Leigh Howard

Scott Athlete

Date of Birth: 18th October 1989
Nationality: Australian
Place of birth: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 70 Kg
Hometown: Geelong, Australia
Turned Pro: 2010
Joined ORICA-GreenEDGE: 2012

Meet Leigh. A prodigy on the track, Leigh shot to prominence in Australian cycling on the boards. The Victorian is has won world titles in the omnium, team pursuit and Madison.

While continuing his reign on the track, Leigh has evolved as a road sprinter during his two-year career with the Highroad set-up. He moved to GreenEDGE to start a new chapter in his young, fruitful career.

Leigh’s precocious talent was on display with his Tour of Oman stage win in 2010. Here he outsmarted and outsprinted older, more experienced rivals. It’s given him a taste for victory in bigger races. He eagerly anticipates supporting Matt Goss at Milan-San-Remo and hopes working with one of the sport’s most decorated sprinters, Robbie McEwen, will help him hone his craft.

The 22-year-old aims to start a Tour de France in the next few years. Eventually, he wants to develop into the main man for flatter, faster bunch finishes.
A world champion track cyclist who made the transition to the road, Leigh has a powerful turn of speed that sees him in action at the pointy in of races whether contesting for the victory or contributing to the sprint train in support of his teammates.
 
Top 20 Results at ORICA-GreenEDGE:

2015:

-       15th Tour de Langkawi - Stage 8
2014:
-       2nd Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 1
-       2nd Tour of Oman – Stage 2
-       2nd Tour of Oman – Stage 1
-       3rd Tour of Alberta – Stage 3
-       5th GP nobili Rubinetterie-Coppa Papa Carlo-Coppa Citta di Stresa
-       7th Tour of Alberta – General Classification
-       9th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 2
-       10th Tour of Alberta – Points Classification
-       10th Tour of Alberta – Stage 5
-       10th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Stage 1
-       12th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Stage 3
-       15th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 5
-       18th Tour of Qatar -  Youth Classification
-       18th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Stage 2
-       20th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 6 
2013:

-       1st Trofeo Alcudia-Can Picafort-Playa de Muro
-       1st Trofeo Migjorn
-       3rd Paris-Nice – Stage 2
-       3rd Tour de San Luis – Stage 2
-       4th Tour de San Luis – Stage 1
-       6th Tour de Pologne – Stage 3
-       6th Tour of Turkey – Stage 2
-       7th Vuelta a Burgos – Stage 4
-       8th Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja
-       8th Giro d’Italia – Stage 1
-       8th Paris-Nice – Stage 1
-       9th Vuelta a Espana – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       9th Giro d’Italia – Stage 2 (TTT)
-       17th Paris-Nice – Points Classification
-       18th Tour de San Luis – Stage 7
-       20th Paris-Nice – Youth Classification 
2012:
-       1st Tour of Britain – Stage 2
-       1st Eneco Tour – Stage 2 (TTT)
-       2nd Tour of Britain – Stage 3
-       3rd Tour of Britain – General Classification
-       3rd Tour of Britain – Stage 4
-       3rd Tour of California – Stage 2
-       4th Tour of California – Points Classification
-       4th Tour of California – Stage 1
-       5th Tour of Britain – Points Classification
-       5th Tour of Britain – Stage 5
-       6th Tour of Beijing – Youth Classification
-       8th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Stage 3
-       9th Tour of California – Stage 4
-       10th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Youth Classification
-       13th Tour de Romandie – Mountains Classification
-       15th Tour of Britain – Stage 6
-       15th Tour of California – Stage 8
-       18th Tour de Romandia – Youth Classification
-       19th Criterium du Dauphine – Mountains Classification
-       19th Eneco Tour – Stage 5
-       20th Tour of Britain – Stage 1 
Other results:

-       1st 2010 Kampioenschap Van Vlaanderen
-       Three-time world champion on the track
"The first half of the season will allow me to get a feel for what needs to be improved. It’ll be a big benefit for me to learn from the core part of the team."

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