Erwin Vervecken

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Erwin Vervecken
Erwin Vervecken.jpg
Vervecken during a cyclo-cross race
Personal information
Full name Erwin Vervecken
Born (1972-03-23) 23 March 1972 (age 42)
Herentals, Belgium
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team Fidea
Discipline Cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1995–2001
2002–2004
2004–
Espace Card-Record Bank
Spaarselect (to 08/31)
Fidea Cycling Team (from 09/01)
Major wins
Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-cross Champion (2001, 2006, 2007)
6 World Cup victories
9 victories in Superprestige
7 victories in the GVA Trophy
2 overall victories in GVA Trophy
1 overall lead in UCI ranking
Infobox last updated on
28 February 2010

Erwin Vervecken (born 23 March 1972) is a Belgian professional cyclist specialising in cyclo-cross. He grew up in Lille but now resides in his home town, Herentals, with his wife Liesbeth and his three children. Vervecken was professional cyclists for 16 seasons (1995-2010) and works since his retirement as an external sportive consultant for sportmarketing company Golazo where he helps organizing cyclocross and mountainbike races and does the coordination of the UCI World Cycling Tour. He's also writing for the cycling magazine cycling.be

Career highlights[edit]

He won the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship in 2001, 2006, and 2007. In 1998, 1999 and 2005 he was second in the World Championships and in 1994 and 2002 he was third in the World Championships.

1988–1989
 Belgium U17 Cyclo-Cross Championship
1990–1991
 Belgium U19 Cyclo-Cross Championship
1993–1994
1 victory: Koksijde
3rd, World Cyclo-Cross Championship
1995–1996
5 victories : Gieten, Koksijde, Ruddervoorde, Lille and the  Belgium Cyclo-cross Championship in Overijse
1996–1997
1 victory : Berlin
1997–1998
1 victory : Lille
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd in the Cyclocross World Championships
1998–1999
1 victory : Overijse
2nd in the Cyclocross World Championships
1999–2000
No victories
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2000–2001
Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-Cross Champion
9 victories : Overijse, Harderwijk, Woerden, Prague, Niel, Koksijde, Rijkevorsel, Surhuisterveen and Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
3rd overall in the Superprestige
2nd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2001–2002
9 victories : Sint-Michielsgestel, Diegem, Hoogstraten, Worldcup Nommay, Gloucester twice, Huijbergen, Loenhout, Hoogerheide
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd overall in the Superprestige
3rd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2002–2003
1 victories: Ardooie
3rd in the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Monopoli
2003–2004
3 victories: Tacoma, Portland and Hoogstraten
3rd overall in the Superprestige
2004–2005
3 victories: WorldcupKoksijde, Diegem and Hoogstraten
2nd in the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Sankt Wendel
3rd overall in the Cyclo-cross World Cup
3rd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2005–2006
Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-Cross Champion
4 victories: Eernegem, Roubaix, Worldcup Hoogerheide, Cyclocross World Championships in Zeddam
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
3rd place in the GvA Trofee
2006–2007
Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-Cross Champion
3 victories: Aalter, Worldcup Hofstade, Cyclocross World Championships in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium
2007-2008 (3)
2 victories: Southampton, Woerden & Roubaix
2008–2009
2 victories: Worldcup Koksijde, Worldcup Roubaix
2009–2010
1 victory: Sun Prairie

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