Dylan Groenewegen

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Dylan Groenewegen
Dylan Groenewegen.jpg
Groenewegen at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameDylan Groenewegen
Born (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 26)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2012–2014Cycling Team De Rijke
2015Team Roompot
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
4 individual stages (2017, 2018, 2019)
1 TTT stage (2019)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2016)
Three Days of Bruges–De Panne (2019)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2018)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2015)
Rund um Köln (2016)

Dylan Groenewegen (born 21 June 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[3]

Early life[edit]

Groenewegen was born to a working class family in Amsterdam. His grandfather, Ko Zieleman, assembled custom bike frames of which Groenewegen received his first bike at the age of seven. Zieleman owned a shop selling bike frames, a trade that his father had started in 1928, which Groenewegen's father, Gerrie, has continued. At the age of 17, Groenewegen went to a trade school in order to follow his previous three generations as a frame-builder.[4]


In October 2015, Groenewegen announced that he had signed with LottoNL–Jumbo (now know as Team Jumbo–Visma)[5] on an initial three-year deal from 2016.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.[7] The following year, he won the final stage of the 2017 Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.[8]


In February, Groenewegen competed in the Dubai Tour and won stage 1.[9] Groenewegen held the general classification lead until the third stage when he was penalised 20 seconds after illegally drafting behind his team's car after suffering a mechanical fault. The blue jersey, given to the race leader, was lost to Elia Viviani who started the day two seconds behind Groenewegen, who dropped out of the top 10.[10][11] He expressed his anger, saying "I had problems with my bike, the mechanicals fucked it up for me. I actually think it was a good decision by the judges but it fucked it up for me" before placing the blame on his mechanics, saying that "it’s the fault of my mechanics".[10]

In the Tour de France, Groenewegen won stage 7 after beating Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan, both of whom had won two stages thus far in the tour.[12] The stage was the longest in the tour at 231 km (143.5 mi) which started in Fougères and finished in Chartres, Northern France.[13] Groenewegen also won stage 8, beating Sagan and John Degenkolb in Amiens.[14][15] In an interview, Groenewegen said that the sprint was "a bit messy" but he said that he "surged ahead" and took advantage of the "good opportunity".[14]


Groenwegen won stage 7 of the Tour de France, the longest stage in the tour at 230 km (142.9 mi) finishing in Chalon-sur-Saone. He beat Caleb Ewan and Sagan, giving him his fourth tour stage win.[16][17]

Groenewegen won stage 1, 3 and 5 of the Tour of Britain, beating Davide Cimolai, Mathieu van der Poel, and Matthew Walls on the respective stages.[18][19][20]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2017, Groenewegen lives in Rivierenbuurt, a district in Amsterdam.[4]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Vuelta Ciclista a León
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 5
3rd Münsterland Giro
4th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
9th Dutch Food Valley Classic
9th Omloop van het Houtland
1st Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland
2nd Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
5th Overall Olympia's Tour
6th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
9th Antwerpse Havenpijl
1st Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
1st Stage 2 Tour de Normandie
3rd Trofeo Palma
10th Gooikse Pijl
1st Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
5th Handzame Classic
7th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
Tour de Yorkshire
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
Ster ZLM Toer
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Rund um Köln
1st Heistse Pijl
1st Tour de l'Eurométropole
1st Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 4 Tour of Britain
1st Stage 1 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Stage 3 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
3rd Nokere Koerse
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
6th EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th Le Samyn
9th Scheldeprijs
1st Stage 21 Tour de France
Ster ZLM Toer
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3
Tour of Norway
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 5 Tour of Guangxi
1st Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2nd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd EuroEyes Cyclassics
3rd Tacx Pro Classic
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
5th Münsterland Giro
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
Tour de France
1st Stages 7 & 8
Tour of Norway
1st Stages 1, 3 & 4
Volta ao Algarve
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1 Tour of Guangxi
1st Stage 1 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
7th Gooikse Pijl
1st Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
1st Tacx Pro Classic
Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5
Tour de France
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 7
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 4 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
4th Primus Classic
7th Overall ZLM Tour
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 160 156 DNF 145
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 78
Tour of Flanders DNF
Paris–Roubaix 47 44
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 25
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne DNF 4 18 1 4
Dwars door Vlaanderen 32 58 5 81
Gent–Wevelgem NQ 80 93
Scheldeprijs 119 9 58 NQ
Cyclassics Hamburg 6 3
Paris–Tours 19 80

Major championships timeline[edit]

Event 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Olympic Games Time trial Not Held Not Held
Road race
World Championships Time trial
Road race 37
MaillotHolanda.PNG National Championships Time trial
Road race 4 1 3 31
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Team Jumbo-Visma - Dylan Groenewegen". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Dylan Groenwegen". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b Raschke, Erik (31 May 2017). "Dylan Groenewegen: Charging through the chaos while holding tightly to the past". Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  5. ^ "CyclingPub.com - Team Jumbo welcomes Visma as name sponsor from 2019". www.cyclingpub.com. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Transfer news: Rowney signs for Orica-AIS". cyclingnews.com. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  7. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  8. ^ William Fotheringham (2017-07-23). "Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France after Champs Elysées procession". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  9. ^ Lee, Aaaron (6 February 2018). "Tour of Dubai: Dylan Groenewegen upsets stellar sprint field to claim Dubai Tour opener". Eurosport. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. ^ a b Pitt, Vern (8 February 2018). "Dylan Groenewegen blasts team mechanics after losing Dubai Tour lead through time penalty". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  11. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (8 February 2018). "Cavendish wins Dubai Tour stage 3". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  12. ^ Paul Doyle and John Brewin Fotheringham (2018-07-13). "Tour de France 2018: Dylan Groenewegen wins stage seven – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2019.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  13. ^ Fotheringham, William (5 July 2018). "Tour de France 2018: stage-by-stage guide". TheGuardian.com. Guardian Media Group. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  14. ^ a b Skelton, Jack (14 July 2018). "Tour de France 2018: Dylan Groenewegen takes stage eight for second straight win". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  15. ^ John MacLeary (2018-07-14). "Tour de France 2018, stage eight: Dylan Groenewegen claims second successive win as Fernando Gaviria and Andre Greipel are relegated". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  16. ^ "Tour de France: Dylan Groenewegen wins stage seven as Giulio Ciccone retains yellow jersey". bbc.co.uk. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  17. ^ Parker, Ian (12 July 2019). "Tour de France 2019: Dylan Groenewegen wins stage seven as Giulio Ciccone retains yellow jersey". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Tour of Britain: Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen wins stage one". bbc.co.uk. 7 September 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Tour of Britain: Dylan Groenewegen wins stage three from Mathieu van der Poel". bbc.co.uk. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  20. ^ Farrand, Stephen (11 September 2019). "Tour of Britain: Groenewegen wins stage 5". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 7 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niki Terpstra
Dutch National Road Race

Succeeded by
Ramon Sinkeldam