Steele Von Hoff

Steele Von Hoff (born 31 December 1987) is an Australian road racing cyclist who won the road race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He currently rides for Australian amateur team InForm TM Insight MAKE.[1] He spent 2012 in the Garmin-Sharp squad's development stable, Chipotle–First Solar Development Team.[2]

Steele Von Hoff
Steele Von Hoff 2016.jpg
Von Hoff in 2016
Personal information
Full nameSteele Von Hoff
NicknameStainless
Born (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 33)
Mornington, Victoria, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamInForm TM Insight MAKE
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2009–2010Torq Performance Nutrition
2011Genesys Wealth Advisers
2012Chipotle–First Solar Development Team
2012Garmin–Sharp (stagiaire)
2019Team Relentless
2020–InForm TM Insight MAKE
Professional teams
2013–2014Garmin–Sharp
2015NFTO
2016–2017ONE Pro Cycling
2018Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team
Major wins
National Criterium Championships (2014, 2015)

CareerEdit

In 2011, Von Hoff and Genesys Wealth Advisers teammate Nathan Haas dominated Australia's domestic National Road Series. The two riders entered the 2011 Herald Sun Tour, a race featuring numerous UCI ProTeams.[3] Von Hoff progressed from third on stage two to second on stage three; Haas won the general classification.[4]

In January 2012, Von Hoff joined the Chipotle–First Solar Development Team, an American cycling squad, which competes in the UCI Continental Circuits. On 1 August 2012, while competing with the Chipotle–First Solar Development Team, Von Hoff was promoted to stagiaire in UCI ProTeam Garmin–Sharp;[5] he was subsequently reunited with Haas.[6] On 24 August 2012, Von Hoff finished third on the third stage of the Danmark Rundt, a 2.HC event forming part of the UCI Europe Tour.[7]

Von Hoff joined Garmin–Sharp on a full-time basis for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.[8][9] On 10 January 2014, Von Hoff won the National Criterium Championships.[10][11] In December 2014 Von Hoff was announced as a member of NFTO's roster for the 2015 season.[12] At the 2015 Tour Down Under, Von Hoff competed as part of the UniSA-Australia team. During the fourth stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under, Von Hoff won the stage.[13] In the autumn of 2015 ONE Pro Cycling announced that Von Hoff would ride for them in 2016.[14]

He won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games road race.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Mornington, Victoria, Von Hoff currently resides in Moorooduc, Victoria, Australia.[2]

Major resultsEdit

Sources:[2][16][17]

2011
3rd Road race, Oceania Road Championships
7th Overall Tour of Wellington
2012
Tour de Guadeloupe
1st Stages 2 & 9
1st Stage 5 Tour du Loir-et-Cher
1st Stage 6 Olympia's Tour
2nd Kattekoers
3rd Criterium, National Road Championships
5th Down Under Classic
6th Overall World Ports Classic
10th Japan Cup
2013
National Road Championships
2nd Criterium
3rd Road race
7th Down Under Classic
2014
1st   Criterium, National Road Championships
2015
1st   Criterium, National Road Championships
1st Rutland–Melton CiCLE Classic
1st Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race
1st Stage 4 Tour Down Under
5th Overall Bay Classic Series
2016
1st Stage 1 Tour of Norway
1st Stage 1 Sibiu Cycling Tour
5th Omloop Mandel-Leie-Schelde
8th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
9th London–Surrey Classic
10th Rund um Köln
2017
2nd Overall Ronde van Midden-Nederland
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
8th Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
2018
1st   Road race, Commonwealth Games
1st Points classification Herald Sun Tour
7th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bacon, Ellis (12 January 2020). "Cameron Meyer wins elite men's road race title at Australian Road Championships". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 31 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Steele Von Hoff at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Jayco Herald-Sun Tour". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 12–16 October 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  7. ^ Norsk etapesejr og gul trøje i Vejle, Danmarks Cykle Union, 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  8. ^ "Von Hoff signs for Garmin-Sharp". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Ed Hood (25 December 2012). "Steele Von Hoff Interview: Garmin-Sharp's new signing gunning to show his speed". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 20 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Reece Homfray (10 January 2014). "Gold in national criterium for Steele Von Hoff after bronze and silver in previous two years". News Corp Australia. Surry Hills, New South Wales: News Corp. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Von Hoff Wins Australian Crit Championship". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Bull, Nick (11 December 2014). "Garmin-Sharp's Steele Von Hoff joins NFTO for 2015". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-23/von-hoff-wins-tour-down-under-stage-four/6043232
  14. ^ "Von Hoff signs for ONE Pro Cycling". cyclingnews.com. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  15. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/commonwealth-games-2018/elite-men-road-race/results/
  16. ^ "Steele Von Hoff at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Steele Von Hoff at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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