Nathan Haas

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Nathan Haas
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Nathan Haas at the Qhubeka Charity Gala in Girona 2016
Personal information
Full nameNathan Peter Haas
NicknameHaasy[1] or The Rabbit
Born (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 30)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Katusha–Alpecin
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2009–2011Praties
2012–2015Garmin–Barracuda
2016–2017Team Dimension Data
2018–Team Katusha–Alpecin[2]
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of Britain (2012)
Herald Sun Tour (2011)

One-day races and Classics

Japan Cup (2011, 2014)

Nathan Peter Haas (born 12 March 1989) is an Australian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Katusha–Alpecin.[3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Haas was originally a mountain biker, and represented Australia in two UCI World Championships. However, in 2009, Haas switched to road racing.

Praties (2009–2011)[edit]

In 2011, after dominating Australia's domestic National Road Series with Genesys Wealth Advisers teammate Steele Von Hoff, Haas won the Herald Sun Tour.[4][5] Haas also won the Japan Cup,[6] a race featuring numerous UCI ProTeams. After his victory, Haas turned professional, signing with Garmin–Barracuda.[7][8]

Garmin–Barracuda (2012–2015)[edit]

During Haas' first professional season, he struggled with severe saddle sores.[9] Following Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's doping ban, Haas was retroactively awarded the 2012 Tour of Britain title; he originally finished second to Tiernan-Locke.[10] During the 2013 season, Haas finished sixth overall at the Tour de Langkawi,[11] and competed in his first Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia.[12] While riding the 2014 Tour Down Under, Haas garnered his first UCI World Tour point,[13] before finishing the race fifth overall.[14]

He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[15]

Dimension Data (2016–2017)[edit]

In the autumn of 2015 Team Dimension Data announced that Haas had signed with them for the 2016 season, joining former team-mate Tyler Farrar at the South African outfit.[16]

Team Katusha–Alpecin (2018–present)[edit]

In February 2018, Haas won stage 2 of the Tour of Oman in an uphill sprint finish and moved into the overall leader's jersey.[17] It was his first victory since 2016 and his first for Team Katusha–Alpecin. He finished fifth overall in the race, winning the points classification in the process. He also recorded a podium placing at the Tour of Turkey.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Haas currently resides in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.[1]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Sources:[1][19][20]

2009
5th Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2010
4th Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Tasmania
1st Japan Cup
2nd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Utah
10th Japan Cup
2013
6th Overall Tour de Langkawi
2014
1st Japan Cup
4th Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 1
5th Overall Tour Down Under
6th Brabantse Pijl
2015
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
5th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
6th Brabantse Pijl
2016
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Burgos
1st Jersey pink.svg Mountains classification Tour de Yorkshire
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
6th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2017
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Amstel Gold Race
4th Overall Tour Down Under
7th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
10th Overall Tour of Oman
2018
3rd Overall Tour of Turkey
5th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
National Road Championships
5th Road race
5th Time trial
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2019
9th Rund um Köln

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 104 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 143 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nathan Haas at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ Ryan, Barry (7 August 2017). "Nathan Haas signs for Katusha-Alpecin". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Katusha-Alpecin announce reduced 24-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Jane Aubrey (16 October 2011). "Emotional Haas takes overall win after five incredible days of racing". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  5. ^ Alex Hinds (27 October 2011). "Haas to Garmin-Cervélo, Von Hoff to Chipotle in 2012". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Haas continues incredible run in Japan". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Garmin signs young Aussie Haas". ABC News. Sydney, New South Wales: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  8. ^ Shane Stokes (26 October 2011). "Confirmed: Nathan Haas to make WorldTour debut in 2012 VeloNation". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  9. ^ Tan, Anthony (16 April 2012). "Cycling Central podcast". SBS Cycling Central. Sydney, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service Corporation. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Sir Bradley Wiggins to defend Tour of Britain title". BBC Sport. London, England: BBC. 2 September 2014.
  11. ^ Ben Atkins (2 March 2013). "Nathan Haas: "Something we try to do is really to stamp our name on a race."". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  12. ^ Alex Malone (4 March 2013). "Giro d'Italia debut part of bigger picture for Haas". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  13. ^ Aaron S. Lee (25 January 2014). "Potential podium slipping away from Nathan Haas at Tour Down Under". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  14. ^ Zeb Woodpower (26 January 2014). "Final day victory for Andre Greipel at the Tour Down Under". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  15. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  16. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (1 October 2015). "Haas and Fraile sign for Dimension Data". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Tour of Oman 2018: Stage 2 Results - Cyclingnews.com". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  18. ^ https://www.velowire.com/UCIcyclingcalendar/race/3570/presidential-cycling-tour-of-turkey.html
  19. ^ "Nathan Haas at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  20. ^ "Nathan Haas at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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