Pieter Weening

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Pieter Weening
Pieter Weening, Tour de Pologne 2013 (4).jpg
Weening at the 2013 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full name Pieter Weening
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 33)
Harkema, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2003
Rabobank (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2004–2011
2012–
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2005)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2011, 2014)
1 TTT stage (2014)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2013)
Infobox last updated on
4 June 2014

Pieter Weening (born 5 April 1981) is a road bicycle racer from Harkema, Friesland, the Netherlands, currently riding for Orica-GreenEDGE.[2]

Career[edit]

2005[edit]

In 2005 Weening won a stage in the Tour de France. After one of the closest finishes in the Tour ever, Weening won the eighth stage just ahead of Andreas Klöden. In the same year he also won a stage in the Tour de Pologne and finished second overall, five seconds behind winner Kim Kirchen. He was named Dutch cyclist of 2005.[3][4]

2011[edit]

With only a stage win in the Tour of Austria, Weening had to wait six years before a next big victory. In the 2011 Giro d'Italia, just one day after the neutralised stage due to the death of Wouter Weylandt, Weening won stage 5. Analysts described this stage as a 'Mini Tour of Lombardy'.[5] The stage had an uphill finish and several unpaved stretches (strade bianche). Weening was the strongest on the uphill finish of a small break away and stayed just in front of the peloton. After the stage win, he was awarded the Pink leaders jersey. He gave the physical jersey awarded to him on the podium to Wouter Weylandt's family.[6]

On 10 August 2011, and after eight seasons with Rabobank, Weening left the team to join the new GreenEDGE squad for its inaugural season in 2012.[1]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Weening won the Tour de Pologne after starting the time trial fifth overall, and 27 seconds down. He managed to take the lead by placing a solid performance.

2014[edit]

In 2014, Weening again won a stage in the Giro d'Italia.

Palmares[edit]

2002
2nd GP Wielerrevue
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2003
1st Overall Jadranska Magistrala
1st Stage 2
9th Overall Tour of Austria
10th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
2005
1st Stage 8 Tour de France
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 6
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
2006
8th Overall Critérium International
2008
7th Overall Regio-Tour
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
2009
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3
2010
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of Austria
2011
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5
Held Jersey pink.svg Pink Jersey from stages 5–8.
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
2012
10th Overall Tour of California
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Tour de Langkawi
2nd GP Impanis-Van Petegem
6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Amstel Gold Race
8th Amstel Curaçao Race
9th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
2014
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 9
1st Giro di Toscana

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 24 45 38 WD
Yellow jersey Tour 72 93 128 63 72
golden jersey Vuelta 59 61 44 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aubrey, Jane (10 August 2011). "Weening joins GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Pieter Weening wielrenner van het jaar (Dutch)
  4. ^ Gezocht:opvolger voor Weening (Dutch)
  5. ^ Cycling News (2011-05-02). "Stage 5 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ Cycling News (2011-05-13). "Weylandt's funeral scheduled for Wednesday". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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