Wim Vansevenant

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Wim Vansevenant
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Personal information
Full nameWim Vansevenant
NicknameSevie
Born (1971-12-23) 23 December 1971 (age 47)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1994Novell (trainee)
1995–1998Vlaanderen 2002
1999Collstrop
2000Farm Frites
2001Mercury-Viatel
2002Palmans-Collstrop
2003–2008Predictor-Lotto
2008Silence-Lotto

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

Career[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bicycling.com/news/2010-tour-de-france/new-goal-lance
  2. ^ "Vansevenant alleged to have imported doping products". CyclingNews.com.
  3. ^ "Omega Pharma-Lotto cuts ties to Vansevenant". CyclingNews.com.

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