Benoît Joachim

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Benoît Joachim
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Personal information
Born (1976-01-14) 14 January 1976 (age 41)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1999–2006 Us Postal service / Discovery Channel
2007–2008 Astana
2009 Differdange

Benoît Joachim (born 14 January 1976) is a retired professional road racing cyclist from Luxembourg.

Biography[edit]

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 Us Postall 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). His career highlight is becoming crowned many Luxembourg National Road Race Champion titels and 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.[2]

His younger brother Aurélien is a Luxembourg international footballer.

Major results[edit]

1998
1st stage Tour de L'avenir
1999
1st stage Tour of England
2nd overall Tour of England
2000
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship
2nd overall – Tour de Luxembourg
2004
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
9th overall – Tour de Wallonie
1st stage 1 ttt Tour of Spain
General classification leader (Stages 3 and 4) – Vuelta a España
24th Time trial Olympic Games in Athens
2005
7th, Prologue – Tour of Benelux
2006
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Time Trial Championship
2007
1st – MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG National Road Race Championship

Grand Tour 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benoit Joachim: Cycling Career". Grand Tours Results. FirstCycling.com. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Transfers 2010: Clerc, Joseph, Joachim... (Dutch)

External links[edit]