Thomas De Gendt

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Thomas De Gendt
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Personal information
Full name Thomas De Gendt
Born (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 28)
Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008
Unibet-Davo
Professional team(s)
2009–2010
2011–2013
2014
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
22 June 2014

Thomas De Gendt (born 6 November 1986 in Sint-Niklaas) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step.[1] He previously rode for Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator,[2] and Vacansoleil-DCM.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2011, De Gendt won the opening stage of Paris-Nice and also won stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse. At the Tour de France, despite suffering a minor collarbone fracture, De Gendt had a strong final week, finishing sixth on stage 19 to Alpe d'Huez and fourth in the time trial the following day.

In 2012, De Gendt won stage 7 of Paris-Nice after a breakaway with Rein Taaramäe. In the Giro D'Italia he won the penultimate stage at the Stelvio Pass with a solo breakaway which brought him to fourth in the general classification.[4] The following day he advanced to finish third in the final classification to take his first grand tour podium after passing Michele Scarponi in the final Time Trial.[5]

In October 2013, Omega Pharma-Quick Step announced that they were signing De Gendt for the 2014 season after the Vacansoleil-DCM outfit folded.[1] After a year with them, De Gendt will move to Lotto-Belisol in 2015 for a two-year contract.[6]

Palmares[edit]

2007
1st Stage 3 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
2008
1st Grand Prix Waregem
1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Tour de Navarre
2009
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie
Tour of Britain
1st Mountains classification
1st Sprints classification
2010
1st Sprints classification Volta ao Algarve
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2011
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 1 Paris-Nice
2nd Overall Circuit de Lorraine
1st Stage 3
2012
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 20
3rd Amstel Curaçao Race
2013
1st Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 3 65
Yellow jersey Tour 62 96
golden jersey Vuelta 62 WD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thomas de Gendt signs one-year contract with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas De Gendt profile at Cycling Archives
  3. ^ "Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair. "De Gendt takes spectacular solo win in Giro". Reuters. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Giro d’Italia 2012 stage 21 results". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 27 May 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "De Gendt signs two-year deal with Lotto-Belisol". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Thomas De Gendt at Wikimedia Commons