Jelle Vanendert

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Jelle Vanendert
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Vanendert at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Jelle Vanendert
Born (1985-02-19) 19 February 1985 (age 32)
Neerpelt, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road
Role Climber
Amateur team(s)
2004 Jartazi Granville Team
2005–2006 Bodysol–Win for Life–Jong Vlaanderen
Professional team(s)
2007 Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2008 Française des Jeux
2009– Silence–Lotto
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2011)

Jelle Vanendert (born 19 February 1985 in Neerpelt) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Lotto–Soudal.[1] His younger brother Dennis is also a professional with the Lotto–Belisol team.


In 2011, Vanendert showed good form at La Flèche Wallonne, where he came sixth. He rode the 2011 Tour de France initially as the main climbing domestique for Jurgen Van den Broeck. However, when his leader crashed out of the race, Vanendert was given a free role, and on Stage 14 attacked from the group of GC contenders to win the stage. Vanendert finished 20th overall and also wore the King of the Mountains Jersey.

Vanendert was the leader of Lotto–Belisol in the 2012 Ardennes classics, and finished second in the Amstel Gold Race, fourth in La Flèche Wallonne and tenth in Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

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