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Gijs Van Hoecke

Gijs Van Hoecke
Van Hoecke in 2023
Personal information
Born (1991-11-12) 12 November 1991 (age 32)
Ghent, Belgium
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamIntermarché–Wanty
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2010Beveren 2000
2011Omega Pharma–Lotto Davo
Professional teams
2012–2016Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2017–2018LottoNL–Jumbo
2019–2020CCC Team[1]
2021–2022AG2R Citroën Team[2][3]
2023Human Powered Health[4]
2024–Intermarché–Wanty
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  Belgium
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Melbourne Madison
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Apeldoorn Omnium

Gijs Van Hoecke (born 12 November 1991) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Intermarché–Wanty.[5]

Career

In 2011, when he was 19 years old, he was selected to participate at the Track Cycling World Championships, where he won the bronze medal in the Men's omnium. One year later, at the World Championships in Melbourne, he finished ninth in the same event and became Madison World Champion.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's team pursuit for the Belgian national team, and the men's omnium.[6][7]

Van Hoecke won the bronze medal at the Madison in the 2013 European Track Championships. During that year, he also won his first six-day race in Amsterdam.

In 2014, Van Hoecke won the Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig road race. In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[8]

In August 2018 he announced that he would join the CCC Team for 2019, working as a domestique for his training partner, Greg Van Avermaet.[9] Van Hoecke remained with the team into the 2020 season; that August, it was announced that Van Hoecke would join the AG2R Citroën Team on a two-year contract, from the start of the 2021 season.[3]

Major results

Track

2008
2nd Madison, UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Omnium
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Kilo
2nd Individual pursuit
2009
1st Omnium, National Junior Track Championships
2nd Madison, UCI Juniors Track World Championships (with Jochen Deweer)
2010
2nd Omnium, UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd Scratch, 2010–11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Cali
2011
1st Scratch, 2011–12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Astana
3rd Omnium, UCI Track World Championships
2012
1st Madison, UCI Track World Championships (with Kenny De Ketele)
UEC European Under-23 Track Championships
2nd Madison (with Jasper De Buyst)
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
3rd Team pursuit, 2012–13 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow
2013
1st Six Days of Amsterdam (with Kenny De Ketele)
3rd Madison, UEC European Track Championships (with Kenny De Ketele)
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
2015
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
3rd Six Days of London (with Iljo Keisse)

Road

Source: [10]

2009
1st Overall Giro della Toscana Juniors
5th Overall Münsterland Tour
2011
1st Overall Ronde van de Provincie Antwerpen
2nd Paris–Tours Espoirs
2012
3rd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
2013
2nd Grand Prix Criquielion
2014
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
2015
1st Combativity classification Eneco Tour
8th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
10th Ronde van Limburg
2016
6th Overall Danmark Rundt
8th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2019
6th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2021
9th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 122
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References

  1. ^ "Valter completes CCC Team's 2020 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "AG2R Citroën Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Stan Dewulf and Gijs Van Hoecke sign for two years". AG2R La Mondiale. EUSRL France Cyclisme. 5 August 2020. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  4. ^ "HUMAN POWERED HEALTH". UCI. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Intermarché–Wanty". Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 8 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Gijs Van Hoecke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Olympedia – Gijs Van Hoecke". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  8. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Navarro signs with Katusha-Alpecin – News Shorts". cyclingnews.com. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Gijs Van Hoecke". FirstCycling.com. FirstCycling AS. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
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