Benoît Joachim

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Benoît Joachim
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Personal information
Born (1976-01-04) 4 January 1976 (age 39)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1999–2006 Discovery Channel
2007–2008 Astana
2009 Differdange
Infobox last updated on
January 2009

Benoît Joachim (born 4 January 1976) is a retired professional road racing cyclist from Luxembourg.


Joachim started his professional career at the age of 18 for a small Italian cycling team, Sonego Sport. After racing with them for three months, he was noticed by the bigger, De Nardi who were interesting him. After riding with De Nardi for 3 years, he joined the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team and rode as a super-domestique for the team. He has competed in eleven Grand Tours,[1] including the Tour de France (2000, 2002), the Giro d'Italia (2005, 2006, 2007), and the Vuelta a España (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). Joachim tested positive for nandrolone in 2000,[2] but was cleared by his national federation on a technicality.[3] His career highlight is becoming crowned the 2003 Luxembourg National Road Race Champion and the 2004 Luxembourg National Time Trial Champion. In addition, Joachim became the first Luxembourger to wear the race leader's golden jersey at the 2004 Vuelta a España. Joachim wore the jersey for two days. In 2007, Joachim transferred to the Astana outfit, but left them after two seasons, and rode for Differdange during 2009. At the end of the season, he ended his professional career.[4]

His younger brother Aurélien is a Luxembourg international footballer.

In the 2012 USADA report, it was reported by riders that he used EPO and buried some in a forest near a race they were going to race in Luxembourg.

Major achievements[edit]

1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship
5th overall – Tour de Luxembourg
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
9th overall – Tour de Wallonie
General classification leader (Stages 3 and 4) – Vuelta a España
7th, Prologue – Tour of Benelux
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship

Grand Tours Results[edit]

Tour de France[edit]

2 participations

Giro d'Italia[edit]

3 participations

Vuelta a España[edit]

6 participations

  • 1999 : abandon
  • 2001 : 42nd
  • 2003 : 59th
  • 2004 : 57th, Jersey gold.svg golden jersey during 2 days
  • 2005 : non-runner at the 13th stage
  • 2006 : 66th


  1. ^ "Benoit Joachim: Cycling Career". Grand Tours Results. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joachim tests positive for nandrolone". BBC Sport. 14 October 2000. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Joachim is cleared on technicality". The Independent. 24 November 2000. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Transfers 2010: Clerc, Joseph, Joachim... (Dutch)

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