Tiesj Benoot

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Tiesj Benoot
Handzame (Kortemark) - Handzame Classic, 20 maart 2015, aankomst (D03).JPG
Benoot in 2015
Personal information
Full nameTiesj Benoot
Born (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 24)
Ghent, Belgium
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Team information
Current teamLotto–Soudal
Rider typeall rounder
Amateur team(s)
2013–2014Lotto–Belisol U23
2014Lotto–Belisol (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Strade Bianche (2018)

Tiesj Benoot (born 11 March 1994) is a Belgian cyclist, riding for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[1]


Benoot at the 2017 Tour de France

Benoot turned professional with the Belgian UCI World Tour team Lotto–Soudal in 2015, after riding for the team's under 23 outfit in 2013 and 2014, and riding some races as a stagiaire in autumn 2014.[2]

Benoot made an instant impact in the professional ranks by placing fifth in his first Tour of Flanders.[3] Later in the season he showed his abilities in stage races, finishing second overall behind Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour of Belgium.[3] He also claimed three top-10 finishes in stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Benoot showed climbing ability at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné, where he finished 12th overall.[4] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[5] Benoot finished 20th overall in his first Grand Tour.

Benoot won his first professional race in March 2018, soloing to victory in the UCI World Tour's Strade Bianche in torrential rain after attacking from a chasing group to catch leaders Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout van Aert (Vérandas Willems–Crelan) before dropping them in the final sector of dirt roads. Benoot soloed to victory by 39 seconds ahead of Bardet.[6]

In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of cycling Benoot is a student of economics at Ghent University.[8]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

7th Overall Tour du Valromey
2nd Overall Junior Oberösterreichrundfahrt
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
5th Bernaudeau Junior
6th Overall GP Général Patton
8th Overall Liège–La Gleize
8th Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st Stage 1
1st Tour de Moselle
2nd Overall Vuelta a Palencia
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Grand Prix des Marbriers
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
10th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid Under–23
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
3rd Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
4th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
5th Flèche Ardennaise
6th Road race, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
8th Binche–Chimay–Binche
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
3rd Handzame Classic
4th Le Samyn
4th Paris–Tours
5th Tour of Flanders
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Druivenkoers Overijse
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Volta ao Algarve
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
3rd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th E3 Harelbeke
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Strade Bianche
9th Heistse Pijl
3rd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Strade Bianche
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
8th Vuelta a Murcia
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Strade Bianche
3rd Brabantse Pijl
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th E3 Harelbeke
5th Tour de l'Eurométropole
6th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
6th Paris–Tours
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Tour of Flanders

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 20 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 95

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 133
Tour of Flanders 5 DNF DNF 8
Paris–Roubaix 100 114
Giro di Lombardia DNF 57
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 36 3 DNF 59
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 4 35
Strade Bianche 8 8 1
E3 Harelbeke 18 7 14 5
Gent–Wevelgem 15
Brabantse Pijl 3 3
Amstel Gold Race DNF 15 DNF
La Flèche Wallonne 52
Clásica de San Sebastián 19 DNF 9
Hamburg Cyclassics 46
Bretagne Classic 22 27
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec DNF 18 12
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 5 13 15
Paris–Tours 4
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Tiesj Benoot » Lotto Soudal". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/riders-to-watch-in-2015-tiesj-benoot/
  3. ^ a b Clarke, Stuart (27 January 2016). "10 of the best young and exciting WorldTour riders". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.velon.cc/en/news/2017/06/tour-de-france-primoz-roglic-tiesj-benoot-riders-to-watch
  5. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ Windsor, Richard (3 March 2018). "Tiesj Benoot puts in super show of strength to win 2018 Strade Bianche". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  7. ^ "2018: 73rd Vuelta a España: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ Ryan, Barry (6 April 2015). "Benoot underlines promise with fifth place on Tour of Flanders debut". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015.