Julien Vermote (born 26 July 1989) is a Belgian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. His brother is Alphonse Vermote, who rode for the An Post–Chain Reaction squad. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.
Vermote at the 2016 Tour of Britain
|Full name||Julien Vermote|
|Born||26 July 1989|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)|
|Current team||Team Dimension Data|
|2018–||Team Dimension Data|
Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, Vermote started racing at a young age and joined the KSV Deerlijk team in 2002 and stayed on that team for the rest of his junior career. He was the national champion in the novice category in 2004. Going through the years, Vermote had results on all levels and his time trialling skills started to develop with multiple wins in the discipline. In his final year in the junior ranks, he won 10 races including Ledegem-Kemmel-Ledegem and a 2nd place in the junior's Ronde van Vlaanderen.
In his first year in the Under-23 ranks, Vermote came up with a huge win in the time trial in the Le Tryptique des Monts et Chateaux over multiple strong time trialists in Jan Bakelants and Jan Ghyselinck.
In his 2nd year in the Under-23 ranks, Vermote kept pulling very strong results. He shocked the field in the Under-23 Belgian Time Trial Championships with beating defending champion Ghyselinck (who finished in 4th) and won by 23 seconds. He had another strong time trialing result with winning the stage 2 time trial in the Tour du Haut Anjou beating Under-23 stalwarts Tejay van Garderen and Marcel Kittel. He hung on for 2nd place overall in the stage race just 4 seconds behind van Garderen.
2010 was a solid year for Vermote though in some peoples eyes, not as strong as his previous U-23 years. He had multiple strong results in big Under-23 races such as the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften (12th), La Cote de Picardie (4th) and Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux (7th overall) though he had one great win in Brussel-Opwijk, breaking away solo and winning alone. Vermote signed with Quick-Step for one year and a 1-year option in the late summer of 2010.
- 3rd Zellik–Galmaarden
- 1st Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
- 1st GP Briek Schotte
- 3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
- 3rd Duo Normand (with Kristof Vandewalle)
- 1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain
- 3rd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
- 5th Omloop van het Houtland
- 8th Brabantse Pijl
- 8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
- 1st Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
- 1st Textielprijs Vichte
- 9th Overall Tour of Britain
- 1st Stage 2
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||—||116||114||139||75|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- "Steegmans, Terpstra re-up with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Vermote signs for Dimension Data". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
- "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- , The Vermote Brothers
- "Julien Vermote remporte le GP Briek Schotte à Desselgem" [Julien Vermote wins the GP Briek Schotte in Desselgem]. rtbf.be (in French). 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2019.