Howard Regains Tour of Britain Lead As Cavendish Collapses

LONDON, Sept 13, 2012 - Australian Orica-GreenEdge rider Leigh Howard seized back the leader's gold jersey in the Tour of Britain as Team Sky's Mark Cavendish slipped back badly in Thursday's fifth stage, which was won by Marc de Maar. UnitedHealthcare's de Maar, of the Netherlands, made a break for the front with six kilometres of the 147km ride around Stoke-on-Trent remaining, … [Read more...]

Aussie Howard claims stage win on Tour of Britain

LONDON, Sept 10, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Leigh Howard pipped Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish to win the second stage of the Tour of Britain on Monday. Howard, riding for the Orica-GreenEdge team, managed to keep Team Sky's Cavendish at bay in a dramatic finale to the 180.7-kilometre trek from Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park. Cavendish had been led out by Bradley Wiggins and … [Read more...]

Aussies Savour “Historic” Moment

Written by: Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 14, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's steady rise up the world cycling hierarchy will reach its peak on Sunday when the GreenEdge team makes its debut at the Tour Down Under. Since the pioneering Phil Anderson became the first non-European to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey in 1981, Australians have been consistently ranked among … [Read more...]

Howard Scores 2nd Stage Win In Ster ZLM Toer For HTC-HighRoad

San Luis Obispo, California, 19th June 2011 - HTC-Highroad started the Ster ZLM Toer in Holland on Wednesday with a win for Patrick Gretsch. On Sunday, the team ended it with another victory in the final stage when Leigh Howard blasted to his first win of the 2011 season. Howard came through a very technical final kilometer to cross the finish line at Leur in first place from a bunch sprint. … [Read more...]

HTC-Columbia’s Howard Blasts To Victory In Belgium

HTC-Columbia's first-year professional Leigh Howard has powered to victory in the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen one-day race in Koolskamp, Belgium. After taking a stage of the Tour of Oman this February, the young Australian rider claimed his second victory of his debut season in a bunch sprint. "It was a pretty straightforward sprint with some great help from my teammates," Howard said … [Read more...]

HTC-Columbia’s Howard Leads in Bayern-Rundfahrt

San Luis Obispo, CA - 27th May 2010 - First-year pro and HTC-Columbia rider Leigh Howard moved into the overall lead in the Bayern Rundfahrt stage race in Germany on Thursday. The 20-year-old Australian finished second in a bunch sprint behind Germany's Robert Wagner in stage two of the race, a 200-kilometer trek from Viechtach to Bayreuth. Thanks to his placings on stages one and two, Howard … [Read more...]