Geert Verheyen

Geert Verheyen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrt fərˈɦɛiə(n)];[2] born 10 March 1973) is a former Belgian professional road racing cyclist who competed as a professional between 1994 and 2011.[3] He was born in Diest, and is the cousin of cyclist David Verheyen.

Geert Verheyen
Verheyen 4JDD 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full nameGeert Verheyen
Born (1973-03-10) 10 March 1973 (age 48)
Diest, Belgium
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1994–1997Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1998–2000Lotto–Mobistar
2001–2002Rabobank
2003–2004Marlux–Wincor Nixdorf
2005Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2006–2007Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008Mitsubishi–Jartazi
2009–2011Landbouwkrediet–Colnago

He turned professional in 1994, racing for Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx. In 1998 he went on to race for the UCI Professional Continental team, Lotto, and later Rabobank, Marlux, Chocolade Jacques and Colnago. He competed in the 1998 Tour de France and the 2006 Volta a Catalunya.[4]

Major resultsEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Giro d'Italia 47 48
  Tour de France 23 45 20 72
  Vuelta a España 40 46
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gert Verheyen". Mitsubishi – Jartazi. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008.
  2. ^ In isolation, Verheyen is pronounced [vərˈɦɛiə(n)].
  3. ^ "Verheyen ending career after 18 years". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Gert Verheyen". Cycling Website. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008.

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