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Jesse Sergent (born 8 July 1988) is a retired New Zealand racing cyclist who rode professionally between 2011 and 2016 for Team RadioShack, Trek Factory Racing and AG2R La Mondiale.

Jesse Sergent
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Sergent at the 2011 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, a race he would win overall.
Personal information
Full nameJesse Sergent
NicknameGoose
Born (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 31)
Feilding, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Time Trialist
  • Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010Trek–Livestrong
2010Team RadioShack (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2011Team RadioShack
2012–2015RadioShack–Nissan[1][2]
2016AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (2011)

CareerEdit

Born in Feilding, Sergent won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as part of the New Zealand team in team pursuit, together with Sam Bewley, Hayden Roulston, Westley Gough and Marc Ryan.[3]

On 10 November 2008, it was announced that Sergent had signed with Trek–Livestrong's under-23 development team, for 2009 and 2010. Sergent became a stagiaire with Team RadioShack for the last part of the 2010 season.[4] He then signed a professional contract for 2011 with Team RadioShack. He represented New-Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. Sergent won a silver medal in the Individual Pursuit and silver in the Team Pursuit.[5] Sergent, with several other riders, joined the former Leopard Trek team to form RadioShack–Nissan, ahead of the 2012 season.[1]

Sergent switched to track cycling for the 2012 London Olympics, where he and his teammates (Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Westley Gough) made themselves double Olympic bronze medalists. Aaron Gate was the only rider added to the team.

In 2013, Sergent rode for RadioShack–Leopard. He started the racing season with New Zealand elite road nations where he placed third.

In 2014, Sergent continued to ride for RadioShack–Leopard - renamed Trek Factory Racing. For the 2014 season Sergent provided support to Fabian Cancellara. Sergent also rode in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games individual road time trial and road race.[6]

Sergent was hit by a neutral service car during the 2015 Tour of Flanders, an accident which kept him out of the sport for three months and resulted in him having three operations. He subsequently signed a two-year deal with AG2R La Mondiale from the start of the 2016 season. However, in July 2016, Sergent retired from professional cycling at the age of 28.[7]

Major resultsEdit

2006
1st Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2008
3rd   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2009
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour of Southland
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2010
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of the Gila
1st Prologue Cascade Cycling Classic
UCI Track World Championships
2nd   Individual pursuit
3rd   Team pursuit
Commonwealth Games
2nd   Individual pursuit
2nd   Team pursuit
9th Time trial
3rd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
3rd Overall Olympia's Tour
2011
1st   Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Prologue
1st   Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Eneco Tour
2nd   Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2012
2nd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
3rd   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
7th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2014
1st Stage 5 Tour of Austria
5th Time trial, Commonwealth Games
8th Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour of Alberta
3rd Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ Bingham, Eugene (18 August 2008). "Cycling: I'm not finished yet, says Roulston". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  4. ^ Richardson, Daniel (6 September 2010). "Sergent excited to join Armstrong's team". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Bewley, Sergent team up with Lance". TVNZ. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Jesse Sergent Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Jesse Sergent retires from cycling". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jesse Sergent at Wikimedia Commons