Serge Pauwels

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Serge Pauwels
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Serge Pauwels.jpg
Serge Pauwels in 2015
Personal information
Full name Serge Pauwels
Nickname Sergio[1]
Born (1983-11-21) 21 November 1983 (age 33)
Lier, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder[1]
Amateur team(s)
2004-2005 Rabobank GS3[2]
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2009 Cervélo TestTeam
2010–2011 Team Sky
2012–2014 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[3]
2015- MTN–Qhubeka

Serge Pauwels (born 21 November 1983) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for UCI Professional Continental team Team Dimension Data. He formerly rode for UCI ProTeam Quick-Step Floors.[4]

Cycling career[edit]

Born in Lier, Pauwels' career kicked off in 2004 in the youth team of the Netherlands ProTeam Rabobank. He also rode for their Continental team in 2004 and 2005. Pauwels turned professional in 2006 with Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen, with whom he also rode in 2007 and 2008. Pauwels won the overall mountain ranking in the 2007 Tour Down Under and was second in the sixth stage of the 2006 Tour de l'Avenir in France.

After three years riding for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, Pauwels announced in September 2014 that he would join MTN Qhubeka from 2015 on a two-year contract.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2005
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
7th Overall GP do Oeste
2006
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
8th Grand Prix de Wallonie
2007
1st Jersey blue.svg Mountains classification Tour Down Under
2008
8th Overall Tour de Wallonie
2012
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 2b (TTT)
2015
2nd International Road Cycling Challenge
5th Overall Tour of Turkey
2016
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
9th Overall Tour de Yorkshire

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 33 47 77 31
A yellow jersey Tour de France 107 13 42
A red jersey Vuelta a España 24 31
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Serge Pauwels". Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. Decolef. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Benson, Daniel (20 September 2014). "Pauwels falls for MTN-Qhubeka project". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel (20 November 2011). "Serge Pauwels back to Belgium with Omega Pharma-Quick Step". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team (OPQ) - BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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