Geert Verheyen

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Geert Verheyen
Verheyen 4JDD 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full name Geert Verheyen
Born (1973-03-10) 10 March 1973 (age 44)
Diest, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1994–1997 Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
1998–2000 Lotto–Mobistar
2001–2002 Rabobank
2003 Marlux-Wincor-Nixdorf
2004 Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf
2005 Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2006–2007 Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008 Mitsubishi–Jartazi
2009–2011 Landbouwkrediet–Colnago

Geert Verheyen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrt fərˈɦɛiə(n)];[2] born 10 March 1973) is a former Belgian professional road racing cyclist who competed as a professional between 1994 and 2011.[3] He was born in Diest, and is the cousin of cyclist David Verheyen.

He turned professional in 1994, racing for Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx. In 1998 he went on to race for the UCI Professional Continental team, Lotto, and later Rabobank, Marlux, Chocolats Jacques and Colnago. He competed in the 1998 Tour de France and the 2006 Volta a Catalunya.[4]

Major results[edit]

1998
1st GP de Lillers (FRA)
1st Mere (BEL)
1999
1st Stage 2, Route du Sud
2001
1st Luk-Cup Bühl (GER)
1st Zele (BEL)
2003
1st Stage 4, Circuit Franco - Belge
2004
1st Belgium Belgian National Road Race Championships
2005
1st Flèche Hesbignonne – Cras Avernas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gert Verheyen". Mitsubishi – Jartazi. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. 
  2. ^ In isolation, Verheyen is pronounced [vərˈɦɛiə(n)].
  3. ^ "Verheyen ending career after 18 years". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gert Verheyen". Cycling Website. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. 

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