Patrick Bevin

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Patrick Bevin
Personal information
Nickname Paddy
Born (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991 (age 27)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2009 Bici Vida
2010 Rubicon Orbea
Professional team(s)
2010–2013 Bissell
2014 Search2retain–Health.com.au
2015 Avanti Racing Team[1]
2016–2017 Cannondale
2018– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2016)

Patrick "Paddy" Bevin (born 15 February 1991)[2] is a New Zealand professional road racing cyclist who rides for the UCI WorldTeam BMC Racing Team.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bevin grew up in Taupo. He moved to Cambridge in 2014 when the Avantidrome opened to train with the High Performance team of BikeNZ.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Bevin rode for the New Zealand Bici Vida team. During this time, he won two stage victories in the 2009 Tour of Southland and victory in the Oceania Cycling Championships road race. He was the Bike New Zealand Junior Road Cyclist of the Year.[5] Bevin then moved to the United States and briefly raced for the Rubicon–Orbea development team, with significant success, and was noticed by the Bissell, an American Continental-level team.[5] Bevin rode for Bissell until the team ended at the end of the 2013 season.[1] During this time, he won several criterium races and victory in the 2012 Bucks County Classic.[6] Throughout the 2014 season, he rode for the Australian team Search2retain-Health.com.au, winning the National Capital Tour and earning himself a contract with Avanti Racing Team for 2015.[7] In 2014, he also rode for the New Zealand national team at the 2014 An Post Rás, where won two stages and the points competition and briefly led the general classification.[6]

In 2015, now riding for Avanti, Bevin came third in the New Zealand National Time Trial Championships and sixth in the New Zealand National Road Race Championships. After finishing 13th in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, he rode in the 2015 Herald Sun Tour. In this race, he finished in the top 10 in three stages, including victory on the final stage (his first professional-level win) at Arthur's Seat.[8] He came second overall in the race, 11 seconds behind Cameron Meyer (Orica–GreenEDGE).[9] His next race was The REV Classic in New Zealand, Bevin's home race and newly promoted to 1.2 status; Bevin won the race in a three-man sprint.[10]

Bevin then travelled to Taiwan to take place in the 2.1-ranked 2015 Tour de Taiwan. On the second stage, he won the hill-top finish ahead of Hossein Askari and took the race lead.[11][12] After losing the lead to Samad Pourseyedi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) the following day, Bevin finished fourth overall and won the points classification, having finished in the top ten in four of the five stages.[13] His next professional race was the Tour de Korea. Bevin finished first on stage 4 (beating Caleb Ewan in the sprint) and second on five others. He also finished second in both the general and the points classifications.[8]

In August 2015, it was announced that Bevin had signed a two-year contract to ride in the UCI World Tour for Cannondale, with Jonathan Vaughters describing him as "a rider who seems to have it all".[14]

He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[15] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[16]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2009
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Road race, Oceania Junior Road Championships
Tour of Southland
1st Stages 4 & 7
2010
1st The REV Classic
4th Overall Tour de Vineyards
1st Stages 1 & 2
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Vineyards
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of Southland
1st Stage 8
2012
1st Bucks County Classic
2nd Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Tasmania
An Post Rás
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st The REV Classic
2015
1st The REV Classic
2nd Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour de Korea
1st Stage 4
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour de Taiwan
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
2016
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
10th Overall Tour Down Under
10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
2017
6th Overall Tour of Norway
2018
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Tour de France
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Overall Tour de Yorkshire

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 114 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Patrick Bevin". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Long, David (27 June 2017). "Kiwis Paddy Bevin, Dion Smith to race at Tour de France". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bevin joins BMC Racing for 2018". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Bevin heads for podium at nationals". Taupo Times. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Holcombe, Brian (12 July 2010). "Who is Patrick Bevin, the winner of this weekend's Grand Cycling Classic?". Velonews. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Patrick Bevin". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (31 October 2014). "Bevin looking ahead to a big 2015 with Avanti". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Patrick Bevin". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (8 February 2015). "Stage win for Bevin secures second overall at Jayco Herald Sun Tour". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Price, Steve. "Bevin Takes REV Classic Again!". Avanti Racing Team. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tour de Taiwan 2015 – Stage 2". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Nieuw-Zeelander grijpt de macht in Ronde van Taiwan". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Pourseyedigolakhour wins Tour de Taiwan overall". Cyclingnews.com. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Cannondale-Garmin sign Bevin, Mullen". Cyclingnews.com. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 

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