Ronde van Belgie                  

Achievements year by year, with personal comments and an overview of the season highlight per year:

2014 | Belkin Pro Cycling Team

– Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (World Tour): 4 (stage 1), 4 (stage 5)
– Baskenland / Pais Vasco (World Tour): 5 (stage 2), 5 (stage 3)
– Amstel Gold Race
(World Tour): 26
– Fleche Wallonne
(World Tour): 13
– Liege-Bastogne-Liege
(World Tour): 45
Ronde van België | 1 (stage 5)
Ronde van Limburg | 2
– Ster ZLM Toer | 6 (stage 3), 3 (stage 4), 4 (GC)

Last update: 23-6-2014

For all results, have a look at ProCyclingStats link: http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?&id=140400&season=2014

2013 | Blanco / Belkin Pro Cycling Team

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Volta Algarve 1, 19 (GC) Europe
Volta Limburg Classic 3 Europe
Baskenland World
Amstel Gold Race 30 World
Fleche Wallonne 20 World
Liege Bastogne Liege 55 World
Giro d’Italia 3, 5, 13, 63 (GC) World
Skoda Tour de Luxembourg 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 (GC) Europe
Nat. Champ. Germany 8 Europe
Clasica San Sebastian 87 World
Tour de Wallonie 6,5,6 9 (GC) Europe
Arctic Race of Norway 2, 5 (GC), 3 (MountC) Europe
GP Cycliste de Montréal 23 World
GP Cycliste de Montréal 14 World

For all results, have a look at ProCyclingStats link: http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?&id=140400&season=2013

2012 | Rabobank

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Volta Algarve 16, 18, 15 Europe
Milan San Remo 61 World
Baskenland 16 World
Fleche Brabanconne 33 Europe
Amstel Gold Race 16 World
Fleche Wallonne 82 World
Tour of California 11 American
Critérium du Dauphiné 14, 7 World
German Championships 4
Classica San Sebastian 36 World
Tour de Pologne 30 World
Vuelta a Burgos 1 Europe
Vattenfall Cyclassics 26 World
GP Plouay 40 World
World Championships 37
GP de Quebec 12 World
GP de Montreal 18 World

Comment Paul: For me 2012 felt as the worst year of my career. Especially because my expectations were really high. Afterwards I think I was a bit overtrained in the winter and therefore I couldn’t get the results I wanted in the classics.

2011 | Rabobank

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 18 World
Baskenland 3 World
Fleche Brabanconne 14 Europe
Amstel Gold Race 10 World
Fleche Wallonne 10 World
Liege Bastogne Liege 13 World
Tour of California 4 American
Critérium du Dauphiné 4, 11 World
Tour de Pologne 4, 20 (GC: 33) World
Vuelta a España 8, 1 day mountain jersey World
World Championships
Tour of Beijing 6 | GC: 20 World

Comment Paul: Although I suffered nearly whole winter with knee problems, I managed to be in perfect shape during the classic period.

2010 | Rabobank

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Ruta del Sol 8, 8, 8 Europe
Tirreno Adriatico 2, 18 (GC: 26) World
Milan San Remo 15 World
E3 Harelbeke 8 World
Baskenland 10, 9 (GC: 65) World
Fleche Brabanconne 4 Europe
Amstel Gold Race 11 World
Fleche Wallonne 84 World
Liege Bastogne Liege 15 World
Tour of California 5, 7 American
Critérium du Dauphiné 9, crashed DNF World
GP Jeff Scherens 6 Europe
Paris Brussel 4 Europe
GP Wallonie 1 Europe
World Championships 25
GP Beghelli 4 Europe

Comment Paul: 2010 has been my most successful year so far. Only a hard crash in Dauphiné forced me to have a break of nearly 3 months of racing. But I came back strong winning GP Wallonie before Ricco and Evans.

2009 | Rabobank

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Mallorca Challenge 9 Europe
Haut-Var 13 Europe
Groene Hart 11 Europe
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 7, 6 World
Baskenland 11, 12 World
Fleche Brabanconne 17 Europe
Amstel Gold Race 32 World
Liege Bastogne Liege 32 World
Frankfurt City Loop 5 Europe
Sachsen Tour 2, 9, 7 (GC: 8) Europe
Tour de Limousin 3, 9, 3 (GC: 18) Europe
GP Plouay 3 World
World Championships 103
Giro del Piemonte 6 Europe

Comment Paul: I was still more a helper in most of the races. As you can see in the results I got more freedom in the second part of the season, where I got some nice results. Especially my third place in the World Tour race GP Plouay.

2008 | Rabobank

Race: Result: Pro / Europe Tour:
Giro d’Italia 4 Pro
Ster ZLM Tour 2, 5, 6 (GC: 6) Europe
German Championships 11
Sachsen Tour 5, 9 (GC: 8) Europe
Tour de Pologne 20 Pro
Regio Tour 7, 7, 7, 8 (GC: 6) Europe
Deutschland Tour 8, 12 Pro
Coppa Sabatini 10 Europe
GP Beghelli 20 Europe

Comment Paul: In my first year on a ProTour Team, I felt the big step between Europe Tour and ProTour. Especially in the Giro I suffered a lot, but I became stronger and afterwards I was capable of getting some results.

2007 | Skil-Shimano

Race: Result: Pro / Europe Tour:
Circuit de la Sarthre 19 Europe
Ruta del Sol 6 Europe
Eneco Tour 9, 14 ITT (GC: 9) Pro
Rund um die Hainleite 3 Europe
Rheinlandpfalz Rundfahrt 2, 4 ( GC: 5) Europe
Luxemburg Rundfahrt 3, 3 (GC: 4) Europe
Ster-Elektro Tour 1 (GC: 2) Europe

Comment Paul: In my second year as a pro, I was most of the time the captain of my team. In a lot of smaller stage races I competed for the GC. The Ster Electro Tour I lost the last day with only 2 seconds.

2006 | Skil-Shimano

Race: Result: World / Europe Tour:
Fleche Brabanconne 19 Europe
Tour de Picardie 4 Europe
Rheinlandpfalz Rundfahrt 4 Europe
Luxemburg Rundfahrt 1 Europe
Osterreich Rundfahrt 6 (ITT) Europe
Munsterland-Giro 1 Europe

Comment Paul: In the beginning of my first year as a professional I had to get used to the high level. My 2 victories were nice surprises without having high expectations. After this season I felt I could be ready for the ProTour.

Yearly season highlight:

2012 2011 2010 2009
Baskenland 16 3 10, 9 (GC: 65) 11, 12
Fleche Brabanconne 14 4 17
Amstel Gold Race 33 10 11 32
Fleche de Wallonie 16 10 84
Liege Bastogne Liege 82 13 15 32

Interesting links: UCI World Tour calender 2013 UCI Europe Tour calender 2013