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Julien Vermote (born 26 July 1989) is a Belgian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[3] 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.[4]

Julien Vermote
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Vermote at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameJulien Vermote
NicknameJule
Born (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 29)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Dimension Data
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur team(s)
2008–2010Beveren 2000
Professional team(s)
2011–2017Quick-Step[1]
2018–Team Dimension Data[2]

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JuniorsEdit

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.[5] 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.

Beveren 2000/Under-23Edit

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.

Private lifeEdit

Remote is Roman Catholic and gave testimonial in different Schools, he says the rosary gives him strengths during his career as sportsman.[6] He lives in Stasegem, outside Harelbeke.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2008
1st Stage 2 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2009
2nd Overall Tour du Haut-Anjou
1st Stage 2
2010
3rd Zellik–Galmaarden
2012
1st   Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st   Young rider classification
2013
1st GP Briek Schotte[8]
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Duo Normand (with Kristof Vandewalle)
2014
1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
5th Omloop van het Houtland
8th Brabantse Pijl
2015
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2016
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st Textielprijs Vichte
9th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2
2017
2nd Gullegem Koerse
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
2018
8th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
9th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 89 132 88
  Tour de France 116 114 139 75
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Steegmans, Terpstra re-up with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Vermote signs for Dimension Data". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ CyclingArchives
  6. ^ https://www.kerknet.be/kerknet-redactie/video/wielrenner-julien-vermote-getuigt-over-geloof-op-school-video
  7. ^ [1], The Vermote Brothers
  8. ^ "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.

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