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Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants

Belgian racing cyclist
Jan Bakelants
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Belgian racing cyclist
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Belgium
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 February 1986, Herentals
Age 34 years
The details

Biography

Jan Bakelants (born 14 February 1986) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for the AG2R La Mondiale team.

Career

His major wins include the 2008 Tour de l'Avenir and stage 2 of the 2013 Tour de France, claiming the yellow jersey after winning the stage by only a second of an advantage on the peloton after a late attack. He also rode the 2010 Giro d'Italia, in which he finished 36th.

Bakelants left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Omega Pharma–Quick-Step for the 2014 season. In August 2014, it was announced that he would be leaving Omega Pharma–Quick-Step after one year and joining AG2R La Mondiale on a two-year deal.

Major results

2008
1st Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 6
1st Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Overall Tour de Liège
1st Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23
2nd Overall Tour des Pyrenees
2nd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2nd GP stad Waregem
8th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
2009
2nd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
5th De Vlaamse Pijl
7th Le Samyn
9th Overall Benelux Tour
10th Overall Tour de Belgique
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2010
6th Overall Tour de Wallonie
7th Trofeo Inca
10th Clásica de Almería
2012
4th National Road Race Championships
5th Grand Prix de Wallonie
6th Overall Tour Down Under
6th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
10th Overall Eneco Tour
2013
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
Tour de France
1st Stage 2
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2nd Amstel Curaçao Race
3rd National Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
4th Overall Eneco Tour
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
7th Overall Tour of Beijing
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2014
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th La Drôme Classic
2015
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Gran Piemonte
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Overall Critérium International
7th Coppa Sabatini
7th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
2016
2nd La Drôme Classic
3rd Overall La Méditerranéenne
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
5th Giro dell'Emilia
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche

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