Tim Wellens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tim Wellens
Tongeren - Ronde van Limburg, 15 juni 2014 (B096).JPG
Wellens at the 2014 Ronde van Limburg
Personal information
Full name Tim Wellens
Born (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 23)
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Team information
Current team Lotto-Belisol
Discipline Road
mountain biking (former)
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2009
2010–2012
Avia Cycling Team
Davo Lotto Davitamon
Professional team(s)
2012– Lotto-Belisol
Infobox last updated on
24 June 2014
Wellens (centre) during the final stage of the 2013 Tour Down Under

Tim Wellens (born 10 May 1991) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, and former mountain bicycle racer, who rides for UCI ProTeam Lotto-Belisol.[1]

Born in Sint-Truiden, Wellens has competed as a professional since the middle of the 2012 season,[2] joining the Lotto-Belisol team after three seasons with the squad's development team. Wellens made his début with the team at the GP José Dubois, where he finished eighth; he later made his first appearances on the UCI World Tour, by competing in the Canadian pair of races in Quebec, and Montreal attempting to bridge to each race's breakaway during the respective events.[3][4] Wellens performed strongly in the season-ending Tour of Beijing, finishing each of the race's stages inside the top 25 placings – taking a best of fifth on the final stage – en route to a final overall placing of tenth,[5][6] and second to Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank rider Rafał Majka in the young rider classification.[7]

Palmarès[edit]

2007
3rd National Novice Cross-Country Championships
2008
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Junior Cross-Country Championships
2009
1st Classique des Alpes
2nd Overall Kroz Istru
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Tre Giorni Orobica
3rd Limburg Provincial Championships
5th Overall Liège–La Gleize
1st Stage 4
2010
1st La Roche
4th Mémorial Gilbert Letêcheur Rochefort
7th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
2011
2nd Zuidkempense Pijl
2nd La Roche
3rd Challenge de Hesbaye
5th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
2012
1st Borlo Chrono
2nd Overall Toscana-Coppa delle Nazioni
2nd Overall Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Limburg Provincial Championships
4th Circuit de Wallonie
8th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
8th GP José Dubois
10th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
10th Overall Tour of Beijing
2013
8th Overall Tour de Wallonie
2014
2nd National Time Trial Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lotto Belisol (LTB) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tim Wellens debuts". Lotto-Belisol (Belgian Cycling Company sa). 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Atkins, Ben (7 September 2012). "Simon Gerrans takes breakaway sprint victory in GP Québec". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Moore, Kyle (9 September 2012). "Lars Petter Nordhaug nails career best win in GP Cycliste de Montréal". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Stokes, Shane (13 October 2012). "Cummings beats Hesjedal to scoop final stage of Tour of Beijing, Martin wins overall". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Barry (13 October 2012). "Tony Martin wins second consecutive Tour of Beijing". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Well done Tim Wellens!". Lotto-Belisol (Belgian Cycling Company sa). 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

External links[edit]