Pieter Weening (born 5 April 1981) is a Dutch former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally for the Rabobank (2004–2011), Orica–GreenEDGE (2012–2015), Roompot–Charles (2016–2019), and Trek–Segafredo (2020) teams.
Weening at the 2018 Deutschland Tour
|Full name||Pieter Weening|
|Born||5 April 1981|
Harkema, the Netherlands
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|Grand Tours |
In 2005 Weening won a stage in the Tour de France. After one of the closest finishes in the Tour ever, Weening won the eighth stage just ahead of Andreas Klöden. In the same year he also won a stage in the Tour de Pologne and finished second overall, five seconds behind winner Kim Kirchen. He was named Dutch cyclist of 2005.
With only a stage win in the Tour of Austria, Weening had to wait six years before a next big victory. In the Giro d'Italia, just one day after the neutralised stage due to the death of Wouter Weylandt, Weening won stage 5. Analysts described this stage as a 'Mini Tour of Lombardy'. The stage had an uphill finish and several unpaved stretches (strade bianche). Weening was the strongest on the uphill finish of a small break away and stayed just in front of the peloton. After the stage win, he was awarded the Pink leaders jersey. He gave the physical jersey awarded to him on the podium to Weylandt's family.
On 10 August 2011, and after eight seasons with Rabobank, Weening left the team to join the new GreenEDGE squad for its inaugural season in 2012.
In 2013, Weening won the Tour de Pologne after starting the time trial fifth overall, and 27 seconds down. He managed to take the lead by placing a solid performance.
In 2014, Weening again won a stage in the Giro d'Italia, after also being part of the team that won the first-stage team time trial. On stage 9, he took part in the day's main breakaway and, along with Davide Malacarne (Team Europcar), was able to stay away to the end of the stage. He outsprinted Malacarne in the closing metres, to take the third individual stage win of his career. Weening also won the Giro della Toscana from a solo attack.
After Roompot–Charles disbanded at the end of the 2019 season, Weening signed with Trek–Segafredo on 5 June 2020, marking his return to the UCI World Tour after four years at the UCI Professional Continental level. His short-term contract was not extended beyond the 2020 season, and Weening announced his retirement that November.
- 7th Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
- 1st Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
- 2nd GP Wielerrevue
- 6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 10th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
- 1st Overall Jadranska Magistrala
- 1st Stage 2
- 3rd La Côte Picarde
- 3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23
- 9th Overall Tour of Austria
- 10th Overall Niedersachsen–Rundfahrt
- 1st Stage 8 Tour de France
- 2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
- 1st Stage 6
- 9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 8th Overall Critérium International
- 1st Ridderronde Maastricht
- 7th Overall Regio-Tour
- 3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 4th Overall Tour de Pologne
- 6th Overall Tour of Austria
- 1st Stage 3
- 2nd Road race, National Road Championships
- 5th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 10th Overall Tour of Austria
- Giro d'Italia
- 6th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 10th Overall Tour of California
- 1st Overall Tour de Pologne
- 2nd Overall Tour de Langkawi
- 2nd Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
- 6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
- 8th Overall Eneco Tour
- 8th Amstel Gold Race
- 8th Amstel Curaçao Race
- 9th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
- Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 9
- 1st Giro di Toscana
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
- 1st Overall Tour of Norway
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse
- 6th Overall Tour des Fjords
- 1st Mountains classification Tour de Yorkshire
- 1st Mountains classification Tour of Austria
- 3rd Overall Tour of Norway
- 1st Stage 3
- 6th Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
- 7th Overall Danmark Rundt
- 9th Vuelta a Murcia
- 1st Stage 5 Tour of Austria
- 2nd Overall Tour of Croatia
- 6th Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
- 8th Overall Okolo Slovenska
- 1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
- 4th Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
- 5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
- 8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
- 10th Overall Tour of Belgium
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
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- Aubrey, Jane (10 August 2011). "Weening joins GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Kerkhof, Michael (5 October 2018). "Lammertink en Van Poppel maken Roompot-Charles compleet" [Lammertink and Van Poppel complete Roompot-Charles]. Fiets (in Dutch). New Skool Media. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
- Ballinger, Alex (5 June 2020). "Pieter Weening returns to WorldTour, aged 39". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
- "Pieter Weening". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "Weening tekent bij ploeg Boogerd" [Weening signs for Boogerd's team]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "Pieter Weening retires after 17 seasons as a professional". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
- Pieter Weening wielrenner van het jaar (in Dutch)
- Gezocht:opvolger voor Weening[permanent dead link] (in Dutch)
- Cycling News (2011-05-02). "Stage 5 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- Cycling News (2011-05-13). "Weylandt's funeral scheduled for Wednesday". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "Pieter Weening wins Giro d'Italia stage nine after breakaway". The Guardian. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "Giro della Toscana 2014 - Classic". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
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