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Serge Pauwels (born 21 November 1983) is a Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam CCC Team.[5] A professional since 2006, Pauwels has also competed for Topsport Vlaanderen, Cervélo TestTeam, Team Sky, Omega Pharma–Quick-Step and Team Dimension Data.

Serge Pauwels
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Serge Pauwels.jpg
Serge Pauwels in 2015
Personal information
Full nameSerge Pauwels
NicknameSergio[1]
Born (1983-11-21) 21 November 1983 (age 35)
Lier, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight64 kg (141 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamCCC Team
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder[1]
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005Rabobank GS3[2]
Professional team(s)
2006–2008Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2009Cervélo TestTeam
2010–2011Team Sky
2012–2014Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[3][4]
2015–2018MTN–Qhubeka
2019–CCC Team
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Yorkshire (2017)

Cycling careerEdit

Born in Lier, Flanders, Pauwels' career kicked off in 2004 in the youth team of the Netherlands ProTeam Rabobank. He also rode for their Continental team in 2004 and 2005. Pauwels turned professional in 2006 with Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen, with whom he also rode in 2007 and 2008. Pauwels won the overall mountain ranking in the 2007 Tour Down Under and was second in the sixth stage of the 2006 Tour de l'Avenir in France.

After four years riding for Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, Pauwels announced in September 2014 that he would join MTN–Qhubeka from 2015 on a two-year contract.[2]

After four years riding for Team Dimension Data, Pauwels transferred to CCC Team for the 2019 season.[5]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2005
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
7th Overall GP do Oeste
2006
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
8th Grand Prix de Wallonie
2007
1st   Mountains classification Tour Down Under
2008
8th Overall Tour de Wallonie
2012
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 2b (TTT)
2015
2nd International Road Cycling Challenge
5th Overall Tour of Turkey
2016
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
9th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
2017
1st   Overall Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 3
2018
3rd Overall Tour de Yorkshire
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 33 47 77 31
  Tour de France 107 13 42 19 DNF 77
  Vuelta a España 24 31 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Serge Pauwels". Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. Decolef. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b Benson, Daniel (20 September 2014). "Pauwels falls for MTN-Qhubeka project". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel (20 November 2011). "Serge Pauwels back to Belgium with Omega Pharma-Quick Step". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team (OPQ) - BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b Ferri, Marco (24 December 2018). "CCC Team, Riccardo Zoidl prende il posto di Denifl e completa il roster" [CCC Team, Riccardo Zoidl takes the place of Denifl and completes the roster]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 2 January 2019.

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