Julien Vermote is an impressively strong Belgian rider who became renowned for the amount of time he spent riding on the front of the Tour de France peloton in 2017. Vermote was instrumental in delivering Marcel Kittel to all 5 TdF stage wins last year.
Vermote is much more than just a diesel engine eating up kilometres on the front though. The Belgian has always been a super domestique during the cobble classics, riding in service of riders like Boonen and Gilbert. His overall GC win at the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen is proof that given the opportunity, Vermote can be a race winner during the classics. Our African Team looks forward to seeing this side of Vermote in 2018 before going on to support Mark Cavendish throught he rest of the season.
Birth Place: Belgium
Turned Professional: 2011
Rider Type: Classics Specialist / Super Domestique
5th GC Baloise Belgium Tour
9th GC Tour of Britain
Stage 2 Tour of Britain
8th GC Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Stage Tour of Britain
5th Omloop van het Houtland
8th De Brabantse Pijl
GC Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen