Jan Bakelants

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Jan Bakelants
Tour de Romandie 2013 - étape4 - Jan Bakelants (cropped).jpg
Bakelants at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Jan Bakelants
Nickname "Sir" Jan Bakelants
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 31)
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Team information
Current team AG2R La Mondiale
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008 Beveren 2000
Professional team(s)
2009 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2010–2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015- AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2013)

One-day races and Classics

Giro del Piemonte (2015)
Giro dell'Emilia (2015)

Jan Bakelants (born 14 February 1986) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for the AG2R La Mondiale team.

Career[edit]

His major wins include the 2008 Tour de l'Avenir and stage 2 of the 2013 Tour de France, claiming the yellow jersey after winning the stage by only a second of an advantage on the peloton after a late attack.[2] He also rode the 2010 Giro d'Italia, in which he finished 36th.

Bakelants left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Omega Pharma–Quick-Step for the 2014 season.[3] In August 2014, it was announced that he would be leaving Omega Pharma–Quick-Step after one year and joining AG2R La Mondiale on a two-year deal.[4]

Major results[edit]

2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 6
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Liège
1st Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoirs
2nd Overall Tour des Pyrénées
2nd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2nd GP stad Waregem
8th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2009
2nd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
5th De Vlaamse Pijl
7th Le Samyn
9th Overall Benelux Tour
10th Overall Tour de Belgique
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2010
6th Overall Tour de Wallonie
7th Trofeo Inca
10th Clásica de Almería
2012
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Grand Prix de Wallonie
6th Overall Tour Down Under
6th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
10th Overall Eneco Tour
2013
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
Tour de France
1st Stage 2
Held Jersey yellow.svg Yellow Jersey for Stages 3 & 4
2nd Amstel Curaçao Race
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
4th Overall Eneco Tour
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
7th Overall Tour of Beijing
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2014
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th La Drôme Classic
2015
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Gran Piemonte
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Overall Critérium International
7th Coppa Sabatini
7th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
2016
2nd La Drôme Classic
3rd Overall La Méditerranéenne
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
5th Giro dell'Emilia
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Pete, Cossins (30 June 2013). "Bakelants' luck is finally as good as his legs at Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "OPQS Signs Bakelants for 2014". Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. Decolef. 28 September 2013. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bakelants confirms move to AG2R-La Mondiale". cyclingnews.com. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

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