Chris
Hamilton

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
26
Nickname
Hamo
Height
178cm
Twitter
@ChrisHamo_
Hobbies
Cars and motorbikes
Favourite food
Pancakes
Favourite TV show
The Simpsons
Favourite holiday destination
New York
Favourite race
Tour Down Under

2019 was a year of firsts for Chris as he took his maiden top ten finish on GC in the WorldTour at the Tour Down Under where he ended the race in sixth place (he would subsequently also finish in the top ten at the Tour de Pologne), and he also took his first GrandTour top ten when he finished ninth on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia.

“In this game you can spend a lot of time feeling like you’re banging your head against the wall, with the suffering and so on. When you have a race and you’re in form and one of the top guys though, then it is amazing. It’s really nice when the other guys work for you, it’s such a good feeling to then give something back with a good result. Spending a lot of time working as a domestique myself, I know how much work they do.”

In 2020, he would continue his development with the team and prove to be a pivotal piece in the puzzle for the team’s brilliant double podium at the Giro d’Italia, with a similar upwards trajectory on display in 2021 as he took a stage podium at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

Having rode on two wheels for as long as he can remember, Chris’ initial love was for mountain bikes or BMX but in 2016 he switched over to road cycling full time and hasn’t looked back since. In fact, the Aussie still can’t believe he gets to do his passion as his full-time job.

“It seems like such a normal job when you’re on the road but when you take a step back it is a pretty crazy lifestyle. Especially when you go to a GrandTour the rest of the world doesn’t exist: you go into a black hole of bus – race – bus – hotel, you just don’t see anything else. It still amazes me that this is my job and I want to be doing it as long as possible.”

Although he’s serious when on a bike, Chris is laidback and up for a laugh when not competing and enjoys socialising with friends and family in his downtime; whether that be at home in Australia or in the cycling haven of Girona. Although he concedes that he almost lives two different lives depending on where he is, and that he is much busier in Australia, either catching up with more people or working on his cars and motorbikes.

Results

2022
18 National Championships Australia Road Race
2021
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 12
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 15
6 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 20
8 Giro di Sicilia Tour of Sicily
14 Giro di Sicilia Tour of Sicily
23 Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa
24 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 4
24 Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 1
28 Baloise Belgium Tour
29 Tirreno-Adriatico
2020
7 Paris Nice
11 Tirreno-Adriatico Youth classification
12 Giro d'Italia Youth classification
15 Paris Nice
17 Tour de Pologne
19 Tour de Pologne Stage 4
22 Giro d'Italia Stage 1 (ITT)
23 Giro d'Italia Stage 12
26 Giro d'Italia Stage 15
29 Giro d'Italia Stage 10
2019
1 Santos Tour Down Under Youth classification
6 Santos Tour Down Under
6 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6
8 Tour de Pologne
9 Tour de Pologne Stage 5
9 Santos Tour Down Under Points classification
9 Giro d'Italia Youth classification
9 Giro d'Italia Stage 17
9 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3
9 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4
2018
5 Santos Tour Down Under Youth classification
6 National Championships Australia Road Race
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 5 (TTT)
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 2
8 Tour of Slovenia Stage 4
9 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain
11 Tour of Slovenia
12 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 6
13 Tour of Slovenia Stage 5 (ITT)
15 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 5
2017
3 Vuelta a España Stage 1 (TTT)
5 Abu Dhabi Tour Youth classification
11 Santos Tour Down Under Youth classification
16 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 2 (TTT)
19 Milano-Torino
19 National Championships Australia Road Race
21 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 1
23 Santos Tour Down Under Mountains classification
29 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Youth classification
29 Abu Dhabi Tour
2016
1 National Championships Australia U23 Road Race
1 Herald Sun Tour Youth classification
4 Tour de Taiwan Stage 5
4 Herald Sun Tour Stage 4
4 Santos Tour Down Under Youth classification
5 Tour of Japan Youth classification
7 Tour de Taiwan
7 Tour of Japan Prologue
8 Herald Sun Tour
10 Tour de Taiwan Mountains classification
2015
5 Herald Sun Tour Youth classification
16 Herald Sun Tour Stage 1
19 Herald Sun Tour Points classification
20 Herald Sun Tour
26 Herald Sun Tour Stage 4
36 National Championships Australia U23 Road Race
46 Herald Sun Tour Stage 3
59 Herald Sun Tour Stage 2
68 Herald Sun Tour Prologue
2014
32 National Championships Australia U23 Road Race