Gijs Van Hoecke

Gijs Van Hoecke

Van Hoecke in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Gijs Van Hoecke
Born (1991-11-12) 12 November 1991
Ghent, Belgium
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2010 Beveren 2000
2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto Davo
Professional team(s)
2012–2016 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2017– LottoNL–Jumbo
Infobox last updated on
4 December 2016

Gijs van Hoecke (born 12 November 1991) is a Belgian cyclist, riding for the Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise team.[1]


In 2011, when he was 19 years old, he was selected to participate at the Track Cycling World Championships, where he won the bronze medal in the Men's omnium. One year later, at the World Championships in Melbourne, he finished ninth in the same event and became Madison World Champion.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's team pursuit for the Belgian national team.[2] Van Hoecke was sent home from these Olympic Games by the Belgian Olympic Committee because he got drunk after his competition was over.[3]

Van Hoecke won the bronze medal at the Madison in the 2013 European Track Championships. During that year, he also won his first six-day race in Amsterdam.

In 2014, van Hoecke won the Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig road race.

Major results


2nd World Junior Madison Championships
National Junior Championships
2nd Omnium
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Kilo
2nd Individual pursuit
1st National Junior Omnium Championships
2nd World Junior Madison Championships
2nd European Under-23 Omnium Championships
3rd UCI World Omnium Championships
1st UCI World Madison Championships
UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd Madison
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
1st Six Days of Amsterdam
3rd UEC European Madison Championships
3rd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)
2nd Six Days of Ghent (with Kenny De Ketele)


1st Overall Giro della Toscana Juniors
5th Overall Münsterland Tour
1st Overall Ronde van de Provincie Antwerpen
2nd Paris–Tours Espoirs
3rd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
2nd Grand Prix Criquielion
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
1st Combativity classification Eneco Tour
8th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
10th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
10th Ronde van Limburg
6th Overall Danmark Rundt
8th Overall Ster ZLM Toer


  1. "Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 2015 - de renners". Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. "Gijs Van Hoecke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. "Enjoying London life a bit too much? Belgian cyclist sent home after drunken night out". Daily Mail. Associated Newspaper ltd. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
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