Wim Vansevenant

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Wim Vansevenant
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Personal information
Full name Wim Vansevenant
Nickname Sevie
Born (1971-12-23) 23 December 1971 (age 45)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1994 Novell (trainee)
1995–1998 Vlaanderen 2002
1999 Collstrop
2000 Farm Frites
2001 Mercury-Viatel
2002 Palmans-Collstrop
2003–2008 Predictor-Lotto
2008 Silence-Lotto

Wim Vansevenant (born 23 December 1971) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer.

Vansevenant was born in Diksmuide. In his early years he was active mainly in Bovekerke, where he lived with his parents, and its surroundings. Later he moved to Torhout where he has a small farm. Vansevenant turned professional in 1995.

Vansevenant has been lanterne rouge of the Tour de France three times, in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He is the only man ever to have finished last three times. "Lanterne rouge is not a position you go for," Vansevenant told journalist Sam Abt in 2006. "It comes for you."[1]

Vansevenant retired after the 2008 season with plans to take over his parents' farm.

In June, 2011, Vansevenant was accused of importing doping products into Belgium.[2] He has claimed that the products were for his own personal use.[3]

Major results[edit]

  • Tour du Vaucluse - 1 stage (1996)
  • 3rd, World Military Championship (1993)
  • 3rd, National Amateur Time Trial Championship (1993)


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