Yves Lampaert aka. Lampy
Yves Lampaert became a cyclist at the age of 17. After 11 years of judo, he earned his black belt and wanted to do something different. His cousin was a good cyclist at the time, and he decided to follow in his footsteps. “Cycling is a hard sport, and I like to be on the road and see a lot of things while working. Also, the Classics are not far from my home, which makes me love them even more. I love to ride on the cobbles”. “Lampy”, as friends and teammates call him, is a son of a farmer, which helped him develop a love for nature.
In 2016, he proved to be an important asset for the team in many top races, Vuelta a España and the World Team Time Trial Championships being just two examples. “I feel that I’ve developed in the past season and became a more complete rider; I’m now much stronger in longer races, which is important for the Classics. I want to confirm this in 2017, to have a smooth season, work for the team and get some nice results for myself”, said Yves.
UCI Ranking: 82
#Top-10 positions: 17
Race distance covered: 12442 km
Days of racing: 83 days