Laurens ten Dam

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Laurens ten Dam
Ten Dam on L'Alpe (cropped).jpg
Ten Dam at the 2011 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Laurens ten Dam
Born (1980-11-13) 13 November 1980 (age 34)
Bedum, the Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Team LottoNL - Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2003
2004
2005
2006–2007
2008––2012
2013
2013-2014
2015–
Infobox last updated on
20 December 2014

Laurens ten Dam (born 13 November 1980) is a Dutch road racing cyclist with UCI ProTeam Team LottoNL - Jumbo.[2]

Career[edit]

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.

Palmarès[edit]

2006
1st Mountains Classification Ster Elektrotour
2nd Stage Course de la Solidarité Olympique (ITT)
2007
8th Overall Deutschland Tour
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2008
1st Stage 1 Critérium International
2009
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
2011
5th Overall Tour Down Under
6th Overall Tour of California
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
2012
8th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
2013
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
8th Overall Glava Tour of Norway
2014
8th Overall Tour of California
9th Overall Tour de France
Grand Tours overall classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro  – 28  –  –  –  –  –
Yellow jersey Tour 21 60  – 58 28 13 9
golden jersey Vuelta  –  – WD  – 8 WD

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