Tim Declercq

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Tim Declercq
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Declercq in 2019.
Personal information
Full nameTim Declercq
NicknameEl Tractor
Born (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 34)
Leuven, Belgium
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team Lidl–Trek
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeDomestique
Amateur teams
2001–2003De Kluisbergspurters
2004–2005Den Tip Vorselaar
2006–2007Avia Waasland
2008–2011WC Soenens–Germond
2010 Jong Vlaanderen–Bauknecht (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2012–2016 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2017–2023 Quick-Step Floors [1] [2]
2024– Lidl–Trek

Tim Declercq (born 21 March 1989 in Leuven) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Lidl–Trek. [3] His brother Benjamin was also a professional cyclist before retiring at the end of 2022.

Contents

Declerq is known to be a powerful rider who generally acts as a domestique. He earned the nickname "El Tractor" due to his frequent work riding at the front of the peloton. A 2020 poll of riders in the professional peloton by cyclingnews.com named Declercq as the best domestique in the world. [4]

Major results

2007
1st Stage 1 Münsterland Giro
2011
1st MaillotBelgica.svg Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stages 2 & 5 Tour de Namur
2012
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
6th Coppa Bernocchi
10th Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
2013
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
4th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
7th Tour du Finistère
9th Schaal Sels
2016
3rd Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
7th Dwars door het Hageland
7th Schaal Sels
8th Le Samyn
2017
3rd Gullegem Koerse
2019
1st Jersey blue.svg Mountains classification, Volta ao Algarve
7th Le Samyn
2020
2nd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
9th Le Samyn
2022
4th Overall Saudi Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2017201820192020202120222023
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France DNF 127 141 118
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 129 78
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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