Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants

Bakelants at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Jan Bakelants
Nickname "Sir" Jan Bakelants
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Team information
Current team AG2R La Mondiale
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008 Beveren 2000
Professional team(s)
2009 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2010–2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015- AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2013)

One-day races and Classics

Giro del Piemonte (2015)
Giro dell'Emilia (2015)
Infobox last updated on
5 October 2015

Jan Bakelants (born 14 February 1986) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for the AG2R La Mondiale team.


His major wins include the 2008 Tour de l'Avenir and stage 2 of the 2013 Tour de France, claiming the yellow jersey after winning the stage by only a second of an advantage on the peloton after a late attack.[2] He also rode the 2010 Giro d'Italia, in which he finished 36th.

Bakelants left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Omega Pharma–Quick-Step for the 2014 season.[3] In August 2014, it was announced that he would be leaving Omega Pharma–Quick-Step after one year and joining AG2R La Mondiale on a two-year deal.[4]

Major results


  1. "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. Pete, Cossins (30 June 2013). "Bakelants' luck is finally as good as his legs at Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. "OPQS Signs Bakelants for 2014". Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. Decolef. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. "Bakelants confirms move to AG2R-La Mondiale". cyclingnews.com. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. "Grand Prix de Wallonie 2014". cyclingnews.com. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  6. Quénet, Jean-François (10 April 2015). "Navardauskas wins Circuit Sarthe overall". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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