Stijn Devolder

Stijn Devolder (born 29 August 1979) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally for Vlaanderen–T Interim (2002–2003), Discovery Channel (2004–2007), Quick-Step (2008–2010), Vacansoleil–DCM (2011–2012),[3] Trek–Segafredo (2013–2016), Vérandas Willems–Crelan (2017–2018) and Corendon–Circus (2019).[4]

Stijn Devolder
Frasnes-lez-Anvaing - Tour de Wallonie, étape 1, 26 juillet 2014, départ (B121).JPG
Devolder at the 2012 Tour de Wallonie
Personal information
Full nameStijn Devolder
Born (1979-08-29) 29 August 1979 (age 41)
Kortrijk, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeTime-trialist
Classics specialist
Amateur teams
1994–1998Kortrijk Groeninge Spurters
1999–2001Eddy Merckx Boys
2001Mapei–Quick-Step (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2002–2003Vlaanderen–T Interim
2004–2007U.S. Postal Service
2017–2018Vérandas Willems–Crelan
Major wins
Stage races
Three Days of De Panne (2005)
Tour of Austria (2007)
Volta ao Algarve (2008)
Tour of Belgium (2008, 2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2007, 2010, 2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2008, 2010)
Tour of Flanders (2008, 2009)


Born in Kortrijk, West Flanders, Devolder won his first professional race at the 2004 Four Days of Dunkirk, winning stage 4. His most prestigious victories are the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Belgian National Road Race Championships, the 2008 and 2009 Tour of Flanders, and the 2008 and 2010 Tour of Belgium. Devolder is a competent climber and proficient in an individual time trial but his main strength lies in the cobbled classics. Devolder led the Quick-Step squad in the 2008 Tour de France but fell off the back and almost immediately stepped off his bike on the Ascent of the Col Agnel.

Devolder left Vacansoleil–DCM at the end of the 2012 season, and joined RadioShack–Leopard on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

Major resultsEdit

Vuelta a Navarra
1st Stages 5 & 6
1st   Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Grand Prix de Waregem
4th Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
1st Zesbergenprijs Harelbeke
1st Grand Prix de Waregem
7th GP Wielerrevue
2nd GP de Fayt-le-Franc
2nd Zellik–Galmaarden
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
6th GP Stad Vilvoorde
8th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st   Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 3a Tour of Belgium
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
4th Japan Cup
6th Halle–Ingooigem
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
8th Overall Deutschland Tour
11th Overall Vuelta a España
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 7
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Three Days of De Panne
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
9th Trofeo Pollença
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Tour of Flanders
1st   Overall Tour of Belgium
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st   Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
4th Overall Eneco Tour
6th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
7th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
7th Paris–Roubaix
9th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
10th Trofeo Pollença
1st Tour of Flanders
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour of Belgium
7th Chrono des Nations
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
8th Brabantse Pijl
4th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
4th Rad am Ring


  1. ^ a b "Devolder signs two-year deal with RadioShack-Nissan". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Corendon-Circus maakt plannen voor 2019 bekend!" [Corendon-Circus announces plans for 2019!]. Corendon–Circus (in Dutch). Team Ciclismo Mundial BVBA. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ 'Stijn Devolder komende twee jaar bij Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team' Archived 17 September 2012 at,
  4. ^ Ballinger, Alex (4 November 2019). "Double Tour of Flanders winner Stijn Devolder announces retirement at 40 years old". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 3 January 2020.

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