|Full name Kris Boeckmans|
2008–2009 Team Davo
2007 CLC Team Ingelmunster
Weight 72 kg
|Rider type Sprinter|
Height 1.80 m
Name Kris Boeckmans
|Born 13 February 1987 (age 28)
Malle, Belgium (1987-02-13) |
2009 Silence-Lotto (stagiaire)
Role Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Similar People Thomas De Gendt, Gianni Meersman, Jens Debusschere, Kenny Dehaes, Jurgen Roelandts
Current team Team Omega Pharma-Lotto
Circuit Zolder , Timetrail laps compilation video "filmed by kris boeckmans"
Kris Boeckmans (born 13 February 1987) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.
Born in Malle, Boeckmans has competed as a professional since the second half of the 2009 season, competing for the Silence–Lotto team as a stagiaire. He joined Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator for the start of the 2010 season, remaining with the team until the end of 2011, when he joined the Vacansoleil–DCM squad for the 2012 season. Boeckmans made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Tour de France, where he was earmarked as one of the squad's main sprint contenders, along with Kenny van Hummel; Boeckmans took his first top ten placing on stage 4, when he finished eighth on the stage.
After two years with Vacansoleil–DCM, Boeckemans left the team at the end of the 2013 season, to join Lotto–Belisol. He started the 2015 Vuelta a España. However, on the eighth stage, he was involved in a large crash: he was drinking from a bidon and hit a hole in the road, falling hard to the ground. According to Cyclingnews.com, he suffered "facial trauma and fractures, a concussion, broken ribs and a punctured lung" and was placed into an induced coma. He was kept in the coma for over a week and was eventually discharged around four weeks after the crash, following major facial surgery in Belgium.