Johan Vansummeren

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Johan Vansummeren
Johan Vansummeren CD 2011.jpg
Vansummeren at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
Personal information
Full name Johan Vansummeren
Nickname Summie
Born (1981-02-04) 4 February 1981 (age 34)
Lommel, Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Ag2r-La Mondiale
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2002 Domo-Farm Frites
2003 Quick Step-Davitamon-Latexco
Professional team(s)
2004 Relax-Bodysol
2005–2009 Davitamon-Lotto
2010–2014 Garmin-Transitions
2015- Ag2r-La Mondiale
Major wins
Paris–Roubaix (2011)
Tour de Pologne (2007)
Infobox last updated on
5 April 2014

Johan Vansummeren (born 4 February 1981) is a Belgian professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Ag2r-La Mondiale.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Vansummeren was born, raised, and resides in Lommel, Flanders, Belgium.[1]

After two seasons in the amateur ranks, Vansummeren turned professional with Relax-Bodysol in 2004.[1]

Although Vansummeren's role is primarily that of a domestique, he competes as a team captain during the classic season.[3][4] In 2011, Vansummeren won the biggest race of his career, Paris–Roubaix.[5][6] Vansummeren won the race after escaping from three other riders with 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) remaining, winning by nineteen seconds at the velodrome in Roubaix.[7][8] He was victorious, despite riding the final 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) with a flat tire.[7][9]

Vansummeren signed with AG2R La Mondiale for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.[10]

Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[1][11][12]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 136 109 62 86 90 29 147 74
golden jersey Vuelta 35 70 79 88 118
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
IP In Progress
WD Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Profile of Johan Vansummeren". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour (Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale). Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (10 April 2011). "Double celebration for Van Summeren at Paris-Roubaix". Cyclingnews.com (Bath, England: Future plc). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Daniel Benson (2 February 2010). "Summer loving: Johan Van Summeren's love for the Classics". Cyclingnews.com (Bath, England: Future plc). Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Andrew Hood (10 April 2011). "Johan Van Summeren wins 2011 Paris-Roubaix". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Johan van Summeren wins Paris-Roubaix Classic". BBC Sport (London, England: BBC). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Vansummeren wins Paris-Roubaix". Yahoo! (Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France: TF1 Group). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  8. ^ John MacLeary (10 April 2011). "Johan Van Summeren upsets odds to win 'the hell of the north' ahead of Fabian Cancellara". The Daily Telegraph (London, England: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Van Summeren takes surprise Paris-Roubaix victory". Cycling Weekly (London, England: Time Inc. UK). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Report: Vansummeren to Ag2r-La Mondiale". Cyclingnews.com (Bath, England: Future plc). 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Johan Vansummeren at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Johan Vansummeren at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stefan Schumacher
Tour de Pologne
2007
Succeeded by
Jens Voigt