Dion Smith

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Dion Smith
Dion Smith 2016.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 25)
Taupaki, New Zealand
Team information
Current teamWanty–Groupe Gobert
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2012PureBlack Racing
2013Predator Carbon Repair
Professional team(s)
2013Champion System (stagiaire)
2014–2015Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
2016ONE Pro Cycling
2017–Wanty–Groupe Gobert

Dion Smith (born 3 March 1993) is a New Zealand cyclist from Auckland riding for Wanty–Groupe Gobert.[1] In September 2015 it was announced that he would join ONE Pro Cycling for the 2016 season.[2] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[3] In stage six of the race, he was part of the sprint for the finish line and given the same time as the winner, Marcel Kittel.[4]

Smith was born in Taupaki in Rodney District.[5] He attended Massey High School.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2011
2nd Tour de l'Abitibi
2013
1st Stage 4 McLane Pacific Classic
4th Tour de Delta
6th Philadelphia International Championship
2014
1st Stage 1 Redlands Bicycle Classic
National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
3rd Philadelphia International Championship
7th Overall Tour de Beauce
2015
1st Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
2nd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Winston-Salem Classic Criterium[6]
3rd Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
4th Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st Jersey white.svg Young classification
5th Overall Tour of Alberta
2016
1st The REV Classic
1st Beaumont Trophy
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Münsterland Giro
5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
5th Overall Ronde van Midden-Nederland
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
5th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
10th Overall Herald Sun Tour
10th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
10th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2017
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2018
2nd Paris–Chauny
3rd Overall Tour of Belgium
8th Coppa Sabatini
Tour de France
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stages 2–4

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 124 97
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dion Smith » Hincapie Racing Team". Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "ONE Pro Cycling announce Hayden McCormick, James Oram and Dion Smith signings". cyclingnews.com. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Dion Smith has strong stage at Tour de France". Radio New Zealand. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ Long, David (27 June 2017). "Kiwis Paddy Bevin, Dion Smith to race at Tour de France". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ Weislo, Laura (31 May 2015). "White takes Winston-Salem criterium win". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.