Open main menu

Kristof Vandewalle (born 5 April 1985) is a Belgian former professional road cyclist, who rode professionally between 2008 and 2015 for the Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator, Omega Pharma–Quick-Step and Trek Factory Racing teams. While a member of the Omega Pharma–Quick-Step squad,[2] he won two successive World Team Time Trial Championships and two consecutive Belgian National Time Trial Championships.

Kristof Vandewalle
Leuven - Brabantse Pijl, 15 april 2015, vertrek (B158).JPG
Vandewalle at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl.
Personal information
Full nameKristof Vandewalle
Born (1985-04-05) 5 April 1985 (age 34)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime-trialist
All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
2006–2007Beveren 2000
Professional team(s)
2008–2010Topsport Vlaanderen
2011–2013Quick-Step
2014–2015Trek Factory Racing[1]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
World Team Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2014)
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton (2010)

In the 2014 season, Vandewalle was riding for Trek Factory Racing,[1] after three seasons with Omega Pharma–Quick-Step and its precursor Quick-Step. His first victory in the team's colours was a third national time trial championships in May 2014, in Hooglede.[3]

Major resultsEdit

 
Vandewalle at the 2015 Paris–Nice.
2003
1st Overall Route de l'Avenir
1st Stages 1 & 2
2007
5th Overall Tour du Haut-Anjou
8th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2008
6th Duo Normand (with Bart Vanheule)
8th Vlaamse Pijl
2010
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
4th Tre Valli Varesine
7th Overall Tour de Wallonie
7th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
8th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
10th Druivenkoers Overijse
2012
1st Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 2b (TTT) Tour de l'Ain
2013
1st Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Prologue
3rd Duo Normand (with Julien Vermote)
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
2014
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
9th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour of Alberta
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vandewalle chez Trek" [Vandewalle with Trek]. L'Équipe (in French). Éditions Philippe Amaury. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team (OPQ) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Vandewalle repeats as Belgian time trial champion". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kristof Vandewalle at Wikimedia Commons