Bram Tankink

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Bram Tankink
Bram Tankink, Tour of California 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Bram Tankink
Nickname The Tank, The Beast from the East
Born (1978-12-03) 3 December 1978 (age 35)
Haaksbergen, the Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Team information
Current team Belkin Pro Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Domo-Farm Frites
Quick Step-Davitamon
Major wins
1st stage Tour of Germany (2005)
Infobox last updated on
1 January 2014

Bram Tankink (born 3 December 1978) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. Born in Haaksbergen, Tankink started his career as a mountainbiker, but in 1999 he became a road rider. In 2000 he became Dutch champion of the espoirs which resulted in a professional contract for 2001 at Domo-Farm Frites. He stayed with this team for two years until he and a few others from this team went over to Quick Step. Tankink usually acted as a helper in this team, hardly ever racing for his own success. But he was so much appreciated that the team allowed him to participate in the 2005 Tour de France which he finished in good form. After the Tour he played an important part in the victory of Filippo Pozzato at the HEW Cyclassics 2005 in Hamburg and during the 2005 Deutschland Tour he won the first stage from Attenburg to Plauen. Tankink also won several criteria after the Tour.

Tankink joined Rabobank in 2008.


1999 (U23)
3rd Turul Romaniei
2000 (U23)
1st National Road Race Championships
2nd Mainfranken Tour
2nd Ster der Beloften
3rd Profronde van Stiphout
1st Profronde van Maastricht
3rd Profronde van Oostvoorne
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour
1st Profronde van Almelo
3rd GP Buchholz
3rd Profronde van Stiphout
1st Mijl van Mares
2nd Profronde van Almelo
3rd Acht van Chaam
1st Profronde van Maastricht
1st GP Jef Scherens
1st Profronde van Wierden
3rd Profronde van Heerlen
2nd Profronde van Zwolle
3rd Profronde van Zwolle
3rd Tour of Belgium
5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Harelbeke
5th Brabantse Pijl
9th Ruddervoorde Koerse

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