Yannick Eijssen (BEL)

Turned pro


Date of birth

June 26, 1989

Place of birth

Leuven, Belgium




Kerkhoven, Belgium


5 ft 8 inch / 174 cm


132 lbs / 60 kg

Bio snapshot

Valuable member of the BMC Racing Team who helped Philippe Gilbert win the Tour of Beijing and the Ster ZLM Toer, Tejay van Garderen win the USA Pro Challenge, Cadel Evans win Giro del Trentino and Taylor Phinney win the Dubai Tour ... 2013: Earned career-best, third-place finish with solo effort on Stage 5 of Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah that also won him "most aggressive rider" honors on the day ... Finished 10th on summit finish of Green Mountain (Stage 4) and helped win team classification at Tour of Oman ... Helped win team time trial and team classification at Tour of Qatar ... 2012: Earned "most aggressive rider" honors on Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 ... Helped Cadel Evans win Critérium International ... Member of winning team time trial squad at Giro del Trentino ... Finished first grand tour started (Vuelta a España) … 2011: Scored fifth place finish after figuring in day-long breakaway at Tour of Austria … First Belgian to win Under 23 Ronde de l'Isard (2010) … Runner-up at 2010 Under 23 national road championships … Led 2010 Tour de l'Avenir after winning the first mountain stage. 

Specialties and Strengths

Climbing, stage racing

Top 10 results 2014

Aug. 11

Tour of Utah, Stage 7


May 9

Giro d'Italia, Stage 1 TTT


April 22

Giro del Trentino, Stage 1 TTT    


Career Highlights


1st, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour of Qatar (QAT)
3rd, Stage 5, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)
8th, Stage 1 (TTT), Vuelta a España (ESP)
10th, Stage 4, Tour of Oman (OMA)


1st, Stage 1 (TTT), Giro del Trentino (ITA) 
4th, Stage 1 (TTT), Vuelta a España (ESP) 
8th, Stage 4, Tour of Austria (AUT) 


5th, Stage 5, Tour of Austria (AUT)