Benoot in 2020
|Full name||Tiesj Benoot|
|Born||11 March 1994|
Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)|
|Current team||Team Sunweb|
|One-day races and Classics|
Tiesj Benoot (born 11 March 1994) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb.
Benoot turned professional with the Belgian UCI World Tour team Lotto–Soudal in 2015, after riding for the team's under 23 outfit in 2013 and 2014, and riding some races as a stagiaire in autumn 2014.
Benoot made an instant impact in the professional ranks by placing fifth in his first Tour of Flanders.Later in the season he showed his abilities in stage races, finishing second overall behind Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour of Belgium. He also claimed three top-10 finishes in stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Benoot showed climbing ability at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné, where he finished 12th overall.In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France. 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.
In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Vuelta a España.
In August 2019, Benoot signed a two-year deal with Team Sunweb starting from 2020.
Outside of cycling Benoot is a student of economics at Ghent University.
Benoot's uncommon first name derives from American singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa, due to his parent's affinity with both the music and the first name of the artist.
|Tour of Flanders||5||DNF||DNF||8||9|
|Giro di Lombardia||DNF||—||57||25||24||—|
|Omloop Het Nieuwsblad||36||3||DNF||59||DNF||14|
|Dwars door Vlaanderen||6||39||7||7||5||NH|
|Amstel Gold Race||—||DNF||15||DNF||—|
|La Flèche Wallonne||—||—||—||52||—|
|Clásica de San Sebastián||19||DNF||9||—||DNF||NH|
|Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec||DNF||18||12||—||—||NH|
|Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal||5||13||15||—||—||NH|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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