Chris
Hamilton

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
24
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

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.

“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.”

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.

Chris Hamilton | Team Sunweb
Chris Hamilton | Team Sunweb
Chris Hamilton | Team Sunweb

“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

2020
7 Paris - Nice Youth Classification
15 Paris - Nice Stage 7
42 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 3
45 Paris - Nice Stage 6
50 Paris Nice
52 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2
53 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
59 Paris - Nice Stage 4 (ITT)
65 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 1
100 Paris - Nice Stage 3
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 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3
9 Giro d'Italia Youth Classification
9 Santos Tour Down Under Points Classification
9 Giro d'Italia Stage 17
9 Tour de Pologne Stage 6
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 Team Time Trial
8 Tour of Slovenia Stage 4
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 2
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