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Pieter Weening

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Pieter Weening
Weening at the 2018 Deutschland Tour
Personal information
Full namePieter Weening
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 40)
Harkema, the Netherlands
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClimber
Amateur teams
2000–2003Rabobank Beloften
2003Rabobank (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2016–2019Roompot–Oranje Peloton[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2005)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2011, 2014)
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2013)
Tour of Norway (2016)

Pieter Weening (born 5 April 1981) is a Dutch former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally for the Rabobank (2004–2011),[4] Orica–GreenEDGE (2012–2015), Roompot–Charles (2016–2019),[5] and Trek–Segafredo (2020) teams.[6]


Weening was born in Harkema, Friesland.


In 2005 Weening won a stage in the Tour de France. After one of the closest finishes in the Tour ever, Weening won the eighth stage just ahead of Andreas Klöden. In the same year he also won a stage in the Tour de Pologne and finished second overall, five seconds behind winner Kim Kirchen. He was named Dutch cyclist of 2005.[7][8]


With only a stage win in the Tour of Austria, Weening had to wait six years before a next big victory. In the Giro d'Italia, just one day after the neutralised stage due to the death of Wouter Weylandt, Weening won stage 5. Analysts described this stage as a 'Mini Tour of Lombardy'.[9] The stage had an uphill finish and several unpaved stretches (strade bianche). Weening was the strongest on the uphill finish of a small break away and stayed just in front of the peloton. After the stage win, he was awarded the Pink leaders jersey. He gave the physical jersey awarded to him on the podium to Weylandt's family.[10]

On 10 August 2011, and after eight seasons with Rabobank, Weening left the team to join the new GreenEDGE squad for its inaugural season in 2012.[1]


In 2013, Weening won the Tour de Pologne after starting the time trial fifth overall, and 27 seconds down. He managed to take the lead by placing a solid performance.


In 2014, Weening again won a stage in the Giro d'Italia, after also being part of the team that won the first-stage team time trial. On stage 9, he took part in the day's main breakaway and, along with Davide Malacarne (Team Europcar), was able to stay away to the end of the stage. He outsprinted Malacarne in the closing metres, to take the third individual stage win of his career.[11] Weening also won the Giro della Toscana from a solo attack.[12]


After Roompot–Charles disbanded at the end of the 2019 season, Weening signed with Trek–Segafredo on 5 June 2020, marking his return to the UCI World Tour after four years at the UCI Professional Continental level.[3] His short-term contract was not extended beyond the 2020 season, and Weening announced his retirement that November.[6]

Major results

7th Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd GP Wielerrevue
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
10th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Overall Jadranska Magistrala
1st Stage 2
3rd La Côte Picarde
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23
9th Overall Tour of Austria
10th Overall Niedersachsen–Rundfahrt
1st Stage 8 Tour de France
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 6
9th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
8th Overall Critérium International
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
7th Overall Regio-Tour
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of Austria
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5
after Stages 5–8
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Overall Tour of California
Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Tour de Langkawi
2nd Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Amstel Gold Race
8th Amstel Curaçao Race
9th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 9
1st Giro di Toscana
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse
6th Overall Tour des Fjords
Mountains classification Tour de Yorkshire
Mountains classification Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 3
6th Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
7th Overall Danmark Rundt
9th Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 5 Tour of Austria
2nd Overall Tour of Croatia
6th Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
8th Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
4th Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
10th Overall Tour of Belgium

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 24 45 38 DNF 92 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 72 93 128 63 72 144
A gold jersey/A red jersey Vuelta a España 59 61 44 88


  1. ^ a b Aubrey, Jane (10 August 2011). "Weening joins GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ Kerkhof, Michael (5 October 2018). "Lammertink en Van Poppel maken Roompot-Charles compleet" [Lammertink and Van Poppel complete Roompot-Charles]. Fiets (in Dutch). New Skool Media. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ballinger, Alex (5 June 2020). "Pieter Weening returns to WorldTour, aged 39". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Pieter Weening". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Weening tekent bij ploeg Boogerd" [Weening signs for Boogerd's team]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Pieter Weening retires after 17 seasons as a professional". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  7. ^ Pieter Weening wielrenner van het jaar (in Dutch)
  8. ^ Gezocht:opvolger voor Weening[permanent dead link] (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Cycling News (2011-05-02). "Stage 5 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  10. ^ Cycling News (2011-05-13). "Weylandt's funeral scheduled for Wednesday". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  11. ^ "Pieter Weening wins Giro d'Italia stage nine after breakaway". The Guardian. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Giro della Toscana 2014 - Classic". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
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