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 Baki
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 32)
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
2008 Topsport Vlaanderen (stagiaire)
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]

Bakelants at the 2017 Tour de France

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]

Bakelants was severely injured in a crash at the 2017 Giro di Lombardia when he crashed into a ravine on a fast descent, fracturing seven ribs and the first and third vertebrae. He did not lose consciousness and was transferred to the hospital in Como.[5] The crash left Bakelants 1cm shorter.[6]

Since his crash Bakelants has spoken out about safety standards in cycling and Chris Froome's salbutamol case. He hopes to return to racing in March.[7]

Major results[edit]

2006
10th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
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 U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2nd Overall Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2nd GP stad Waregem
4th Overall Tour des Pyrénées
8th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2009
2nd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
5th De Vlaamse Pijl
7th Le Samyn
9th Overall Eneco Tour
10th Overall Tour of Belgium
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
National Road Championships
3rd Road race
4th Time trial
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 Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
7th Coppa Sabatini
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
8th Overall Tour La Provence
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche
2017
3rd La Drôme Classic
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Grand Tour results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[8]
Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 36 22 34
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 18 24 20 50 22
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 18 31 22 93 17

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