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 2015
Pink jersey Giro - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - 136 109 62 86 90 29 - 147 - 74
golden jersey Vuelta 35 - - - - - - 70 79 88 118

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

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