Brent Bookwalter

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Brent Bookwalter
Critérium du Dauphiné 2013 - 4e étape (clm) - 45 (cropped).JPG
Personal information
Born (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984 (age 30)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 Advantage Benefits-Endeavour
2007 USA Cycling National Development Team
Professional team(s)
2008– BMC Racing Team
Infobox last updated on
June 22, 2014

Brent Bookwalter (born February 16, 1984[1] in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States) is an American professional cyclist riding for the BMC Racing Team.[2] He attended St. Christopher's School, Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.[3]

He has competed at (amongst others) the 2010 Liège–Bastogne–Liège[4] and the 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. He also competed at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships in the Men's Road Race.

Bookwalter was a member of the Lees-McRae college (Banner Elk, NC) cycling team from 2003–2006. While a member they won 7 national titles.

He came to the attention of many cycling fans for the first time when he finished second in the opening time trial at the 2010 Giro d'Italia.[5] His time in the prologue time trial to the Tour de France later in the season was also provisionally in the top ten most of the day. In 2013, Brookwalter won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar, which was marked by strong winds, creating breaks in the peloton. Bookwalter and two other riders escaped from the leading group with 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to cover and successfully defended their lead, and Bookwalter outsprinted the pair. The chasers were on their heels as they crossed the line and were awarded the same time as him.[6]

Palmares[edit]

2006
1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2009
1st Prologue Tour of Utah
2010
1st Fall Tour Invitational
2011
4th National Time Trial Championships
9th National Road Race Championships
2012
3rd National Time Trial Championships
2013
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stages 1 & 2 (TTT)
2nd Overall Tour of Alberta
2014
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro del Trentino

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 95 68
Yellow jersey Tour 147 114 91
red jersey Vuelta 78

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ BMC Racing Team Profile, BMC Racing Team
  2. ^ "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ St. Christopher's School, Richmond
  4. ^ 2010 Liège–Bastogne–Liège standings, Liège–Bastogne–Liège website.
  5. ^ Andrew Hood (May 8, 2010). "Bookwalter beaming after runner-up ride". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Shane Stokes (February 3, 2013). "Bookwalter races to stage win and first leader’s jersey in Tour of Qatar". VeloNation (Velo Nation LLC). Retrieved February 3, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brent Bookwalter at Wikimedia Commons