Thomas De Gendt
De Gendt at the 2012 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
|Full name||Thomas De Gendt|
6 November 1986 |
Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Current team||Omega Pharma-Quick Step|
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
|Infobox last updated on
4 January 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. He previously rode for Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator, and Vacansoleil-DCM.
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. 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.
- 1st Stage 3 Thüringen Rundfahrt
- 1st Grand Prix Waregem
- 1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Stage 4 Tour de Navarre
- 1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
- 1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie
- Tour of Britain
- 1st Mountains classification
- 1st Sprints classification
- 1st Sprints classification Volta ao Algarve
- 2nd Brabantse Pijl
- 3rd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
- 1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
- 1st Stage 1 Paris-Nice
- 2nd Overall Circuit de Lorraine
- 1st Stage 3
Grand Tour General Classification results timeline
- "Thomas de Gendt signs one-year contract with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Thomas De Gendt profile at Cycling Archives
- "Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- Fotheringham, Alasdair. "De Gendt takes spectacular solo win in Giro". Reuters. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
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