Jasper Stuyven

Jasper Stuyven (born 17 April 1992) is a Belgian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[3] He is considered to be a classics specialist, and has won several major races including the 2021 Milan–San Remo, one of cycling's monuments, the 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the 2016 Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne. He has also had success in stage races, winning the overall classification of the 2019 Deutschland Tour as well as a stage of the 2015 Vuelta a España. Stuyven has also competed in six editions of the Tour de France, finishing on the podium several times on different stages.[4]

Jasper Stuyven
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Stuyven at the 2019 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameJasper Stuyven
NicknameThe Chocolatier from Flanders[citation needed]
Born (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 31)
Leuven, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12 st 4 lb)
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
  • Road
  • Track
Rider typeClassics specialist
Amateur teams
2009–2010Avia Cycling Team
Professional teams
2014–Trek Factory Racing[1][2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

Stage races

Deutschland Tour (2019)

One-day Races and Classics

Milan–San Remo (2021)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2020)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2016)



Born in Leuven, Stuyven had a successful career as a junior rider. In 2009, at age 17, he won the UCI Junior World Road Race Championships. 2010 brought Stuyven more successes when he won one day races Paris-Roubaix Juniors and Remouchamps–Ferrières–Remouchamps.

Early yearsEdit

He began his professional career at age 20 for Bontrager–Livestrong; he earned four victories with the team, including the Volta ao Alentejo.

Trek Factory Racing (2014–present)Edit


Stuyven joined UCI WorldTeam Trek Factory Racing in 2014 at the age of 22. During this season, he rode in his first grand tour, the Vuelta a España. In this race, he earned fourth place in three stages and finished ninth in the points classification.[5]


2015 brought Stuyven his biggest victory yet, when he won stage 8 of the Vuelta a España in a reduced bunch sprint. Stuyven had been involved in a crash earlier in the stage and he was forced to withdraw from the race after the stage with a broken scaphoid.[6]


Stuyven at the 2016 Tour de France

In 2016, he won the Belgian one-day race Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne by breaking away solo for the last 17 kilometres (11 miles) of the race.[7] Stuyven also earned a fifth place at the E3 Harelbeke. He was named in the start list for the Tour de France[8] where he held the polka-dot jersey as leader of the mountains classification for two days.


Stuyven was part of the 5 man leading group at Paris–Roubaix, and finished fourth in the sprint finish behind Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing Team.[9] He rode in the Giro d'Italia.[10] In stage six, Stuyven finished second behind Silvan Dillier of BMC Racing Team after the pair had been part of a five-man breakaway that rode clear of the peloton for almost all of the 217-kilometre (135-mile) stage.[11] Stuyven finished the race in 98th place overall, and was second in the points classification behind Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors.


In 2018, Stuyven finished in the top 10 in many of the spring classics, including 4th place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad,[12] and 5th in Paris–Roubaix, being part of the chase group with Sep Vanmarcke and defending champion Greg Van Avermaet.[13] In the Tour de France, he came close to winning stage 14 but was overtaken on the last climb by eventual stage winner Omar Fraile with less than 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) to go; for his efforts, however, he walked away with the day's combativity award. In September, he first won the Grand Prix de Wallonie, before winning his home town race in Leuven, the Grote Prijs Jef Scherens.[14]


In late August, Stuyven won the Deutschland Tour after taking the overall lead on stage 3.[15] He carried his good form into the autumn classics with several top ten results, including two podium finishes at the Grand Prix de Wallonie and the Tour de l'Eurométropole.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the 2020 road cycling season, Stuyven got off to a strong start. In the opening weekend of the Belgian road cycling season, he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, beating fellow Belgian Yves Lampaert in a two-up sprint, before finishing fifth in Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne the day after.[16][17] Once racing resumed, he bookended August with a pair of fifth-place finishes in the Circuito de Getxo on 2 August and then in the UEC European Road Championships road race on 26 August.[18]


On 20 March, Stuyven won Milan-San Remo for his first Monument victory. With three kilometers left, he attacked at the bottom of the descent of the Poggio, the last climb in the race. Many of the main pre-race favorites in the lead group were hesitant to chase him down, though Søren Kragh Andersen managed to bridge across to Stuyven in the final kilometer. With the group closing down the duo, Stuyven launched out of Kragh Andersen's slipstream in the last 200 meters. Though he was on his limit, he held on for the win on the line just ahead of the chasing group, led home by Caleb Ewan ahead of defending champion Wout van Aert.[19][20]

Personal lifeEdit

Stuyven studied at the Sint-Pieterscollege in Leuven. Outside of cycling, he and his uncle Ivan, an experienced chocolatier, run a small chocolate boutique in Betekom named Chocolade Atelier Stuyven that opened in 2016 and often produces many cycling-themed pieces.[21]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1st   Road race, UCI Junior World Championships
2nd Overall Giro della Toscana
3rd Overall Driedaagse van Axel
4th Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st Paris–Roubaix Juniors
1st Remouchamps–Ferrières–Remouchamps
1st Stage 4 3 Giorni Orobica
3rd   Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
4th Overall Driedaagse van Axel
1st Stage 3
2nd Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st Stage 3 Cascade Classic
7th Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st   Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 1 Tour de Beauce
3rd Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Stage 8 Vuelta a España
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
5th E3 Harelbeke
9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 2–4
  Combativity award Stage 2
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 7
4th Paris–Roubaix
5th Brussels Cycling Classic
6th Japan Cup
7th Eschborn-Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz
7th EuroEyes Cyclassics
8th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
5th Paris–Roubaix
6th E3 Harelbeke
7th Tour of Flanders
9th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Halle–Ingooigem
10th Overall BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 4
10th Milan–San Remo
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen
10th Tour de l'Eurométropole
  Combativity award Stage 14 Tour de France
1st   Overall Deutschland Tour
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
3rd Tour de l'Eurométropole
4th London–Surrey Classic
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
5th Brussels Cycling Classic
6th Binche–Chimay–Binche
6th Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
5th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
5th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
5th Circuito de Getxo
1st Milan–San Remo
3rd Paris–Tours
3rd Primus Classic
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
4th Tour of Flanders
7th Overall Benelux Tour
7th Bretagne Classic
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th Gent–Wevelgem
7th Paris–Roubaix
9th Overall Danmark Rundt
9th Classic Brugge–De Panne
10th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
10th Milan–San Remo
10th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Giro d'Italia 98
  Tour de France 99 63 43 71 39 80
  Vuelta a España 88 DNF

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Milan–San Remo 39 10 79 1 10
Tour of Flanders 61 32 118 51 7 19 26 4 50
Paris–Roubaix 55 49 39 4 5 27 NH 25 7
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia DNF
Classic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 9 8 4 40 1 83 10 58
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 1 2 38 DNS 5 22 15 10
E3 Harelbeke DNF 5 DNF 6 58 NH 14 15
Gent–Wevelgem 46 9 17 38 4
Dwars door Vlaanderen 33 20 10 14 NH 10
Bretagne Classic 47 DNF 7
Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec 50 18 3 5 Not held 76
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 12 14 14 29 62
Paris–Tours 37 101 3

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  World Championships Road race 24 89 DNF 4 47
  European Championships Road race Did not exist 12 5
  National Championships Road race 6 DNF 3 3 23 55 8 63
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


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