Jasper Philipsen: 21 things you didn't know about him

The sprinter shares a hometown with one of Belgium's finest cycling talents

Bike rider called Jasper Philipsen competes in a blue jersey in a bike race
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Date of birth02/03/1998Row 0 - Cell 2
BornMol, BelgiumRow 1 - Cell 2
NationalityBelgianRow 2 - Cell 2
NicknameJasper The DisasterRow 3 - Cell 2
Height1.76m Row 4 - Cell 2
Weight75kgRow 5 - Cell 2
ResidesHam, BelgiumRow 6 - Cell 2
PartnerMelanie PeetermansRow 7 - Cell 2
Turned pro2018Row 8 - Cell 2
TeamAlpecin-DeceuninckRow 9 - Cell 2
BikeCanyon AeroadRow 10 - Cell 2
UCI race wins28Row 11 - Cell 2
Twitter@JasperPhilipsenRow 12 - Cell 2
Instagram@jasperphilipsenRow 13 - Cell 2

Jasper Philipsen is one of the fastest sprinters on the circuit right now. Born in the cycling heartlands of Belgium, he’s often overshadowed by Remco Evenepoel and Wout van Aert in his home country, but his palmarès speaks for itself. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.