Wouter Weylandt

Wouter Weylandt ( born September 27, 1984 in Ghent; † 9 May 2011 Mezzanego ) was a Belgian racing cyclist.


Wouter Weylandt won the 2004 U23 edition of the GP Waregem. In the autumn he then drove for Quick · Step - Innergetic internships and then got a professional contract with the ProTour team for next season. In 2005 he won the Belgian GP Briek Scot. In the Eneco Tour 2006, he was on a stage of third parties in a mass sprint, four seconds behind the runaway Manuel Quinziato. His greatest successes came with stage wins at the Vuelta a España in 2008 and the Giro d' Italia 2010.

For the 2011 season changed Weylandt of Quick Step to the newly formed Leopard Trek team.

Fatal Accident

On 9 May 2011 Weylandt crashed during the Giro d' Italia on the descent of the Passo del Bocco around 25 kilometers from the finish of the third stage in Rapallo difficult. While he was oriented to the rear in order to ascertain the current race situation, he brushed a wall with the left pedal or the left side of the handlebar and was thus about 20 meters far flung to the other side of the road where he collided with another object. Weylandt suffered while a fractured skull and died despite immediately initiated resuscitation still at the accident site.


He was, until his death in a relationship with his partner An- Sophie De Graeve. She gave birth on September 1, 2011, the daughter Alizée.



  • Grand Prix Waregem U23


  • Grand Prix Briek Scotsman




  • Le Samyn
  • A stage of Three Days of West Flanders


  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia
  • A stage Circuit Franco -Belge


  • 2005 Quick · Step
  • 2006 Quick · Step - Innergetic
  • 2007 Quick · Step - Innergetic
  • 2008 Quick Step
  • 2009 Quick Step
  • 2010 Quick Step
  • 2011 Team Leopard-Trek