Erwin Vervecken

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Erwin Vervecken
Finish picture Zeddam 2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name Erwin Vervecken
Born (1972-03-23) 23 March 1972 (age 45)
Herentals, Belgium
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team Fidea
Discipline Cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1995–2001 Espace Card-Record Bank
2002–2004 Spaarselect (to 08/31)
2004– Fidea Cycling Team (from 09/01)
Major wins
World Cyclo-cross Champion (2001, 2006, 2007)
6 World Cup victories
9 victories in Superprestige
7 victories in the GVA Trophy
2 overall victories in GVA Trophy
1 overall lead in UCI ranking

Erwin Vervecken (born 23 March 1972) is a former Belgian professional cyclist specialising in cyclo-cross. Vervecken was professional cyclists for 16 seasons (1995–2010) and works since his retirement as an external sportive consultant for sportmarketing company Golazo where he helps organizing cyclocross and mountainbike races and does the coordination of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. He's also writing for the cycling magazine cycling.be

Career highlights[edit]

He won the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship in 2001, 2006, and 2007. In 1998, 1999 and 2005 he was second in the World Championships and in 1994 and 2002 he was third in the World Championships.

1988–1989
 Belgium U17 Cyclo-Cross Championship
1990–1991
 Belgium U19 Cyclo-Cross Championship
1993–1994
1 victory: Koksijde
3rd, World Cyclo-Cross Championship
1995–1996
5 victories : Gieten, Koksijde, Ruddervoorde, Lille and the  Belgium Cyclo-cross Championship in Overijse
1996–1997
1 victory : Berlin
1997–1998
1 victory : Lille
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd in the Cyclocross World Championships
1998–1999
1 victory : Overijse
2nd in the Cyclocross World Championships
1999–2000
No victories
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2000–2001
World Cyclo-Cross Champion
9 victories : Overijse, Harderwijk, Woerden, Prague, Niel, Koksijde, Rijkevorsel, Surhuisterveen and Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
3rd overall in the Superprestige
2nd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2001–2002
9 victories : Sint-Michielsgestel, Diegem, Hoogstraten, Worldcup Nommay, Gloucester twice, Huijbergen, Loenhout, Hoogerheide
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd overall in the Superprestige
3rd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2002–2003
1 victories: Ardooie
3rd in the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Monopoli
2003–2004
3 victories: Tacoma, Portland and Hoogstraten
3rd overall in the Superprestige
2004–2005
3 victories: WorldcupKoksijde, Diegem and Hoogstraten
2nd in the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Sankt Wendel
3rd overall in the Cyclo-cross World Cup
3rd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
2005–2006
World Cyclo-Cross Champion
4 victories: Eernegem, Roubaix, Worldcup Hoogerheide, Cyclocross World Championships in Zeddam
2nd in the Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships
2nd place overall in the UCI cyclo-cross ranking
3rd place in the GvA Trofee
2006–2007
World Cyclo-Cross Champion
3 victories: Aalter, Worldcup Hofstade, Cyclocross World Championships in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium
2007-2008 (3)
2 victories: Southampton, Woerden & Roubaix
2008–2009
2 victories: Worldcup Koksijde, Worldcup Roubaix
2009–2010
1 victory: Sun Prairie