Zico Waeytens

Zico Waeytens (born 29 September 1991 in Ledegem) is a Belgian former professional cyclist, who rode professionally between 2012 and 2019 for the Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise, Team Sunweb, Vérandas Willems–Crelan and Cofidis teams.[4] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[5]

Zico Waeytens
Koolskamp (Ardooie) - Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, 18 september 2015 (B27).JPG
Waeytens in 2015
Personal information
Full nameZico Waeytens
Born (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 29)
Ledegem, Belgium
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2010–2011Davo–Lotto
2011Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2012–2014[1]Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2015–2017Team Giant–Alpecin
2018Vérandas Willems–Crelan[2]
2019Cofidis[3]

Waeytens retired from cycling at the end of the 2019 season to pursue a career in boxing.[4]

Major resultsEdit

2008
3rd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2009
1st   Overall Tour d'Istria
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall Liège–La Gleize
4th Remouchamps–Ferrières–Remouchamps
10th Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
2010
3rd Grand Prix de Waregem
10th Overall Oberösterreich Rundfahrt
2011
1st Flèche Ardennaise
5th De Vlaamse Pijl
9th Overall Danmark Rundt
2012
6th Omloop van het Waasland
7th Schaal Sels
2013
3rd Overall Tour des Fjords
7th Grand Prix de Wallonie
2014
3rd Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st   Sprints classification
9th Le Samyn
9th Kattekoers
9th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
2015
3rd ProRace Berlin
6th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2016
1st Stage 4 Tour of Belgium
2018
10th Great War Remembrance Race
2019
5th Grand Prix La Marseillaise
10th Tacx Pro Classic

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 157 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zico Waeytens » Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Guardini signs with Bardiani-CSF - News shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. Zico Waeytens has signed to ride for Veranda's Willems-Crelan for one year, the Pro Continental team announced Friday afternoon.
  3. ^ Bonnefoy, François (29 November 2018). "Route - L'effectif de l'équipe Cofidis pour la saison 2019" [Road - The Cofidis squad for the 2019 season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Zico Waeytens hangt fiets aan de wilgen en gaat boksen" [Zico Waeytens hangs up the bike and starts boxing]. Sporza (in Dutch). Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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