Jürgen Roelandts Photo
Place: Sint-Martens-Bodegem
Birth: 02/07/1985
Country: BEL
Height: 184 Cm
Weight: 78 Kg
Pro debut: 2008
Career path:

2018: BMC
2008-2017: Lotto

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Jürgen Roelandts

CLASSICS ARE HIS BREAD AND BUTTER. Roelandts will aspire again to offer his best level on the Flemish cobblestones in 2019. Other than being the Blues’ main reference for the Northen classics, he knows one of his main duties will be taking care of the team’s leaders at flat stages and support them wherever there’s strong winds.

PRESTIGIOUS PODIUM FINISHES. A strong rouleur (1.84m, 78kg), his conditions have allowed him ammassing a very decent palmarès, that includes a podium finish in the Ronde van Vlaanderen (3rd, 2013) and a 2nd place in the E3 Harelbeke (2011), together with a 3rd spot in Milano-Sanremo (2016) and a Belgian road race title, notched up in 2008.

FULL OF EXPERIENCE. The 33-year old joins the Movistar Team from the BMC Racing Team, with which he’s achieved two victories in 2018: the final stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana -ahead of top sprinter Danny Van Poppel- and the Gullegem Koerse, where he bested the prestigious of Greg van Avermaet, Oliver Naesen or Sep Vanmarcke. Jürgen will be only the second Belgian rider to compete for the Abarca Sports organisation in its 40 years of history -a milestone to be reached in 2019-, the only to date being Francis Vermaelen (in 1983).

 He doesn’t fear switching to a predominantly Spanish-speaking squad, and he defends himself well with that language thanks to a very special ‘teacher’: his wife, Agnes. She’s got daul citizenship -Spanish and Belgian- because her father is from Asturias.

 Jürgen already knew some of his current team-mates before joining the Movistar Team in 2019. He’s got a very fluid relationship with Jasha Sütterlin and, above all, Rafa Valls, whom he had met earlier as they shared teams at Lotto-Soudl, before Roelandts moved to BMC in 2018.

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Palmares

11 Victories as professional

1st (5th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018
1st (5th stage) Tour Méditerranéen 2013
1st Eurométropole Tour 2012
1st (1st stage) Eurométropole Tour 2012
1st (4th stage) Tour de Luxembourg 2012
1st (3rd stage) Circuit Franco-Belge 2008
1st (5th stage) Tour de Pologne 2008
1st Belgian Road Race Championships 2008
1st Paris-Tours U23 2007
1st (2nd stage) Tour du Loir-et-Cher 2006
1st (2nd stage) Tour de Normandie 2006
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Results
2019

33 Days of Racing
4978.1 Km covered

8th (2nd stage) Challenge Mallorca
13th (5th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
15th (1st stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
20th Dwars door Vlaanderen
22th (4th stage) Challenge Mallorca
25th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
27th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
27th Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
30th (1st stage) Paris-Nice
36th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
42th (3rd stage) Tour de Suisse
46th (5th stage) Paris-Nice
52th (2nd stage) Paris-Nice
54th (3rd stage) Paris-Nice
55th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
56th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
58th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
60th Gent-Wevelgem
60th (4th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
60th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
67th (1st stage) Challenge Mallorca
68th Ronde van Vlaanderen
72th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
81th (7th stage) Paris-Nice
83th (3rd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
89th (2nd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
94th Paris-Nice
102th Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne
102th (4th stage) Paris-Nice
112th (8th stage) Paris-Nice
132th (1st stage) Tour de Suisse
134th (6th stage) Paris-Nice
142th (2nd stage) Tour de Suisse
149th Milano-Sanremo
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