Historic Overview Laurens de Vreese
Laurens De Vreese (born 29 September 1988) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Astana. De Vreese was the 2010 Belgian national champion for the road race for riders under 23 years of age, winning the title in Hooglede.
Born in Ghent, De Vreese has competed as a professional since the start of the 2011 season, riding as a member of the Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator squad. At the 2012 running of Liège–Bastogne–Liège, De Vreese was one of a number of riders to be disqualified from the event as a result of taking a short-cut.
De Vreese left Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise at the end of the 2013 season and joined Wanty–Groupe Gobert for the 2014 season. Subsequently in August 2014, Astana announced that De Vreese had signed a one year deal with the squad for 2015. He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.