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Gijs van Hoecke (born 12 November 1991) is a Belgian cyclist, riding for the Team Jumbo team.[1]

Gijs Van Hoecke
2015 UEC Track Elite European Championships 145.JPG
Van Hoecke in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameGijs Van Hoecke
Born (1991-11-12) 12 November 1991 (age 27)
Ghent, Belgium
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2010Beveren 2000
2011Omega Pharma–Lotto Davo
Professional team(s)
2012–2016Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2017–LottoNL–Jumbo

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CareerEdit

In 2011, when he was 19 years old, he was selected to participate at the Track Cycling World Championships, where he won the bronze medal in the Men's omnium. One year later, at the World Championships in Melbourne, he finished ninth in the same event and became Madison World Champion.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's team pursuit for the Belgian national team.[2] Van Hoecke was sent home from these Olympic Games by the Belgian Olympic Committee because he got drunk after his competition was over.[3]

Van Hoecke won the bronze medal at the Madison in the 2013 European Track Championships. During that year, he also won his first six-day race in Amsterdam.

In 2014, Van Hoecke won the Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig road race. In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[4]

In August 2018 he announced that he would join the CCC team for 2019, working as a domestique for his training partner, Greg Van Avermaet.[5]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2008
2nd   Madison, UCI Junior Track World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
2nd   Omnium
2nd   Team pursuit
2nd   Kilo
2nd   Individual pursuit
2009
1st   Omnium, National Junior Track Championships
2nd   Madison (with Jochen Deweer), UCI Junior Track World Championships
2010
2nd   Omnium, UEC European Under–23 Track Championships
2011
3rd   Omnium, UCI Track World Championships
2012
1st   Madison (with Kenny De Ketele), UCI Track World Championships
UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd   Madison (with Jasper De Buyst)
3rd   Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
2013
1st Six Days of Amsterdam (with Kenny De Ketele)
3rd   Madison (with Kenny De Ketele), UEC European Track Championships
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
2015
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)

RoadEdit

2009
1st   Overall Giro della Toscana Juniors
5th Overall Münsterland Tour
2011
1st   Overall Ronde van de Provincie Antwerpen
2nd Paris–Tours Espoirs
2012
3rd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
2013
2nd Grand Prix Criquielion
2014
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
2015
1st   Combativity classification Eneco Tour
8th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
10th Ronde van Limburg
2016
6th Overall Danmark Rundt
8th Overall Ster ZLM Toer

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2018
  Giro d'Italia 122
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 2015 - de renners". Topsport-vlaanderen.be. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Gijs Van Hoecke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Enjoying London life a bit too much? Belgian cyclist sent home after drunken night out". Daily Mail. Associated Newspaper ltd. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  4. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Navarro signs with Katusha-Alpecin – News Shorts". cyclingnews.com. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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