Stijn Devolder

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Stijn Devolder
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Personal information
Full name Stijn Devolder
Nickname "Volderke"
Born (1979-08-29) 29 August 1979 (age 34)
Kortrijk, West Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time-Trialist/Classics Specialist
Amateur team(s)
2001 Mapei-Quick Step
Professional team(s)
2002–2003
2004–2007
2008–2010
2011–2012
2013–
Vlaanderen-T Interim
US Postal
Quick Step
Vacansoleil-DCM
RadioShack-Leopard
Major wins

Stage races

Three Days of De Panne (2005)
Tour of Austria (2007)
Tour of Belgium (2008, 2010)

One-day races and Classics

Tour of Flanders (2008, 2009)
National Road Race Championships (2007, 2010, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2008, 2010)
Infobox last updated on
9 March 2014

Stijn Devolder (born 29 August 1979 in Kortrijk, West Flanders) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, riding for UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing.[1] He rode for US Postal, from 2004 to 2007, before signing for Quick Step in 2008.[2]

Devolder won his first professional race at the 2004 Four Days of Dunkirk, winning stage 4. His most prestigious victories are the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Belgian National Road Race Championships, the 2008 and 2009 Tour of Flanders, and the 2008 and 2010 Tour of Belgium. Devolder is a competent climber but his main strength lies in the individual time trial. Devolder led the Quick Step squad in the 2008 Tour de France but fell off the back and almost immediately stepped off his bike on the Ascent of the Col Agnel.

Devolder left Vacansoleil-DCM at the end of the 2012 season, and joined RadioShack-Leopard on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1999
Vuelta a Navarra
1st Stages 5 & 6
2000
4th Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
2001
1st Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
7th GP Wielerrevue
2002
2nd GP de Fayt-le-Franc
2nd Zellik–Galmaarden
2003
3rd E3 Harelbeke
6th GP Stad Vilvoorde
8th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2004
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2005
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne
24th Overall Vuelta a España
2006
1st Stage 3a Tour of Belgium
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
4th Japan Cup
6th Halle–Ingooigem
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
8th Overall Deutschland Tour
11th Overall Vuelta a España
2007
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Österreich-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 7
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Three Days of De Panne
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Trofeo Pollença
2008
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
4th Overall Eneco Tour
6th World Time Trial Championships
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
7th Paris–Roubaix
9th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
10th Trofeo Pollença
2009
1st Tour of Flanders
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2011
7th Chrono des Nations
2012
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Road Race Championships
8th Brabantse Pijl
2014
4th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Devolder signs two-year deal with RadioShack-Nissan". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 14 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ 'Stijn Devolder komende twee jaar bij Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team', vacansoleilprocyclingteam.nl

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