Benjamin Thomas (cyclist)

Benjamin Thomas (born 12 September 1995) is a French professional road and track cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis.[6]

Benjamin Thomas
2015 UEC Track Elite European Championships 233.JPG
Personal information
Born (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 26)
Lavaur, Tarn, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamCofidis
Discipline
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2012–2013EC Giroussens Lavaur Junior
2014Bourges EC 18
Professional teams
2015–2017Armée de Terre[2]
2018–2021FDJ[3][4][5]
2022–Cofidis
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Time Trial Championships (2019, 2021)

He rode at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[7] In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.[8] In October 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Giro d'Italia.[9]

He rode the Tour de France for the first time in 2022. On stage 15, Thomas broke away from the Peloton and was attempting to get the first French win in over thirty stages, but was caught inside the final few hundred meters. After the stage he commented, "I believed I could make it. If we could have stayed together with Alexis maybe it would have been different… I'm completely dead, I'm seeing stars. I was not thinking anymore."[10]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

RoadEdit

2017
1st Stage 3 Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
4th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
4th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
4th Ronde van Limburg
9th Boucles de l'Aulne
2018
1st   Young rider classification, Étoile de Bessèges
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
2019
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Tour du Finistère
2020
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
2021
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2022
1st   Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stage 2
National Road Championships
3rd Time trial
5th Road race

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Giro d'Italia DNF
  Tour de France IP
  Vuelta a España 121 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FDJ sign track rider Benjamin Thomas". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Equipe Cycliste Armée de Terre 2015". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Groupama-FDJ confirm 28 riders for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Groupama – FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Groupama – FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Cofidis". UCI. Archived from the original on 28 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  7. ^ "En try List: Men" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  8. ^ "2018: 73rd Vuelta a España: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "103rd Giro d'Italia: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  10. ^ Reports, Newswire (17 July 2022). "Tour de France: Belgium's Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15, Vingegaard retains lead despite crash". France 24. Retrieved 19 July 2022.

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