Tim Wellens is a Belgian cyclist born on May 10, 1991 in Sint-Truiden who is part of the Lotto Soudal team.
After letting you know all about the Lotto Soudal cycling team, it's time to look at one of its main riders, Tim Wellens.
Who is Tim Wellens?
Tim Wellens is considered a puncher.
Born into a cycling family, he began cycling at the age of 10.
In 2008, he became Belgian junior champion in cross-country.
In 2009, he won the Junior Alps Classic as well as a stage in the Tour of Istries and finished second overall in the Nations Cup.
Tim Wellens' professional career
In 2013, Tim Wellens turned professional with the Lotto-Belisol team.
In 2014, he earned his first professional win in a World Tour event by winning a stage and the overall at the Eneco Tour, before doing so again in 2016. He finished the 2015 season by adding the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal to his list of achievements.
In 2016, he got his first win of the season on a stage of Paris-Nice, before winning a stage of the Tour of Italy. In July, he won the overall at the Tour of Poland as well as a stage.
In 2018, he won the Tour of Andalusia as well as the Brabant Arrow and another stage in the Giro d'Italia.
In 2019, he wins stages in the Tour of Andalusia, the Tour of Belgium as well as the BinckBank Tour.
In 2020, he wins two stages on the Tour of Spain.
He begins his 2021 season by winning the third stage of the Etoile de Bessèges solo and winning the overall classification in the process.
His professional road racing record
Tour of Italy:
- 2 stage wins (2018, 2016).
Tour of Spain:
- 2 stage wins (2020).
Main stage races:
- Etoile de Bessèges: 1 stage win and overall classification (2021);
- Tour of Andalusia: 4 stage wins (2 in 2019, 1 in 2018, 1 in 2017) and general classification (in 2018);
- BinckBank Tour: 2 stage wins (2019, 2017);
- Tour of Guangxi: 1 stage win and overall classification (2017);
- Tour of Poland: 1 stage win and overall classification (2016);
- Paris-Nice: 1 stage win (2016);
- Eneco Tour: 2 stage wins (2015, 2014) and general classification (2015, 2014).
Main one-day races:
- Brabant Arrow (2018);
- Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (2015).