – Time Trial
-       8th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 6
-       16th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Stage 4 (ITT)
-       16th Tour of California – Stage 3
-       20th Tour of California – Stage 2 (ITT)

Other results:

-       1st 2013 UCI Road Cycling World Championships Under 23 – Time Trial
-       1st 2013 Oceania Championship – Time Trial
-       1st 2013 National Championship Australia Under 23 – Time Trial
-       2nd 2013 Oceania Championship – Road Race
-       2nd 2013 National Championship Australia Under 23 – Road Race
-       3rd 2012 UCI Road Cycling World Championship Under 23 – Time Trial