Laurens ten Dam
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Ten Dam at the 2011 Tour de France
|Full name||Laurens ten Dam|
13 November 1980 |
Bedum, the Netherlands
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)|
|Current team||Team LottoNL - Jumbo|
|Infobox last updated on
20 December 2014
A native of the village of Zuidwolde in Groningen, Ten Dam has been racing since 2002. A decent climber, Ten Dam was able to finish in the top ten in many races including the Volta a Catalunya in 2007, The Tour Down Under, the Tour of California, and the Tour de Suisse in 2011. He also won the Mountains Classification in the Tour of Romandie in 2009.
In 2012, Ten Dam finished 8th in the Vuelta a Espana, his best grand tour finish to date.
In 2013 Tour de France, Ten Dam had an excellent first two weeks of the Tour, sitting 5th overall after the end of the second week with his teammate, Bauke Mollema 2nd overall. However in the last week, Ten Dam struggled to stay with the GC Contenders making him slip out of the top ten, finishing 13th overall.
At the 2014 Tour de France, Ten Dam was selected to lead team Belkin with Bauke Mollema. Through the Vosges on stages 9 and 10 Ten Dam was already almost 8 minutes behind race leader, Vincenzo Nibali giving his leadership to Bauke Mollema. Ten Dam's form slowly improved as the race went through the Alps finishing 8th on stages 13 and 14. With his good form moving through the Pyrenees, Ten Dam managed to finish in the top 10 at Paris, finishing 9th.
- 1st Mountains Classification Ster Elektrotour
- 2nd Stage Course de la Solidarité Olympique (ITT)
- 8th Overall Deutschland Tour
- 9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Stage 1 Critérium International
- 1st Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
- 5th Overall Tour Down Under
- 6th Overall Tour of California
- 8th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 8th Overall Vuelta a España
- 1st Ridderronde Maastricht
- 3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
- 8th Overall Glava Tour of Norway
- 8th Overall Tour of California
- 9th Overall Tour de France
- Grand Tours overall classification results timeline
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