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Edward Planckaert

A few months before joining Alpecin-Fenix in 2021, Edward Planckaert was a victim of a hit-and-run accident. He suffered severe injuries and was left behind in a ditch. His months-long recovery to become a full pro again, is perhaps his most praiseworthy achievement. He has since grown into a valued lead-out man for our sprinters: Edward was part of the 2021 Vuelta and 2022 Tour de France teams that saw Jasper Philipsen take several stage wins. And he himself showed his puncheur's skills last year in the opening stage of the Tour of Burgos, his first victory as a pro cyclist.

    • Date of birth :
    • 1 February 1995
    • Place of birth :
    • Kortrijk, Belgium
    • Height :
    • 1m78
    • Weight :
    • 71kg
    • Professional :
    • Since 2017
    • At Alpecin-Fenix :
    • Since 2021


Favourite training area: Mallorca

Favourite one-day race: Paris-Roubaix

Favourite stage race: Vuelta a España

Childhood sports hero: Robbie McEwen

Best warm-up music: DJ Pat B

Favourite healthy food: Rice with pesto and tuna

Favourite cheat meal: Real Belgian fries

Hobbies: Fixing things around the house