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Chris Harper is an Australian Road cyclist, who rides on the UCI World Tour with Team Jayco-AlUla.

NameChris Harper
Date of birth23rd November 1994
Place of birthMelbourne, Australia
Current teamTeam Jayco-AlUla
DisciplineRoad/Climber

Chris Harper career so far

Harper started to pick up some impressive results while riding for a number of UCI Continental teams in the early part of his career.

It was in 2018 that he really started to stand out when winning the UCI Oceania Tour, before backing that up with some more good rides.

He also came first at the Oceania Road Championships, third in the road race at the National Championships and fourth overall at the Tour of Japan, where he also claimed the Young rider classification.

In 2019 Harper claimed back-to-back wins in the Tour of Japan and also finished fourth overall at the Herald Sun Tour.

It was that kind of form that convinced leading World Tour team Jumbo-Visma to snap him up on a two-year deal.

While with the Dutch team, Harper picked up a massive result when finishing fourth overall at the UAE Tour.

Harper was also handed his first opportunity at a grand tour, when starting the 2022 Giro d’Italia, but he did not finish the gruelling three-week race.

In 2022 he got another chance at a grand tour and was part of the Jumbo-Visma team that won the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana, which was a team time trial.

Harper went on to finish 33rd in the general classification standings.

Then in 2023, Harper made the switch to the Australian World Tour team Jayco-AlUla.

The highlight has to be riding and completing the Tour de France, finishing 16th in the general classification.

What does the future hold?

At 29 years of age, Harper still has plenty of good years ahead of him and has an exciting future with Jayco-AlUla.

Harper is a strong climber and will be hoping for more appearances at the grand tours in 2024.

Jayco-AlUla could have a strong sprint focus at the grand tours next season after bringing in Caleb Ewan, but Harper will have a role to play.

Ewan will need help to get through the high mountains and Harper is just the man to do a job for his fellow countryman.

Harper should also get the chance to chase some glory of his own throughout the season at some of the hillier stage races.

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