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Benjamin Thomas (cyclist)

Benjamin Thomas
Personal information
Born (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 28)
Lavaur, Tarn, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamCofidis
Discipline
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2012–2013EC Giroussens Lavaur Junior
2014Bourges EC 18
Professional teams
2015–2017Armée de Terre[2]
2018–2021FDJ[3][4][5]
2022–Cofidis
Major wins
Road

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2024)

Stage races

Boucles de la Mayenne (2022)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2019, 2021)
Track
Madison, World Championships (2017, 2022)
Omnium, World Championships (2017, 2020)
Points race, World Championships (2020)
Medal record
Representing  France
Men's track cycling
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Madison
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Hong Kong Omnium
Gold medal – first place 2017 Hong Kong Madison
Gold medal – first place 2020 Berlin Omnium
Gold medal – first place 2021 Roubaix Points race
Gold medal – first place 2022 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Madison
Silver medal – second place 2016 London Madison
Silver medal – second place 2019 Pruszków Omnium
Silver medal – second place 2021 Roubaix Team pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2022 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Omnium
Silver medal – second place 2023 Glasgow Omnium
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Guadeloupe Points race
Gold medal – first place 2016 Yvelines Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2017 Berlin Madison
Gold medal – first place 2017 Berlin Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2019 Apeldoorn Omnium
Gold medal – first place 2021 Grenchen Points race
Gold medal – first place 2022 Munich Points race
Gold medal – first place 2022 Munich Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2023 Grenchen Omnium
Silver medal – second place 2015 Grenchen Points race
Silver medal – second place 2016 Yvelines Madison
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Yvelines Omnium
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Berlin Omnium
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Grenchen Madison
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Grenchen Team pursuit
Men's road bicycle racing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2023 Drenthe Mixed team relay

Benjamin Thomas (born 12 September 1995) is a French professional road and track cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis.[6]

He rode at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[7] In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.[8] In October 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Giro d'Italia.[9]

He rode the Tour de France for the first time in 2022. On stage 15, Thomas broke away from the Peloton and was attempting to get the first French win in over thirty stages, but was caught inside the final few hundred meters. After the stage he commented, "I believed I could make it. If we could have stayed together with Alexis maybe it would have been different… I'm completely dead, I'm seeing stars. I was not thinking anymore."[10]

Major results

Road

2017 (2 pro wins)
1st Stage 3 Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
4th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th Road race, National Under-23 Championships
4th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
4th Ronde van Limburg
9th Boucles de l'Aulne
2018
1st Young rider classification, Étoile de Bessèges
3rd Time trial, National Championships
2019 (1)
1st Time trial, National Championships
6th Tour du Finistère
2020
2nd Time trial, National Championships
6th Overall Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
2021 (1)
1st Time trial, National Championships
2022 (4)
1st Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stage 2
National Championships
3rd Time trial
5th Road race
4th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
4th Overall Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
5th Tour du Doubs
8th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
8th Bretagne Classic
2023 (1)
1st Team relay, UEC European Championships
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Four Days of Dunkirk
4th Time trial, National Championships
2024 (1)
1st Stage 5 Giro d'Italia
6th Trofeo Pollença–Port d'Andratx

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF IP
A yellow jersey Tour de France 53
A red jersey Vuelta a España 121 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Track

2013
1st Points race, UCI World Junior Championships
2014
1st Points race, UEC European Championships
1st Scratch, UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd Scratch, National Championships
2015
2nd Points race, UEC European Championships
2nd Madison, UEC European Under-23 Championships (with Thomas Boudat)
National Championships
2nd Madison (with Julien Duval)
2nd Points race
2016
UEC European Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Madison (with Morgan Kneisky)
3rd Omnium
National Championships
1st Madison (with Jordan Levasseur)
1st Omnium
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Madison, UCI World Championships (with Morgan Kneisky)
2nd Madison, UEC European Under-23 Championships (with Florian Maitre)
2017
UCI World Championships
1st Madison (with Morgan Kneisky)
1st Omnium
UEC European Championships
1st Madison (with Florian Maitre)
1st Team pursuit
3rd Omnium
UCI World Cup, Manchester
1st Omnium
2nd Madison
3rd Team pursuit
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Morgan Kneisky)
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Morgan Kneisky)
National Championships
1st Omnium
2nd Points race
3rd Madison (with Kilian Evenot)
2018
1st Six Days of Fiorenzuola (with Morgan Kneisky)
2019
1st Omnium, UEC European Championships
2nd Omnium, UCI World Championships
2nd Madison, UCI World Cup, Minsk (with Bryan Coquard)
2020
1st Omnium, UCI World Championships
2021
UCI World Championships
1st Points race
2nd Team pursuit
1st Points race, UEC European Championships
3rd Madison, Olympic Games (with Donavan Grondin)
2022
UCI World Championships
1st Madison (with Donavan Grondin)
2nd Omnium
2023
UEC European Championships
1st Omnium
3rd Madison (with Donavan Grondin)
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Omnium, UCI World Championships
UCI Nations Cup
3rd Madison, Milton (with Thomas Boudat)
3rd Team pursuit, Milton
3rd Elimination, National Championships

References

  1. ^ "FDJ sign track rider Benjamin Thomas". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Equipe Cycliste Armée de Terre 2015". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Groupama-FDJ confirm 28 riders for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Groupama – FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Groupama – FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Cofidis". UCI. Archived from the original on 28 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  7. ^ "En try List: Men" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  8. ^ "2018: 73rd Vuelta a España: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "103rd Giro d'Italia: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  10. ^ Reports, Newswire (17 July 2022). "Tour de France: Belgium's Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15, Vingegaard retains lead despite crash". France 24. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
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