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Victor Campenaerts (born 28 October 1991) is a Belgian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[2]

Victor Campenaerts
Leuven - Grote Prijs Jef Scherens, 23 augustus 2015 (B190).JPG
Campenaerts in 2015
Personal information
Full nameVictor Campenaerts
Born (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 27)
Wilrijk, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamLotto–Soudal
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime triallist[1]
Professional team(s)
2014–2015Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2016–2017LottoNL–Jumbo
2018–Lotto–Soudal
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
European Time Trial Championships (2017, 2018)
National Time Trial Championships (2016, 2018)

Other

Hour record 55.089 km (16 April 2019)

CareerEdit

He rode at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. In September 2015 it was announced that he would join the UCI World Tour ranks in 2016 with LottoNL–Jumbo.[1] He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España[3] and the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[4].

On 16 April 2019, at the Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Campenaerts broke the hour record, riding 55.089 km (34.231 mi), surpassing Bradley Wiggins' mark of 54.526 km (33.881 mi) set on 7 June 2015, a record that Wiggins held for 3 years, 10 months and 9 days.[5] In doing so, he becomes the third Belgian cyclist in history to hold the Hour Record since Eddy Merckx who last held the record between 1972 and 1984 and Ferdinand Bracke in 1967.[6][7]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2013
1st   Time trial, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
8th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
8th Antwerpse Havenpijl
2015
1st Duo Normand (with Jelle Wallays)
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st   Young rider classification
4th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Boucles de la Mayenne
2016
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd   Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
2017
1st   Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour of Britain
5th Chrono des Nations
9th Brabantse Pijl
10th Rund um Köln
2018
1st   Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2019
Hour record: 55.089 km
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 4
4th Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 111
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 143 102
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Transfer news: Guardini set for another year with Astana". cyclingnews.com. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ Windsor, Richard (16 April 2019). "Victor Campenaerts sets new UCI Hour Record". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Belgen en uurrecordpogingen: van Bracke over Merckx tot 1-wielers". sporza.be. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Historisch! Campenaerts verpulvert record Wiggins en breekt door 55 km-grens". sporza.be. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Bradley Wiggins
UCI hour record (55.089 km)
16 April 2019 – present
Succeeded by
current record