Ben Hermans

Ben Hermans (born 8 June 1986) is a Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation.[5]

Ben Hermans
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Personal information
Born (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 (age 34)
Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current teamIsrael Start-Up Nation
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur teams
1998–2000Sport en Steun Leopoldsburg
2001–2003KZLWC Sint-Truiden
2004Avia
2005–2006Beveren 2000
2007–2008Davo
Professional teams
2009Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2010–2011Team RadioShack
2012–2013RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014–2017BMC Racing Team[2]
2018–Israel Cycling Academy[3][4]
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of Utah (2019)
Tour of Oman (2017)
Tour of Austria (2018, 2019)

One-day races and Classics

Brabantse Pijl (2015)

CareerEdit

Hermans was born in Hasselt, Flanders, and he turned professional in 2009 with Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator.[6]

Hermans left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined the BMC Racing Team for the 2014 season.[2] In April 2015, he won the Belgian classic Brabantse Pijl with a late attack and resisted to the return of the peloton by a few seconds to cross the line solo.[7] A couple of weeks later, he went on to win the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in solo fashion, attacking the leading group with twelve kilometers remaining.[8] He also finished sixth overall in the race. In 2017 he won the Tour of Oman. In August 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Tour de France.[9]

Major resultsEdit

2004
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Giro della Lunigiana
7th Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2006
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
7th Overall Tour des Pyrénées
2007
10th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2008
1st Circuit de Wallonie
1st Grand Prix des Marbriers
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
6th Chrono des Nations Espoirs
2009
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
6th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
7th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
9th De Vlaamse Pijl
2010
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 5
9th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Tour of Austria
2011
1st Trofeo Inca
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
3rd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
6th Overall Giro di Sardegna
6th Binche–Tournai–Binche
8th Amstel Gold Race
9th Overall Eneco Tour
2012
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
10th Paris–Bourges
2013
5th Overall Tour Down Under
2014
4th Overall Tour of Utah
7th GP Ouest–France
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2015
1st Brabantse Pijl
2nd Overall Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Tour of Oman
9th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st Stage 3
2016
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Vuelta a Murcia
7th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
2017
1st   Overall Tour of Oman
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour of Guangxi
10th Giro dell'Emilia
2018
1st   Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Tour of Utah
4th Overall Okolo Slovenska
9th Trofeo Laigueglia
2019
1st   Overall Tour of Utah
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st   Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
1st   Mountains classification
3rd Volta Limburg Classic
8th Overall Tour of Slovenia
2020
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
9th Il Lombardia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 73 72 DNF 45
  Tour de France 68
  Vuelta a España 61 14
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "BMC Racing Team Signs Ben Hermans". BMC Racing Team. BMC Trading. 10 October 2013. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Israel Cycling Academy finalises 2019 roster, adds Sorensen as DS". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (11 December 2019). "Israel Cycling Academy become Israel Start-Up Nation as WorldTour beckons". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Israel Start-Up Nation". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ Ben Hermans Profile
  7. ^ "Hermans holds off pack for Brabantse Pijl win". Cyclingnews.com. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  8. ^ Emil Axelgaard (3 May 2015). "Hermans and Nordhaug share the spoils in Yorkshire". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  9. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ben Hermans at Wikimedia Commons