Gijs Van Hoecke

 

Belgian – Classics rider
Date and place of birth : 12th November, 1991 in Gent (Belgium)
Height : 1m86 / Weight : 78 kg
Turned pro in 2012
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2021

 

 

Q&A

  • Your nickname: Vanhoukske
  • A sentence you like: “the man who has no imagination has no wings”
  • Your favorite race: Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix
  • Your best memory on bike: Madison World Champion in 2012
  • Your worst memory on bike: my crash in Paris-Tours when I continue the race with a broken pelvis
  • Where you start cycling: in a tourist bike club in my city at 13.
  • Your hobbies: coffee, go to the restaurant
  • If you were a movie: I’m legend
  • If you were a dish: lasagna
  • If you were not a cyclist, what could be your job?: architect
  • What is precious for you above all: my family and friends
  • Your qualities: going all for the team all the time
  • Your faults: to train too much, sometimes too motivated

 

HIGHLIGHTS

2020

  • 7th on a stage, Etoile de Bessèges

2019 (CCC Team)

  • 2nd on two stages, Hammer Limburg / 5th overall
  • W6th overall, Tour de Slovaquie
  • 7th on a stage, Baloise Belgium Tour
  • 11th on a stage, Tirreno-Adriatico

2018

  • 6th overall, Hammer Hong Kong / 7th on a stage
  • 13th on a stage, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 18th overall, BinckBank Tour

2017 (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo)

  • 7th overall best climber classfication, Tour des Fjords
  • 7th TTT World Championships

2016

  • 5th on a stage, Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia « Costa Calida »
  • 6th overall, Tour du Danemark
  • 8th overall, du Ster ZLM Toer G.P. Jan van Heesewijk / 6th on a stage
  • 9th on a stage, Baloise Belgium Tour / 15th overall
  • 13th Clasica de Almeria

2015

  • 6th Belgium National Road Race Championships
  • 8th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
  • 10th overall, Ster ZLM
  • 10th Ronde van Limburg

2014

  • Winner, Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig I.W.T.
  • 2nd overall youth classification, Tour du Poitou-Charentes / 11th overall

2013

  • 2nd G.P. Criquielion
  • 8th on a stage, Etoile de Bessèges
  • 12th Paris-Camembert

2012 (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

  • 2nd overall youth classification, Etoile de Bessèges
  • 3rd, Ronde van Zeeland Seasports
  • 6th Belgium National Road Race Championships