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Pieter Weening (born 5 April 1981) is a Dutch road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Roompot–Charles.[2]

Pieter Weening
Pieter Weening, Tour de Pologne 2013 (4).jpg
Weening at the 2013 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full namePieter Weening
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 38)
Harkema, the Netherlands
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamRoompot–Charles
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2000–2003Rabobank Beloften
2003Rabobank (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2004–2011Rabobank
2012–2015GreenEDGE[1]
2016–Roompot–Oranje Peloton
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2005)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2011, 2014)
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2013)
Tour of Norway (2016)

From 2004 to 2011, he rode for Rabobank.[3] In August 2015, it was announced that Weening had signed for Roompot–Oranje Peloton for the 2016 season.[4]

CareerEdit

Weening was born in Harkema, Friesland.

2005Edit

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.[5][6]

2011Edit

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'.[7] 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.[8]

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.[1]

2013Edit

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.

2014Edit

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.[9] Weening also won the Giro della Toscana from a solo attack.[10]

Major resultsEdit

2001
7th Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
2002
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd GP Wielerrevue
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
10th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
2003
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
2005
1st Stage 8 Tour de France
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 6
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
2006
8th Overall Critérium International
2008
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
7th Overall Regio-Tour
2009
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3
2010
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of Austria
2011
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5
Held   after Stages 5–8
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
2012
10th Overall Tour of California
2013
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
2014
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 9
1st Giro di Toscana
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2016
1st   Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse
6th Overall Tour des Fjords
2017
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
2018
1st Stage 5 Tour of Austria
2nd Overall Tour of Croatia
6th Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
8th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2019
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

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Giro d'Italia 24 45 38 DNF 92
  Tour de France 72 93 128 63 72 144
  Vuelta a España 59 61 44 88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Aubrey, Jane (10 August 2011). "Weening joins GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Pieter Weening". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Weening tekent bij ploeg Boogerd" [Weening signs for Boogerd's team]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  5. ^ Pieter Weening wielrenner van het jaar (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Gezocht:opvolger voor Weening[permanent dead link] (in Dutch)
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Cycling News (2011-05-13). "Weylandt's funeral scheduled for Wednesday". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  9. ^ "Pieter Weening wins Giro d'Italia stage nine after breakaway". The Guardian. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Giro della Toscana 2014 - Classic". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.

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