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 33)
Lommel, Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Garmin-Sharp
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2002
2003
Domo-Farm Frites
Quick Step-Davitamon-Latexco
Professional team(s)
2004
2005–2009
2010–
Relax-Bodysol
Davitamon-Lotto
Garmin-Transitions
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 Garmin-Sharp.[1][2] 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] In 2011, Vansummeren won the biggest race of his career, Paris–Roubaix.[4][5] 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.[6][7] He was victorious, despite riding the final 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) with a flat tire.[6]

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


Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[1][8][9]

2002
1st, Zellik–Galmaarden
2003
1st, Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2nd, Silver medal blank.svg UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd, Overall, Beverbeek Classic
2004
8th, Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens
9th, National Road Race Championships
10th, Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
2005
4th, Overall, Tour Down Under
2006
1st, Jersey green.svg Points classification, Tour of Britain
5th, National Road Race Championships
9th, Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2007
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Pologne
1st, Stage 7
1st, Stage 1 (TTT), Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2008
8th, Paris–Roubaix
2009
5th, Paris–Roubaix
2010
8th, National Road Race Championships
2011
1st, Paris–Roubaix
1st, Duo Normand (with Thomas Dekker)
2012
1st, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour of Qatar
9th, Paris–Roubaix
10th, Strade Bianche
2014
10th, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

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
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. ^ Andrew Hood (10 April 2011). "Johan Van Summeren wins 2011 Paris-Roubaix". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Johan van Summeren wins Paris-Roubaix Classic". BBC Sport (London, England: BBC). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Vansummeren wins Paris-Roubaix". Yahoo! (Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France: TF1 Group). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Johan Vansummeren at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "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