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Roel is born on April 27th, 1976 in Hasselt, Belgium. When not travelling around the world, Roel is living partly in Zonhoven in Belgium and partly in Rasun Anterselva in Italy.
   
In 1993 Roel buys his first mountain bike and soon he is taking part in a few races and celebrates his first victories. In 1994 Roel joins the mountain bike club of the local bike-shop Ghislain Cycles. The owner Ghislain will become his first sponsor and devoted helper.

Teams:
1994                 Ghislain Cycles     
1995                 Ghislain Ritchey Pirana Bike Team
1996 – 1999     American Eagle
2000 – 2001     GT International
2002                 Lanabau Rainer-Wurz.com
2003 – 2004     Siemens Mobile Cannondale
2005 – 2006     Giant Racing Team
2007 – 2008     Cannondale Vredestein
2009 – 2010     Cannondale Factory Team
2013                 Torpado Surfingshop Team
2014 to 2016    Torpado Factory Team
2017                 RH Racing Team

Palmares:
2010
3rd - Sunshine Cup #1 XCO C1
2nd - Sunshine Cup #3
3rd - Racer Bikes Cup XCO C1
5th - Sea Otter Classic XCO
20th - UCI World Cup XCO #1 Dalby Forest GBR
14th - UCI World Cup XCO #2 Houffalize BEL
3rd - Belgacom Belgian GP C2
2nd - BL Bike The Rock HC Heubach GER
12th - UCI World Cup XCO#3 Offenburg GER
1st - Belgacom Belgian GP #3 C2 Verviers BEL
5th - The Prague Stairs, CZE
1st - Deer Valley USA
6th - Belgacom Belgian GP #4 C1 Averbode BEL

2009
World Champion Marathon
National Champion XCO
1st - UCI Marathon World Championships, Graz AUT
1st - Gunn-Rita Marathon XCM C1, Montebelluna  ITA
2nd - GP Roel Paulissen C2, Winterslag BEL
1st - Roc d'Azur Marathon 83km HC, Fréjus FRA
1st - Roc d'Azur Marathon 53km HC, Fréjus FRA

2008
World Champion Marathon
National Champion XCO
01. - Roc d’Azur HC, FRA
01. – Roc d’Azur Marathon, FRA
01. – Absa Cape Epic, RSA
01. – Sunshine Cup Cyprus, CYP
01. – Afxantia stage race, CYP
07. – UCI World Cup XCO #8 Canberra, AUS
07. – UCI World Championships XCO, ITA
08. -  UCI World Cup XCO #1, BEL
12. – UCI World Cup XCO #4, AND
19. – Olympic Games Beijing, CHI
22. – UCI World Cup XCO #5, GBR

2007
National Champion Marathon
02. – UCI World Championships Marathon, BEL
04. – Overall Ranking XCO
03. – UCI XCO #3 Champéry, SUI
04. – UCI XCO #4 Houffalize, BEL
05. – UCI XCO Maribor, SLO
01. – HC Bundesliga Heubach, GER
01. – Int. d’Italia Nalles, ITA
02. – S2 Cape Epic, RSA

2006
03. – UCI World Championships Marathon, FRA
01. – Sunshine Cup S2, CYP
02. – Sunshine Cup E1, CYP
02. – Sunshine Nals E1, ITA
02. – Val D’Arda Bike E1, ITA
04. – UCI XCO #1 Curacao
05. – UCI XCO #2 Madrid, ESP
05. – UCI XCO #3 Spa Francorchamps, BEL

2005
01. – UCI XCM #8 Roc d’Azur, FRA
01. – Cape Epic, RSA
01. – Voroklini Int. E1, CYP
02. – UCI XCO #1 Spa Francorchamps, BEL
02. – UCI XCO #6 Santa Catarina, BRA
03. – Larnaca E1, CYP
03. – Roc d’Azur Fréjus EHC, FRA

2004
01. – 1st in UCI Ranking
National Champion
01. – UCI XCO Houffalize, BEL
01. – UCI XCO Livigno, ITA
04. – Olympic Games, GRE
04. – UCI World Championships XCO, FRA

