Benoît Joachim

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Benoît Joachim
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Personal information
Born (1976-01-04) 4 January 1976 (age 38)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1999–2006
2007–2008
2009
Discovery Channel
Astana
Differdange
Infobox last updated on
January 2009

Benoît Joachim (born 4 January 1976) is a retired professional road racing cyclist from Luxembourg.

Biography[edit]

Joachim started his professional career at the age of 18 for a small Italian cycling team, Sonego Sport, After racing with them for three months, he was noticed by the bigger, De Nardi who were interesting him. After riding with De Nardi for 3 years, he joined the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team and rode as a super-domestique for the team. He has competed in six Grand Tours, including the Tour de France (2000, 2002), the Giro d'Italia (2005), and the Vuelta a España (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005). Joachim tested positive for nandrolone in 2000,[1] but was cleared by his national federation on a technicality.[2] His career highlight is becoming crowned the 2003 Luxembourg National Road Race Champion and the 2004 Luxembourg National Time Trial Champion. In addition, Joachim became the first Luxembourger to wear the race leader's golden jersey at the 2004 Vuelta a España. Joachim wore the jersey for two days. In 2007, Joachim transferred to the Astana outfit, but left them after two seasons, and rode for Differdange during 2009. At the end of the season, he ended his professional career.[3]

His younger brother Aurélien is a Luxembourg international footballer.

Major achievements[edit]

2003
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship
5th overall – Tour de Luxembourg
2004
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
9th overall – Tour de Wallonie
General classification leader (Stages 3 and 4) – Vuelta a España
2005
7th, Prologue – Tour of Benelux
2006
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
2007
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joachim tests positive for nandrolone". BBC Sport. 14 October 2000. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joachim is cleared on technicality". The Independent. 24 November 2000. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Transfers 2010: Clerc, Joseph, Joachim... (Dutch)

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