No. 007 - Christian Vandevelde
|Team: Team CSC |
DOB: 5/22/1976 | Age: 30
Hometown: Lemont, Ill
Residence: Boulder, CO
Height: 5' 11 | Weight: 152
Pro Since: 1998
NRC Rank: 89th
& Points: 150
UCI Rank: 174th
& Points: 3
Career SummaryIn his role as domestique, American Christian Vandevelde has ridden for two of the Tour de France teams that saw Lance Armstrong to victory. During the 2006 Tour de France, he rode support for team captains Carlos Sastre and Frank Schleck.
Vandevelde has recently had the opportunity to demonstrate his own talents. In 2006, he won the Tour of Luxembourg and in 2005, he won the mountains classification at the Benelux Tour.
Taking a page from his father John (Olympic an national track champion), Vandevelde got his start on the track. In 1997, he won the individual pursuit national track championships and was named USA Cycling Male Athlete of the Year and USCF Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
06 Amgen Tour of California
- 2006 1st overall Tour de Luxembourg; 9th Tour of California; 3rd stage 14 Tour de France
- 2005 1st mountains classification Benelux Tour
- 2002 1st stage 1 team time trial Volta a Catalunya
- 2001 4th overall Three Days of Panne
- 1999 1st UCI World Cup Individual Pursuit; 1st Best Young Rider, 3rd overall Four Days of Dunkerque; 1st overall Redlands Classic; 4th Circuit de la Sarthe
- 1997 1st US National Individual Pursuit Champion