2003
National Champion
01. – UCI XCO Grouse Mountain, CAN
03. – UCI World Championships XCO, ITA

2002
National Champion
01. – Overall Europe Cup
03. – European Championships, SUI

2001
03. – UCI World Cup, AUT
05. – UCI World Cup, SUI

2000
National Champion
03. – European Championships, NED
19. – Olympic Games, AUS

1999
04. – UCI World Championships XCO, SWE
05. – Tour VTT, FRA
06. – UCI World Cup St. Wendel, GER

1998
02. – European Championships, BEL
03. – UCI World Championships XCO, CAN

1996
17. – Oympic Games, USA
15. – UCI World Cup Houffalize, BEL

Roel

results 2016

08.05.2016
1st - Val di Non Bike, ITA

30.04.2016
5th - Rocky Mountain Marathon, Riva, ITA

24.04.2016
2nd - Tiliment, ITA

03.04.2016
1st - Gavarres Extreme, ESP

20.03.2016
8th - GF South Garda, ITA

06.03.2016
5th - Bardolino Bike, ITA

results 2015

09.10.2015
5th - Canyon Roc Marathon, Frejus, FRA

27.09.2015
8th - Gimondi Bike, ITA

20.09.2015
2nd - Sasso MTB Race, ITA

12.09.2015
5th - Red Bull Dolomitenmann, Lienz, AUT

06.09.2015
4th - 3Epic Marathon, ITA

02.08.2015
1st - La Vecia Ferovia, ITA

27.07.2015
1st - Ironbike, AUT

28.06.2015
8th - World Championships, ITA

14.06.2015
3rd - Alpentour, AUT

06.06.2015
1st - Ortlerbike, ITA

10.05.2015
12th - European Championships Marathon, Singen, GER

03.05.2015
1st - Val di Non Bike, ITA

19.04.2015
12th - MTB Garda Marathon, ITA

29.03.2015
9th - GF South Garda, ITA

12.04.2015
2nd - Prosecchissima, ITA

results 2014

12.10.2014
8th - Roc d'Azur Classic

10.10.2014
6th - Roc d'Azur Marathon

05.10.2014
2nd - 3T Bike, ITA

14.09.2014
12th - Val di Fassa Bike, ITA

03.08.2014
4th - La Vecia Ferovia, ITA

26.07.2014
6th - Ischgl Ironbike, AUT

19.07.2014
4th - Plandecorones MTB, ITA

29.06.2014
7th - UCI Marathon World Championships, RSA

22.06.2014
3rd - Sellaronda Hero, ITA

12. - 15.06.2014
3rd - Alpentour, stage race, AUT

08.06.2014
3rd - GF Atestina Superbike, ITA

10.05.2014
1st - Da Piazza A Piazza, ITA

03.05.2014
5th - Rocky Mountain Marathon Ronda Extrema, Garda, ITA

13.04.2014
1st - Tiliment Marathona Bike, ITA


23. - 30.03.2014
4th - Absa Cape Epic, RSA
1st - stage 5
3rd - stage 7

16.03.2014
2nd - GF Muretto di Alassio, ITA

results 2013

19 - 26.10.2013
5th - Brasil Ride, team stage race, BRA

13.10.2013
10th - Roc d'Azur Classic, FRA

11.10.2013
12th - Roc d'Azur Marathon, UCI XCM Series, FRA

05.10.2013
7th - Kompressor Cup MTB, BEL

15.09.2013
DNF (missed the course) - Val di Sole Bike

08.09.2013
8th -
Val di Fassa Bike, UCI XCM Series, ITA

07.09.2013
8th - Dolomitenmann, Team Relay Race, AUT

...

