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183 cm
72 kg

Iljo's biography

Pro since: 2005
Victories: 59
Style of rider: Track rider, sprinter
Nickname: Jolly Jumper
Hobbies: Sleeping,  shopping,  music
My favourite race: Six Days of Gent, Paris-Roubaix
Personal website:  
Twitter name: @Iljokeisse 

In 2014 Iljo once again had the honor of the first and last victories of the season for his team, winning Six Days of Rotterdam along with Niki Terpstra, and Six-Days Zurich alongside Mark Cavendish. Iljo has close ties to the track, especially the one in Ghent, the city where he was born and where he has already won the Six Days five times. In recent years, Iljo, who is married to An-Sofie and father to Jules and René, has also proven to be an outstanding rider on the road, a discipline to which he has now dedicated himself almost entirely with the exception of the occasional winning foray onto the track. He won Châteauroux - Classic de l'Indre in 2014. Between all of the moments he was a great supporter for his teammates.

In 2015 Iljo will again be a key team player, giving his support - significant in both quality and quantity - to the team, but without neglecting to seek victory for himself if the occasion presents itself, as in 2012 when he won an unforgettable stage of the Tour of Turkey.

Stats 2015

UCI Ranking: 130
#Wins: 3 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 6 (More info)
Race distance covered: 14643.7 km
Days of racing: 91 days


Tour of Qatar 765.9 km 6 days
Tour of Oman 837.5 km 5 days
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite 200.2 km 1 days
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 193 km 1 days
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 273.35 km 3 days
Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic 197.7 km 1 days
Handzame Classic 198.6 km 1 days
Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports 196.1 km 1 days
Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre 200.2 km 1 days
E3 Harelbeke 107.65 km 1 days
Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 520.7 km 3 days
Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres 264.9 km 1 days
Paris - Roubaix 253.5 km 1 days
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 1252 km 8 days
Giro d'Italia 3502 km 21 days
Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk 750.1 km 5 days
Halle Ingooigem 198.8 km 1 days
National Championships Belgium - Road Race 126 km 1 days
Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic 200 km 1 days
Czech Cycling Tour 542.3 km 4 days
Vuelta a Espana 3358.1 km 21 days
World Championships - Road Race 130.7 km 1 days
Sparkassen Münsterland Giro 179.9 km 1 days
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 194.5 km 1 days
Total 14643.7 km 91 days

Iljo's victories

2005 (6)
Six days of Gent, Grenoble and Fiorenzuola d`Arda, European champion madison (+ Matthew Gilmore), World Cup Madison Moscow (+ Matthew Gilmore) Mere and Aalter.

2006 (3)
Six days of Hasselt, European track champion derny and National track champion points race.

2007 (7)
Six days of Gent, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, National track champion madison (+ Kenny de Ketele), National track champion points race, Vichte and Reningelst.

2008 (10)
Six days of Gent, Munich, Stuttgart and Bremen, National and European track champion madison (+ Kenny de Ketele), National track champion points race, Vichte, Wetteren and Waregem.

2009 (12)
Deinze, Sleidinge, Massemen, Beveren-Leie, Oordegem, Oosterzele, Rotterdam, Evergem-Belzele, Zomergem, Lede, Wachtebeke and Destelbergen.

2010 (3)
Six days of Rotterdam (+ Danny Stam), Six days of Gent (+ Peter Schep) and National track champion derny.

2011 (4)
Six days of Amsterdam (+ Niki Terpstra), European track champion madison (+ Kenny de Ketele), Six days of Grenoble (+ Morgan Kneisky) and Six days of Zurich (+ Franco Marvulli)

2012 (4)
Six Days Copenhagen (+ Marc Hester), 7th Stage Tour of Turkey, 4 Days Grenoble (+ Kenny de Ketele) and Six Days of Gent (+ Glenn O`Shea).

2013 (4)
Six days of Rotterdam (+ Niki Terpstra), 4 Days of Grenoble (+ Jasper de Buyst), Belgian track championships madison (+ Jasper de Buyst) and scratch.

2014 (3)
Six days of Rotterdam (+ Niki Terpstra), Châteauroux - Classic de l'Indre, 6-Tagerennen Zürich (+ Mark Cavendish)

2015 (3)
Six days of Rotterdam (+ Niki Terpstra), Ronde van Zeeland Seaports, 21st stage Giro d`Italia

Iljo's previous teams

2015: Etixx - Quick Step (WT)
2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: Quickstep Cycling Team (WT)
2010: Quickstep - Innergetic (WT)
2008: Chocolade Jacques / Topsport Vlaanderen (PCT)
2007: Chocolade Jacques / Topsport Vlaanderen (PCT)
2006: Chocolade Jacques / Topsport Vlaanderen (PCT)
2005: Chocolade Jacques - T Interim (PCT)

Iljo's news

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Iljo Keisse earned the Combativity/Most Aggressive rider award in the 167.3km 5th Stage of La Vuelta a España on Wednesday, from Rota to Alcalá de Guadaira.

Etixx - Quick-Step has announced the selection that will participate in La Vuelta a España. La Vuelta is a three-week, 3356.1km stage race and the last grand tour of the 2015 season. The race begins on August 22nd and ends on the 13th of September.

Etixx - Quick-Step riders Gianni Meersman and Iljo Keisse were in a seven-rider escape group, and eventually in a three-rider selection, that was caught with 5km left to race at the 190.5km Ster ZLM Toer Jan van Heeswijk Stage 2 on Friday in Buchten.

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