Damien Howson

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

‘Damo’ enjoyed a break-through season in 2017 with Mitchelton-SCOTT after taking his first overall stage race victory the Herald Sun Tour. 

The 2013 under-23 world time trial champion has found his calling as a key support rider in the mountains for the team's up and coming general classification riders and made his debut at the Tour de France in 2017.

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 2018.

Top 20 Results at Mitchelton-SCOTT:

2018:
-       1st Hammer Stavanger - General Classification
-       1st Hammer Stavanger - Stage 2
-       1st Hammer Stavanger - Stage 1
-       3rd Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-       4th Criterium du Dauphine - Stage 3 (TTT)
-       5th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 3
-       7th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2
-       13th Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4
-       19th Tour de Romandie - Stage 1
-       19th National Championship Australia - Road Race

2017:
-       1st Herald Sun Tour - General Classification
-       1st Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1
-       4th Herald Sun Tour - Mountains Classification
-       5th World Champioonships (TTT)
-       5th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 2 (TTT)
-       9th Pro Otztaler 5500
-       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