Laurens De Vreese

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Laurens De Vreese
Dunkerque - Quatre jours de Dunkerque, étape 1, 7 mai 2014, départ (A116).JPG
De Vreese at the 2014 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Laurens De Vreese
Born (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 29)
Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2009 Profel-Prorace
2010 Beveren 2000
Professional team(s)
2011–2013 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator[1]
2014 Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2015– Astana

Laurens De Vreese (born 29 September 1988) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI World Tour team Astana. De Vreese was the 2010 Belgian national champion for the road race for riders under 23 years of age, winning the title in Hooglede.[2]

Born in Ghent, De Vreese has competed as a professional since the start of the 2011 season, riding as a member of the Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator squad. At the 2012 running of Liège–Bastogne–Liège, De Vreese was one of a number of riders to be disqualified from the event as a result of taking a short-cut.[3]

De Vreese left Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise at the end of the 2013 season and joined Wanty–Groupe Gobert for the 2014 season.[4] Subsequently in August 2014 Team Astana announced that De Vreese had signed a one year deal with the squad for 2015.[5] He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[6]

Major results[edit]

2009
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
2nd Flèche Ardennaise
2010
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Overall Topcompetitie
1st Overall Triptyque Ardennaise
1st Zillebeke–Westouter–Zillebeke
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
3rd Flèche Ardennaise
4th Overall Tour de Liège
1st Stage 4
4th Circuit du Hainaut
5th Heusden Oost-Vlaanderen
7th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
10th GP Stad Geel
2011
3rd GP Paul Borremans
3rd Heusden Oost-Vlaanderen
5th Halle–Ingooigem
7th GP José Dubois
10th Overall Tour de Wallonie-Picarde
2012
1st Jersey black.svg Combativity classification Eneco Tour
2nd Paris–Tours
4th GP Wanzele
2013
1st Jersey black.svg Combativity classification Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey black.svg Combativity classification Eneco Tour
6th Overall Tour de l'Eurometropole
9th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
9th Binche–Chimay–Binche
10th Rund um Köln
10th Coppa Bernocchi
2016
8th Overall Danmark Rundt

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 122
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (TSV) – BEL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "De Vrees tops Eijssen for U23 title". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hood, Andrew (22 April 2012). "Valverde, others disqualified for steering off Liege route". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "De Vreese passe chez Wanty en 2014" [De Vreese going on at Wanty in 2014]. RTBF.be (in French). Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "2015 Contract - Laurens De Vreese". Astana Pro Team. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 

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