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Pim Ligthart (born 16 June 1988 in Hoorn) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Total Direct Énergie.[2]

Pim Ligthart
Pim Ligthart - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full namePim Ligthart
Born (1988-06-16) 16 June 1988 (age 31)
Hoorn, the Netherlands
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamTotal Direct Énergie
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010AVC Aix-en-Provence
2010Vacansoleil (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2007–2008KrolStonE Continental Team
2011–2013Vacansoleil–DCM
2014–2016Lotto–Belisol[1]
2017–2018Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij
2019–Total Direct Énergie
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2011)
Ronde van Drenthe (2019)

Ligthart joined Lotto–Belisol for the 2014 season, after four seasons with Vacansoleil–DCM.[1]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2004
2nd   Individual pursuit, National Novice Championships
2005
National Junior Championships
2nd   Scratch race
3rd   Points race
3rd   Individual pursuit
2006
National Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Scratch race
2nd   Madison (with Jeff Vermeulen)
2nd   Madison, UCI Junior World Championships
2007
National Championships
1st   Points race
2nd   Scratch race
3rd   Madison (with Jeff Vermeulen)
1st   Omnium, National Under-23 Championships
UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd   Points race
2nd   Madison
3rd Overall UIV Cup
1st Munich
2008
1st   Points race, 2007–08 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Copenhagen
UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd   Scratch
2nd   Madison
2009
National Championships
2nd   Madison (with Jeff Vermeulen)
2nd   Scratch race
2nd Six Days of Tilburg
3rd   Madison (with Peter Schep), 2008–09 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Copenhagen
2011
2nd Six Days of Rotterdam (with Robert Bartko)
2012
1st Six Days of Amsterdam (with Michael Mørkøv)
2015
1st   Scratch, National Championships

RoadEdit

2006
2nd Overall Kroz Istru
1st Stage 2
2nd Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten
2007
1st Hel van Voerendaal
2008
1st Intexstore Race Venhuizen
2009
1st Stage 2 Tour de Moselle
3rd Circuit des 2 Provinces
5th Grand Prix des Marbriers
2010
2nd ZLM Tour
3rd La Côte Picarde
3rd Boucles Catalanes
6th Arno Wallaard Memorial
2011
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Hel van het Mergelland
3rd Clásica de Almería
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st   Young rider classification
8th Grote Prijs Beeckman-De Caluwé
2012
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
6th Clásica de Almería
7th Hel van het Mergelland
2013
1st Stage 5 Ster ZLM Toer
5th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Clásica de Almería
2014
1st   Mountains classification Paris–Nice
9th Overall Tour de Wallonie
Vuelta a España
  Combativity award Stages 5, 6 & 19
2015
1st Grand Prix La Marseillaise
1st Stage 1a Vuelta a Andalucia
1st   Mountains classification Danmark Rundt
2nd Binche–Chimay–Binche
10th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
10th Paris–Tours
2016
2nd Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
4th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2017
5th Eschborn–Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
9th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2018
3rd Overall Tour des Fjords
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
5th Trofeo Lloseta–Andratx
9th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
2019
1st Ronde van Drenthe

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 161 126
  Tour de France Has not yet contested during career
  Vuelta a España 108 126 127
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Atkins, Ben (6 September 2013). "Pim Ligthart transfers to Lotto Belisol, says he is looking forward to a Belgian team". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Direct Énergie". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niki Terpstra
Dutch National Road Race Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Niki Terpstra