Tim Wellens

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Tim Wellens
Tongeren - Ronde van Limburg, 15 juni 2014 (B096).JPG
Wellens at the 2014 Ronde van Limburg
Personal information
Full name Tim Wellens
Born (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 25)
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road
mountain biking (former)
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Amateur team(s)
2009 Avia Cycling Team
2010–2012 Davo Lotto Davitamon
Professional team(s)
2012– Lotto–Belisol
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)

Stage races

Eneco Tour (2014, 2015)
Tour de Pologne (2016)

One-Day Races and Classics

GP de Montréal (2015)
Infobox last updated on
13 September 2015
Wellens (centre) during the final stage of the 2013 Tour Down Under

Tim Wellens (born 10 May 1991) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, and former mountain bicycle racer, who rides for UCI ProTeam Lotto–Soudal.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Sint-Truiden, Wellens has competed as a professional since the middle of the 2012 season,[2] joining the Lotto–Belisol team after three seasons with the squad's development team. Wellens made his début with the team at the GP José Dubois, where he finished eighth; he later made his first appearances on the UCI World Tour, by competing in the Canadian pair of races in Quebec, and Montreal attempting to bridge to each race's breakaway during the respective events.[3][4] Wellens performed strongly in the season-ending Tour of Beijing, finishing each of the race's stages inside the top 25 placings – taking a best of fifth on the final stage – en route to a final overall placing of tenth,[5][6] and second to Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank rider Rafał Majka in the young rider classification.[7]

In August 2014, Wellens won the General classification and Stage 6 in the Eneco Tour. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[8]

Palmarès[edit]

2008
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Junior Cross-Country Championships
2009
2nd Overall Tour d'Istrie
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Tre Giorni Orobica
5th Overall Liège–La Gleize
1st Stage 4
2010
7th Overall Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
2011
5th Overall Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
5th National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2012
2nd Overall Toscana-Terra di ciclismo
2nd Overall Vuelta a Navarra
4th Circuit de Wallonie
8th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Young rider classification
8th Grand Prix José Dubois
10th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
10th Overall Tour of Beijing
2013
8th Overall Tour de Wallonie
2014
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stage 6
2nd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2nd National Time Trial Championships
4th Giro di Lombardia
6th GP Ouest-France
2015
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stage 6
1st Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2nd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
10th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'es Colomer
2016
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Jersey violet.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey blue.svg Intermediate sprints classification
1st Stage 5
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 6
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 7–9
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
2nd National Road Race Championships
10th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
10th Amstel Gold Race

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 54 - 96
Yellow jersey Tour - 129 -
red jersey Vuelta - - -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lotto Belisol (LTB) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tim Wellens debuts". Lotto–Belisol. Belgian Cycling Company sa. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Atkins, Ben (7 September 2012). "Simon Gerrans takes breakaway sprint victory in GP Québec". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Moore, Kyle (9 September 2012). "Lars Petter Nordhaug nails career best win in GP Cycliste de Montréal". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Stokes, Shane (13 October 2012). "Cummings beats Hesjedal to scoop final stage of Tour of Beijing, Martin wins overall". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Barry (13 October 2012). "Tony Martin wins second consecutive Tour of Beijing". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Well done Tim Wellens!". Lotto–Belisol. Belgian Cycling Company sa. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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