Dion Smith (born 3 March 1993) is a New Zealand cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Intermarché–Wanty.[4]

Dion Smith
Smith in 2015
Personal information
Born (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 31)
Taupaki, New Zealand
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamIntermarché–Wanty
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur teams
2012PureBlack Racing
2013Predator Carbon Repair
Professional teams
2013Champion System (stagiaire)
2014–2015Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
2016ONE Pro Cycling
2017–2018Wanty–Groupe Gobert
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Coppa Sabatini (2020)

Career edit

Smith was born in Taupaki in Rodney District.[5] He attended Massey High School.

In September 2015 it was announced that he would join ONE Pro Cycling for the 2016 season.[6] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[7] In stage six of the race, he was part of the sprint for the finish line and given the same time as the winner, Marcel Kittel.[8] In August 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Vuelta a España.[9]

In September 2022 it was announced that Smith would join team Intermarché–Circus–Wanty for the 2023 and 2024 season.[10]

Major results edit

2nd Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
1st Stage 4 McLane Pacific Classic
4th Tour de Delta
6th Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
1st Stage 1 Redlands Bicycle Classic
National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
3rd Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
7th Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Criterium[11]
3rd Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
4th Overall Joe Martin Stage Race
1st   Young rider classification
5th Overall Tour of Alberta
1st The REV Classic
1st Beaumont Trophy
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
5th Overall Ronde van Midden-Nederland
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
5th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
5th Münsterland Giro
10th Overall Herald Sun Tour
10th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
10th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Paris–Chauny
3rd Overall Tour of Belgium
8th Coppa Sabatini
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 2–4
3rd Japan Cup
2020 (1 pro win)
1st Coppa Sabatini
6th Milan–San Remo
9th Milano–Torino
7th Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Per sempre Alfredo
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
7th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Grand Tour general classification results timeline edit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 124 97 111
  Vuelta a España 83 74
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References edit

  1. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Wins from January to October: Mitchelton-Scott men confirm roster and goals for 2020". Mitchelton–Scott. New Global Cycling Services. 11 December 2019. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "GreenEDGE Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux". Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  5. ^ Long, David (27 June 2017). "Kiwis Paddy Bevin, Dion Smith to race at Tour de France". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ "ONE Pro Cycling announce Hayden McCormick, James Oram and Dion Smith signings". cyclingnews.com. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  7. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Dion Smith has strong stage at Tour de France". Radio New Zealand. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  9. ^ "2019: 74th La Vuelta ciclista a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  10. ^ "DION SMITH RETURNS TO IWG". Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux. 14 September 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  11. ^ Weislo, Laura (31 May 2015). "White takes Winston-Salem criterium win". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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