Stijn Devolder

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Stijn Devolder
Frasnes-lez-Anvaing - Tour de Wallonie, étape 1, 26 juillet 2014, départ (B121).JPG
Devolder at the 2012 Tour de Wallonie
Personal information
Full nameStijn Devolder
NicknameVolderke
Born (1979-08-29) 29 August 1979 (age 40)
Kortrijk, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamCorendon–Circus
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime-trialist
Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
1994–1998Kortrijk Groeninge Spurters
1999–2001Eddy Merckx Boys
2001Mapei–Quick-Step (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2002–2003Vlaanderen–T Interim
2004–2007U.S. Postal Service
2008–2010Quick-Step
2011–2012Vacansoleil–DCM
2013–2016RadioShack–Leopard[1]
2017–2018Vérandas Willems–Crelan
2019–Corendon–Circus
Major wins
Stage races
Three Days of De Panne (2005)
Tour of Austria (2007)
Volta ao Algarve (2008)
Tour of Belgium (2008, 2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2007, 2010, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2008, 2010)
Tour of Flanders (2008, 2009)

Stijn Devolder (born 29 August 1979) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Corendon–Circus.[2] Devolder has also competed for Vlaanderen–T Interim (2002–2003), Discovery Channel (2004–2007), Quick-Step (2008–2010), Vacansoleil–DCM (2011–2012),[3] Trek–Segafredo (2013–2016), and Vérandas Willems–Crelan (2017–2018), since turning professional.

Career[edit]

Born in Kortrijk, West Flanders, Devolder won his first professional race at the 2004 Four Days of Dunkirk, winning stage 4. His most prestigious victories are the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Belgian National Road Race Championships, the 2008 and 2009 Tour of Flanders, and the 2008 and 2010 Tour of Belgium. Devolder is a competent climber but his main strength lies in the individual time trial. Devolder led the Quick-Step squad in the 2008 Tour de France but fell off the back and almost immediately stepped off his bike on the Ascent of the Col Agnel.

Devolder left Vacansoleil–DCM at the end of the 2012 season, and joined RadioShack–Leopard on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Major results[edit]

1999
Vuelta a Navarra
1st Stages 5 & 6
2000
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Grand Prix de Waregem
4th Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
2001
1st Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
1st Grand Prix de Waregem
7th GP Wielerrevue
2002
2nd GP de Fayt-le-Franc
2nd Zellik–Galmaarden
2003
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
6th GP Stad Vilvoorde
8th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2004
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2005
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne
2006
1st Stage 3a Tour of Belgium
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
4th Japan Cup
6th Halle–Ingooigem
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
8th Overall Deutschland Tour
11th Overall Vuelta a España
2007
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 7
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Three Days of De Panne
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Trofeo Pollença
2008
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Jersey black.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
4th Overall Eneco Tour
6th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
7th Paris–Roubaix
9th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
10th Trofeo Pollença
2009
1st Tour of Flanders
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2010
National Road Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Road race
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Time trial
1st Jersey black.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
2011
7th Chrono des Nations
2012
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
8th Brabantse Pijl
2014
4th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2015
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
4th Rad am Ring

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Devolder signs two-year deal with RadioShack-Nissan". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Corendon-Circus maakt plannen voor 2019 bekend!" [Corendon-Circus announces plans for 2019!]. Corendon–Circus (in Dutch). Team Ciclismo Mundial BVBA. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ 'Stijn Devolder komende twee jaar bij Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team' Archived 17 September 2012 at Archive.today, vacansoleilprocyclingteam.nl

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