Pieter Weening

Pieter Weening

Weening at the 2013 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full name Pieter Weening
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981
Harkema, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Roompot–Oranje Peloton
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2003 Rabobank (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2004–2011 Rabobank
2012–2015 GreenEDGE[1]
2016– Roompot–Oranje Peloton
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)
Infobox last updated on
6 January 2015

Pieter Weening (born 5 April 1981) is a road bicycle racer from Harkema, Friesland, the Netherlands, currently riding for Roompot–Oranje Peloton. From 2004 to 2011, he rode for Rabobank.[2] In August 2015, it was announced that Weening had signed for Team Roompot for the 2016 season.[3]



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.[4][5]


With only a stage win in the Tour of Austria, Weening had to wait six years before a next big victory. In the 2011 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'.[6] 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 Wouter Weylandt's family.[7]

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 10, 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.[8] Weening also won the 2014 Giro della Toscana from a solo attack.[9]

Career achievements

Major results

2nd GP Wielerrevue
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Overall Jadranska Magistrala
1st Stage 2
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
7th Overall Regio-Tour
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Tour of Austria
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 5
Held Pink Jersey from stages 5–8.
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Overall Tour of California
1st Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Tour de Langkawi
2nd GP 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
1st Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse
6th Overall Tour des Fjords

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 24 45 38 WD 92
Yellow jersey Tour 72 93 128 63 72 144
golden jersey Vuelta 59 61 44 88


  1. 1 2 Aubrey, Jane (10 August 2011). "Weening joins GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. "Pieter Weening". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. "Weening tekent bij ploeg Boogerd" [Weening signs for Boogerd's team]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. Pieter Weening wielrenner van het jaar (Dutch)
  5. Gezocht:opvolger voor Weening (Dutch)
  6. Cycling News (2011-05-02). "Stage 5 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  7. Cycling News (2011-05-13). "Weylandt's funeral scheduled for Wednesday". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  8. "Pieter Weening wins Giro d'Italia stage nine after breakaway". The Guardian. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  9. "Giro della Toscana 2014 - Classic". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
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