Tiesj Benoot

Tiesj Benoot

Benoot in 2015
Personal information
Full name Tiesj Benoot
Born (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994
Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2012 Avia–Fuji–Youth
2013–2014 Lotto–Belisol U23
2014 Lotto–Belisol (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2015– Lotto–Soudal
Infobox last updated on
27 November 2016

Tiesj Benoot (born 11 March 1994) is a Belgian cyclist, riding for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[1]


Benoot turned professional with the Belgian UCI World Tour team Lotto–Soudal in 2015, after riding for the team's under 23 outfit in 2013 and 2014, and riding some races as a stagiaire in autumn 2014.[2]

Benoot made an instant instant impact in the professional ranks by placing fifth in his first Tour of Flanders.[3] Later in the season he showed his abilities in stage races, finishing second overall behind Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour of Belgium.[3] He also claimed three top-10 finishes in stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Personal life

Outside of cycling Benoot is a student of economics at Ghent University.[4]

Major results

Benoot (right) on the podium after finishing third in the 2015 Handzame Classic. Also pictured are Antoine Demoitié (left) and Gianni Meersman (centre).
7th Overall Tour du Valromey
2nd Overall Junior Oberösterreichrundfahrt
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
5th Bernaudeau Junior
6th Overall GP Général Patton
8th Overall Liège–La Gleize
8th Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Palencia
1st Tour de Moselle
2nd Vuelta a Palencia
4th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Points classification
1st Young rider classification
8th Grand Prix des Marbriers
8th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège[5]
10th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid U23
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Points classification
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Young rider classification
3rd Ronde van Vlaanderen U23
4th UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège[6]
5th Flèche Ardennaise
6th European Under-23 Road Race Championships
8th Binche–Chimay–Binche
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
3rd Handzame Classic[7]
4th Le Samyn[8]
4th Paris–Tours
5th Tour of Flanders
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Druivenkoers Overijse
8th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
9th National Road Race Championships
1st Young rider classification Volta ao Algarve
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
3rd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Trofeo Pollenca-Port de Andratx
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
7th E3 Harelbeke
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Strade Bianche
9th Heistse Pijl


  1. "Tiesj Benoot » Lotto Soudal". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/riders-to-watch-in-2015-tiesj-benoot/
  3. 1 2 Clarke, Stuart (27 January 2016). "10 of the best young and exciting WorldTour riders". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. Ryan, Barry (6 April 2015). "Benoot underlines promise with fifth place on Tour of Flanders debut". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. "2013 under-23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege results". VeloNews. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. "Uitslag Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23 -2014 - Sportwereld" [Result Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23 -2014 - Sportwereld]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Flemish). 19 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. "Meersman wins Handzame Classic". cyclingnews.com. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. "Boeckmans wins Le Samyn". cyclingnews.com. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
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