Ben Hermans

Ben Hermans

Personal information
Full name Ben Hermans
Born (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986
Hasselt, Belgium
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 Beveren 2000
2007–2008 Davo
Professional team(s)
2009 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2010–2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

Brabantse Pijl (2015)
Infobox last updated on
15 April 2015

Ben Hermans (born 8 June 1986) is a Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTour team, BMC Racing Team.[2]


Hermans was born in Hasselt, and turned professional in 2009 with Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator.[3]

Hermans left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined the BMC Racing Team for the 2014 season.[2] In April 2015, he won the Belgian classic Brabantse Pijl with a late attack and resisted to the return of the peloton by a few seconds to cross the line solo.[4] A couple weeks later, he went on to win the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in solo fashion, attacking the leading group with twelve kilometers remaining.[5] He also finished sixth overall in the race.

Career achievements

Major results

1st Junior National Time Trial Championships
4th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
10th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Circuit du Hainaut
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
6th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
7th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
9th Vlaamse Pijl
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 5
9th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Trofeo Inca
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Wallonie
3rd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
6th Overall Giro di Sardegna
6th Binche–Tournai–Binche
8th Amstel Gold Race
9th Overall Eneco Tour
2nd National Time Trial Championships
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
10th Paris–Bourges
73rd Overall Giro d'Italia
5th Overall Tour Down Under
7th GP Ouest-France
9th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
9th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge[6]
1st Brabantse Pijl
2nd Overall Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Tour of Oman[7]
9th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Vuelta a Murcia
7th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 73 72
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 61 14

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. 1 2 "BMC Racing Team Signs Ben Hermans". BMC Racing Team. BMC Trading. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. Ben Hermans Profile
  4. "Hermans holds off pack for Brabantse Pijl win". Future plc. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  5. Emil Axelgaard (3 May 2015). "Hermans and Nordhaug share the spoils in Yorkshire". Cycling Quotes. 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  6. Malach, Pat (24 August 2014). "Howes wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Denver". Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. O'Shea, Sadhbh (22 February 2015). "Brändle wins final stage of Tour of Oman". Retrieved 23 February 2015.

External links

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