04.08.2013
6th - La Vecia Ferrovia, ITA

21.07.2013
2nd
- Terre Rosse, ITA

14.07.2013
2nd
- Plan de Corones MTB Race, ITA

06.07.2013
7th
- Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike, UCI XCM Marathon Series, ITA

30.06.2013
19th
- UCI XCM Marathon World Championships, AUT

23.06.2013
6th
- Sellaronda Hero, UCI XCM Maraton Series, ITA

09.06.2013
4th
- Dolomitenradrundfahrt, AUT

02.06.2013
???- Casentino Bike , ITA

12.05.2013
1st - Val di Non Bike, ITA

21.04.2013
3rd - GF Città del Garda, ITA

14.04.2013
1st - Prosecchissima, ITA

17.-24.03.2013
10th - Absa Cape Epic, RSA

24.02.2013
3rd - MTB Valle Zignago, ITA

results 2013

19 - 26.10.2013
5th - Brasil Ride, team stage race, BRA

13.10.2013
10th - Roc d'Azur Classic, FRA

11.10.2013
12th - Roc d'Azur Marathon, UCI XCM Series, FRA

05.10.2013
7th - Kompressor Cup MTB, BEL

15.09.2013
DNF (missed the course) - Val di Sole Bike

08.09.2013
8th -
Val di Fassa Bike, UCI XCM Series, ITA

07.09.2013
8th - Dolomitenmann, Team Relay Race, AUT

...

04.08.2013
6th - La Vecia Ferrovia, ITA

21.07.2013
2nd
- Terre Rosse, ITA

14.07.2013
2nd
- Plan de Corones MTB Race, ITA

06.07.2013
7th
- Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike, UCI XCM Marathon Series, ITA

30.06.2013
19th
- UCI XCM Marathon World Championships, AUT

23.06.2013
6th
- Sellaronda Hero, UCI XCM Maraton Series, ITA

09.06.2013
4th
- Dolomitenradrundfahrt, AUT

02.06.2013
???- Casentino Bike , ITA

12.05.2013
1st - Val di Non Bike, ITA

21.04.2013
3rd - GF Città del Garda, ITA

14.04.2013
1st - Prosecchissima, ITA

17.-24.03.2013
10th - Absa Cape Epic, RSA

24.02.2013
3rd - MTB Valle Zignago, ITA

former results II

11.10.2009
1st - Roc d'Azur Marathon 53km HC, Fréjus FRA

09.10.2009
1st - Roc d'Azur Marathon 83km HC, Fréjus FRA

27.09.2009
2nd - GP Roel Paulissen C2, Winterslag BEL

19.09.2009
7th - UCI World Cup XCO #8, Schladming AUT

13.09.2009
18th - UCI World Cup XCO #7, Champéry SUI

05.09.2009
16th - UCI XCO World Championships, Canberra AUS

23.08.2009
1st - UCI Marathon World Championships, Graz AUT

02.08.2009
41st - UCI World Cup XCO #6, Bromont CAN

26.07.2009
35th - UCI World Cup XCO #5, Mont Ste. Anne CAN

19.07.2009
1st - Belgian National Championships XCO, Malmedy BEL

12.07.2009

31st - European Championships, Zoetermeer  NED

28.06.2009
1st - Gunn-Rita Marathon XCM C1, Montebelluna  ITA

14.06.2009

3rd - Gonso Albstadt Classic Bundesliga #4 GER

24.05.2009
10th - UCI World Cup XCO #4, Madrid ESP

17.05.2009
7th - Bundesliga HC, Heubach GER

10.05.2009
7th - Belgacom MTB Official Benelux Champs, Averbode BEL

03.05.2009
10th - UCI World Cup XCO #3, Houffalize BEL

26.04.2009
7th - UCI World Cup XCO #2, Offenburg GER

11.04.2009
9th - UCI World Cup XCO #1, Pietermaritzburg RSA

05.04.2009
8th - Marlene Sunshine Race C1 Int. d'Italia #2, Nals/Nalles ITA

22.03.2009

3rd - Lessinia Legend, ITA

15.03.2009
DNF - Montichiari C1 Int. d'Italia #1, ITA (out with stomach problems)

01.03.2009

2nd - Maremma Cup 2009, ITA