The 2019 season saw Chris continue his development with the team. It was a year of firsts 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.
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.
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.