Date of Birth: 14/03/1990
Place of Birth: Gent, Belgium
Disciplines: Road, Track
Jolien D’hoore was born on the 14 December, 1990 in Gent, Belgium. D’hoore picked up cycling at the age of twelve after having competed in athletics since she was six. One of the guys in her athletics club had successfully switched to cycling, so, that seemed like a good reason for Jolien to follow the same path. Following Jolien’s introduction to cycling, everything went fast for the youngster. Jolien went to a few cycling races as a spectator, applied for a racing licence and immediately started competing in races. That was the start of an already beautiful career for D’hoore.
Jolien D’hoore has always been a talented athlete. On the track she collected several Elite national titles while she was still a junior back in 2008. Later that year she became the Junior Road World Champion in South Africa and also won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the European Championships, together with Evelyn Arys and Jessie Daams. In 2009, at the age of 18, D’hoore turned pro with the Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley team and raced for them for the next four years before switching to Lotto-Belisol Ladies team in 2013.
In 2012 D’hoore (who has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences) was fifth in the Omnium at the Olympic Games in London, and won her first Belgium national road title. From that point D’hoore continued to develop herself into a very all-round athlete. In 2014 Jolien won five major UCI races including the National Championship, two stages in the BeNe Ladies Tour, a stage in the Boels Rental Ladies Tour and the Diamond Tour. In addition, Jolien won the Omnium at the Guadelajara World Cup in Mexico and, finished second in the Omnium at both the European Track Championships in Guadeloupe and the London
In 2015 the double Belgian road champion Jolien D’hoore left the Lotto Belisol Ladies team. After two years with Belgium’s top women’s team, D’hoore joined the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling team as first ever Belgian. In her first season with the team D’hoore was the most winning athlete with 13 UCI wins including two World Cups (Drenthe and Sweden) and another Belgian road title, her third in her career.
But 2016 was absolutely the best season to date for D’hoore collecting a bronze medal in the Omnium at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a gold medal in the Madison at the European Championships. She also won 7 road races including the BeNe Ladies Tour, Diamond Tour and the World Tour race in Madrid. In 2017 D’hoore will focus fully on the road again.
2017 Omloop van het Hageland
2016 European Champion Madison (With Lotte Kopecky)
2016 La Madrid Challenge
2016 Bronze medal at the Olympic Games (Omnium)
2016 Overall BeNe Ladies Tour
2016 3 stage wins BeNe Ladies Tour
2016 Flanders Diamond Tour
2016 Stage win Tour de Feminin – Krasna Lipa
2016 4x National Track Champion (500 mt/Scratch/Points Race/Ind. Pursuit)
2015 World Cup Open de Suede Vargarda
2015 World Cup Ronde van Drenthe
2015 4x Belgian National Track Champion
2012, 2014, 2015 Belgian National Road Champion
2014 Diamond Tour
2014 Two stages BeNe Ladies Tour
2014 5th stage Holland Ladies Tour
2014 1st Track World Cup Mexico (Omnium)
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