Oliver Naesen

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Oliver Naesen
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Naesen at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Born (1990-09-16) 16 September 1990 (age 28)
Ostend, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamAG2R La Mondiale
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2014Lotto–Belisol (stagiaire)[1]
Professional team(s)
2014Cibel[1]
2015Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2016IAM Cycling
2017–AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins
One-day Races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2017)
Bretagne Classic (2016, 2018)

Oliver Naesen (born 16 September 1990) is a Belgian professional racing cyclist riding for the team AG2R La Mondiale.[2] He is the brother of fellow racing cyclist Lawrence Naesen.[3]

Cycling career[edit]

In November 2015 IAM Cycling announced that Naesen would join them for the 2016 season.[4]

IAM Cycling (2016)[edit]

2016[edit]

He competed in his first Grand Tour at the 2016 Tour de France.[5]. He won the 2016 Bretagne Classic. With the IAM cycling team having announced it would fold at the end of the 2016 season, Naesen signed a two year contract with AG2R La Mondiale.[6]

AG2R la Mondiale (2017-present)[edit]

2017[edit]

At the classics period, Naesen showed great form by placing top 10 in numerous of classics before the Tour of Flanders & Paris-Roubaix. He was sitting with the chaser group behind Philippe Gilbert, when Peter Sagan crashed on the Oude Kwaremont and brought down Naesen and Van Avermaet. That meant Naesen went from podium chances to a 23rd position. He won the 2017 Belgian National Road Race Championships.[7]

2018[edit]

Naesen made his best ever results at the Tour of Flanders & Paris-Roubaix. He finished 11th in Flanders and 12th in Roubaix.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 83 63 66
A red jersey Vuelta a España

Classics & Monuments results timeline[edit]

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 62
Tour of Flanders 35 22 23 11
Paris–Roubaix 57 13 31 12
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oliver Naesen at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ "Oliver Naesen". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Two-year deal at Lotto Soudal for Lawrence Naesen". cyclingnews.com. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Leigh Howard, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliver Naesen confirmed for IAM Cycling". cyclingnews.com. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  6. ^ Rédaction. "Oliver Naesen et Stijn Vandenbergh signent chez AG2R - La Mondiale". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Belgian Road Championships 2017: Road Race - Men Results - Cyclingnews.com". Retrieved 14 August 2017.

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