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Tiesj Benoot
Belgian bicycle racer

Tiesj Benoot

Tiesj Benoot
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Belgian bicycle racer
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Belgium
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 March 1994, Ghent, County of Flanders, Kingdom of France, Belgium
Age 28 years
Star sign Pisces
Stats
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Education
Ghent University
Sports Teams
Avia Wcup
Lotto-Soudal U23
Lotto-Soudal
Lotto-Soudal
Team Sunweb
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Tiesj Benoot (born 11 March 1994) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb.

Career

Lotto–Soudal (2015–19)

Benoot at the 2017 Tour de France

Benoot turned professional with the Belgian UCI World Tour team Lotto–Soudal in 2015, after riding for the team's under 23 outfit in 2013 and 2014, and riding some races as a stagiaire in autumn 2014.

Benoot made an instant impact in the professional ranks by placing fifth in his first Tour of Flanders. Later in the season he showed his abilities in stage races, finishing second overall behind Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour of Belgium. He also claimed three top-10 finishes in stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Benoot showed climbing ability at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné, where he finished 12th overall. In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France. Benoot finished 20th overall in his first Grand Tour.

Benoot won his first professional race in March 2018, soloing to victory in the UCI World Tour's Strade Bianche in torrential rain after attacking from a chasing group to catch leaders Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout van Aert (Vérandas Willems–Crelan) before dropping them in the final sector of dirt roads. Benoot soloed to victory by 39 seconds ahead of Bardet.

In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.

Team Sunweb

In August 2019, Benoot signed a two-year deal with Team Sunweb starting from 2020.

Personal life

Outside of cycling Benoot is a student of economics at Ghent University.

Benoot's uncommon first name derives from American singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa, due to his parent's affinity with both the music and the first name of the artist.

Major results

2011
7th Overall Tour du Valromey
2012
2nd Overall Junior Oberösterreichrundfahrt
3rd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
5th Bernaudeau Junior
6th Overall GP Général Patton
8th Overall Liège–La Gleize
8th Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st Stage 1
2013
1st Tour de Moselle
2nd Overall Vuelta a Palencia
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
8th Grand Prix des Marbriers
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
10th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid Under-23

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 20 DNF 59
A red jersey Vuelta a España 95

Classics results timeline

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 133
Tour of Flanders 5 DNF DNF 8 9
Paris–Roubaix 100 114 DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 23
Giro di Lombardia DNF 57 25 24
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 36 3 DNF 59 DNF
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 4 35
Strade Bianche 8 8 1 5
E3 Harelbeke 18 7 14 5 16
Gent–Wevelgem 15 13
Dwars door Vlaanderen 6 39 7 7 5
Brabantse Pijl 3 3
Amstel Gold Race DNF 15 DNF
La Flèche Wallonne 52
Clásica de San Sebastián 19 DNF 9 DNF
Hamburg Cyclassics 46 19
Bretagne Classic 22 27 2
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec DNF 18 12
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 5 13 15
Paris–Tours 4 6
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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