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Portrait ofJürgen Roelandts
Place: Sint-Martens-Bodegem
Birth: 02/07/1985
Country: BEL
Height: 184 Cm
Weight: 78 Kg
Pro debut: 2008
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2019: Movistar Team
2018: BMC
2008-2017: Lotto

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Jürgen Roelandts

TURNING A BAD PAGE. Nothing went in 2019 as Jürgen Roelandts, a veteran expert in the spring classics, wished in his first season in Movistar Team colours. Some troubles with his nasal septum, which made his breathing more difficult and forced him to undergo surgery, kept the Belgian from shining in his terrain and hampered his overall performance during the season. Still, Jürgen was able to bounce back and finish with decent results, a 4th place at a stage of the BinckBank Tour as best result. There’s no doubt that everything coming up in 2020 for him will be better.

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.

AN ATYPICAL PASSPORT. Jürgen is only the second Belgian rider to compete for the Abarca Sports organisation in its 41 years of history, the only one before 2019 being Francis Vermaelen, part of the 1983 roster.

 He didn’t fear switching to a predominantly Spanish-speaking squad, able to defend himself well with the language thanks to a very special ‘teacher’: his wife, Agnes, who has got citizenship -Spanish and Belgian- because her father is from Asturias. Coincidentally, in 2020 Roelandts will be able to speak Dutch with a team-mate: Johan Jacobs, who lives in Belgium.

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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
2020

32 Days of Racing
4075.6 Km covered

7th Giro della Toscana
10th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Polonia
10th Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
11th (4th stage) Tour Down Under
12th Clásica de Almería
16th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
20th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
21th Down Under Classic
33th Belgian RR Championship
33th (1st stage) Vuelta a Polonia
48th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
50th Tour Down Under
51th (2nd stage) Tour Down Under
53th (3rd stage) Tour Down Under
54th (1st stage) Tour Down Under
61th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
62th (6th stage) Tour Down Under
65th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
68th (5th stage) Tour Down Under
73th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
76th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
82th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
83th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
101th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
103th (2nd stage) BinckBank Tour
108th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
115th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
132th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Polonia
135th (3rd stage) BinckBank Tour
158th (1st stage) BinckBank Tour