Tiesj Benoot

Tiesj Benoot
Tiesj Benoot (2020).jpg
Benoot in 2020
Personal information
Full nameTiesj Benoot
Born (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 28)
Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
Rider type
  • Classics specialist
  • All-rounder
Amateur teams
2013–2014Lotto–Belisol U23
2014Lotto–Belisol (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2020–2021Team Sunweb[2][3]
2022–Team Jumbo–Visma
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Strade Bianche (2018)

Tiesj Benoot (born 11 March 1994) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[4]


Lotto–Soudal (2015–19)

Benoot turned professional with the Belgian UCI World Tour team Lotto–Soudal in 2015, after riding for the Lotto–Belisol U23 outfit in 2013 and 2014, and riding some races as a stagiaire in autumn 2014.[5]

Benoot made an instant impact in the professional ranks by placing fifth in his first Tour of Flanders.[6] Later in the season he showed his abilities in stage races, finishing second overall behind Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour of Belgium.[6] He also claimed three top-10 finishes in stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Benoot at the 2017 Tour de France

Benoot showed climbing ability at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné, where he finished 12th overall.[7] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[8] Benoot finished 20th overall in his first Grand Tour.

Benoot won his first professional race in March 2018, soloing to victory in the UCI World Tour's Strade Bianche in torrential rain after attacking from a chasing group to catch leaders Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout van Aert (Vérandas Willems–Crelan) before dropping them in the final sector of dirt roads. Benoot soloed to victory by 39 seconds ahead of Bardet.[9]

In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.[10]

Team Sunweb (2020–21)

In August 2019, Benoot signed an initial two-year deal with Team Sunweb starting from 2020.[2] He finished second overall at the 2020 Paris–Nice, winning a stage and the points classification.[11][12] Following the COVID-19 pandemic-enforced suspension of racing, Benoot took top-ten finishes at Liège–Bastogne–Liège (eighth) and the Tour of Flanders (tenth).[13][14] He also extended his contract with the team until the end of the 2022 season in August 2020.[15] Benoot took no wins in 2021, with a best result of fifth overall at Paris–Nice.[16]

Team Jumbo–Visma

In December 2021, Benoot was released from his Team DSM contract a year early, and subsequently signed a two-year deal with Team Jumbo–Visma starting from 2022.[4] He made his first start with the team at February's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad,[17] and recorded his first top-ten finish with ninth at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic the following month.[18] He finished second at Dwars door Vlaanderen, having attacked the lead group in the final two kilometres, before being out-sprinted by Mathieu van der Poel at the finish in Waregem.[19] With team leader Wout van Aert sidelined due to COVID-19, Benoot shared team leadership of Team Jumbo–Visma for the following weekend's Tour of Flanders,[20] with Christophe Laporte; Laporte finished ninth while Benoot was thirteenth.[21] The following weekend, Benoot finished third in the Amstel Gold Race,[22] having attacked from the main group in the final kilometre of the race. Team Jumbo-Visma had a historic performance in the 2022 Tour de France. Benoot played a key role supporting the team leaders, especially as injuries and abandons took their toll throughout the race.[23] He survived the race and crossed the finish line in triumph with his surviving teammates.

Personal life

Outside of cycling, Benoot studied economics at Ghent University.[24]

Benoot's uncommon first name derives from American singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa, due to his parents' affinity with both the music and the first name of the artist.[25]

Major results

7th Overall Tour du Valromey
2nd Overall Junior Oberösterreichrundfahrt
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
5th Bernaudeau Junior
6th Overall GP Général Patton
8th Overall Liège–La Gleize
8th Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st Stage 1
1st Tour de Moselle
2nd Overall Vuelta a Palencia
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Grand Prix des Marbriers
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
10th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid Under-23
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
3rd Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
4th Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
5th Flèche Ardennaise
6th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
8th Binche–Chimay–Binche
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
3rd Handzame Classic
4th Le Samyn
4th Paris–Tours
5th Tour of Flanders
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Overall World Ports Classic
6th Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Druivenkoers Overijse
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification, Volta ao Algarve
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
3rd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th E3 Harelbeke
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Strade Bianche
9th Heistse Pijl
3rd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
4th Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Strade Bianche
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
8th Vuelta a Murcia
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Strade Bianche
3rd Brabantse Pijl
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th E3 Harelbeke
5th Tour de l'Eurométropole
6th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
6th Paris–Tours
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Tour of Flanders
1st Stage 1 Danmark Rundt
2nd Bretagne Classic
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Milano–Torino
5th Strade Bianche
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Tre Valli Varesine
9th Overall Tour of Britain
9th Tour of Flanders
10th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 9 Tour de France
2nd Overall Paris–Nice
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 6
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th Tour of Flanders
5th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Overall Benelux Tour
9th Grand Prix de Wallonie
10th Antwerp Port Epic
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
9th E3 Saxo Bank Classic

General classification results timeline

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia Has not contested during his career
A yellow jersey Tour de France 20 DNF 59 75 DNF 36
A red jersey Vuelta a España 95
Major stage race general classification results
Race 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice 2 5
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 61 66 4 12
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya NH
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné 26 12 14 DNF 71
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse DNF 4 NH 15

Classics results timeline

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Milan–San Remo 133 20
Tour of Flanders 5 DNF DNF 8 9 10 12 13
Paris–Roubaix 100 114 DNF NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 23 8 7 DNS
Giro di Lombardia DNF 57 25 24 29
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 36 3 DNF 59 DNF 14 29 66
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 4 35 64 21 24
Strade Bianche 8 8 1 5 DNF DNF
E3 Harelbeke 18 7 14 5 16 NH 15 9
Gent–Wevelgem 15 13 34
Dwars door Vlaanderen 6 39 7 7 5 NH 23 2
Brabantse Pijl 3 3
Amstel Gold Race DNF 15 DNF NH 15 3
La Flèche Wallonne 52 11
Clásica de San Sebastián 19 DNF 9 DNF NH 3
Hamburg Cyclassics 46 19 Not held
Bretagne Classic 22 27 2
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec DNF 18 12 Not held
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 5 13 15
Paris–Tours 4 6
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
NH Not held
IP In progress


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  2. ^ a b Ballinger, Alex (14 August 2019). "Tiesj Benoot moves to Sunweb for 2020". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
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  19. ^ Marshall-Bell, Chris (30 March 2022). "Mathieu van der Poel wins Dwars door Vlaanderen after thrilling finale". Cycling Weekly. Future plc. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  20. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (1 April 2022). "Benoot and Laporte take reins for Tour of Flanders with absence of Van Aert". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
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  25. ^ De Beck, Mike (10 April 2015). "Aan deze zangeres heeft Benoot zijn sappige naam te danken". hln.be. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

External links

  • Tiesj Benoot at UCI
  • Tiesj Benoot at Cycling Archives
  • Tiesj Benoot at ProCyclingStats
  • Tiesj Benoot at CQ Ranking
  • Tiesj Benoot at CycleBase
  • Tiesj Benoot at Olympedia
  • Tiesj Benoot at Olympics.com
  • Tiesj Benoot at Team Belgium (in Dutch and French)
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