Brent Bookwalter

Brent Bookwalter

Personal information
Born (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist/ Domestique
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 Advantage Benefits–Endeavour
2007 USA Cycling National Development Team
Professional team(s)
2008– BMC Racing Team
Infobox last updated on
January 4, 2015

Brent Bookwalter (born February 16, 1984[1] in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States) is an American professional cyclist riding for the BMC Racing Team.[2]


Bookwalter was a member of the Lees-McRae college (Banner Elk, NC) cycling team from 2003–2006. While a member they won 7 national titles as a team and Bookwalter won multiple individual national titles in Mountain Bike, Road and Cyclo-Cross disciplines. He graduated from Lees-McRae in 2006 with a BS in Biology.

He came to the attention of many cycling fans for the first time when he finished second behind Bradley Wiggins in the opening time trial at the 2010 Giro d'Italia.[3]

He has competed at (amongst others) the 2010 Liège–Bastogne–Liège[4] and the 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. He also competed at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships in the Men's Road Race.

In 2013, Bookwalter won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar, which was marked by strong winds, creating breaks in the peloton. Bookwalter and two other riders escaped from the leading group with 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to cover and successfully defended their lead, and Bookwalter outsprinted the pair. The chasers were on their heels as they crossed the line and were awarded the same time as him.[5] A team time trial victory in stage two allowed Bookwalter to keep the yellow jersey through stage three before ultimately finishing in second overall to Mark Cavendish. Bookwalter would go on to finish runner-up in the U.S. National Time Trial and Road Race that spring as well as runner-up to Rohan Dennis in the inaugural Tour of Alberta.

In 2015, Bookwalter captured his first classification title by winning the points classification at the Tour of Utah. He won the second stage of the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a mountaintop finish, to claim the yellow jersey [6] which he would wear for two days before ultimately finishing second overall to teammate Rohan Dennis.

Career achievements

Major results

1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Prologue Tour of Utah
1st Fall Tour Invitational
4th National Time Trial Championships
9th National Road Race Championships
3rd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stages 1 & 2 (TTT)
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro del Trentino
2nd Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Tour of Utah
1st Sprints Classification
4th Overall Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour of California
8th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 95 68 66
Yellow jersey Tour 147 114 91 117
red jersey Vuelta 78

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. BMC Racing Team Profile, BMC Racing Team
  2. "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. Andrew Hood (May 8, 2010). "Bookwalter beaming after runner-up ride". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  4. 2010 Liège–Bastogne–Liège standings, Liège–Bastogne–Liège website.
  5. Shane Stokes (February 3, 2013). "Bookwalter races to stage win and first leader's jersey in Tour of Qatar". VeloNation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  6. Day, Ben (19 August 2015). "USA Pro Challenge: The Day Report Stage 2". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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