Johan Vansummeren

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Johan Vansummeren
Johan Vansummeren CD 2011.jpg
Vansummeren at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné
Personal information
Full nameJohan Vansummeren
Born (1981-02-04) 4 February 1981 (age 37)
Lommel, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2002 Domo–Farm Frites
2003Quick Step-Davitamon-Latexco
Professional team(s)
2015–2016AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Pologne (2007)

One-day races and Classics

Paris–Roubaix (2011)

Johan Vansummeren (born 4 February 1981) is a Belgian former professional road racing cyclist who last rode for AG2R La Mondiale in the UCI World Tour.[1][2]


Vansummeren was born, raised, and resides in Lommel, Flanders, Belgium.[1] After two seasons in the amateur ranks, Vansummeren turned professional with Relax–Bodysol in 2004.[1]

Although Vansummeren's role was primarily that of a domestique, he competed as a team leader during the classic season.[3][4] In 2011, Vansummeren won the biggest race of his career, Paris–Roubaix.[5][6] Vansummeren won the race after escaping from three other riders with 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) remaining, winning by nineteen seconds at the velodrome in Roubaix.[7][8] He was victorious, despite riding the final 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) with a flat tire.[7][9] Vansummeren also won the 2007 Tour de Pologne and rode the Tour de France nine times.[10]

Vansummeren signed with AG2R La Mondiale for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.[11] In June 2016, he announced his retirement from the sport after being diagnosed with a heart problem that had been detected in February at the Tour of Oman and resulted in him missing the classics season.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Junior Tour of Wales
1st Zellik–Galmaarden
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
3rd Overall Beverbeek Classic
8th Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens
10th Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
4th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification Tour of Britain
5th Road race, National Road Championships
9th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 7
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
8th Paris–Roubaix
5th Paris–Roubaix
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Duo Normand (with Thomas Dekker)
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Qatar
9th Paris–Roubaix
10th Strade Bianche
10th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 136 109 62 86 90 29 147 74 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 35 70 79 88 118 121
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Johan Vansummeren". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (10 April 2011). "Double celebration for Van Summeren at Paris-Roubaix". Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  4. ^ Daniel Benson (2 February 2010). "Summer loving: Johan Van Summeren's love for the Classics". Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ Andrew Hood (10 April 2011). "Johan Van Summeren wins 2011 Paris-Roubaix". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Johan van Summeren wins Paris-Roubaix Classic". BBC Sport. London, England: BBC. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Vansummeren wins Paris-Roubaix". Yahoo!. Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France: TF1 Group. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  8. ^ John MacLeary (10 April 2011). "Johan Van Summeren upsets odds to win 'the hell of the north' ahead of Fabian Cancellara". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Van Summeren takes surprise Paris-Roubaix victory". Cycling Weekly. London, England: Time Inc. UK. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  10. ^ a b Wynn, Nigel (29 June 2016). "Johan Vansummeren announces retirement from pro cycling after heart problem". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Report: Vansummeren to Ag2r-La Mondiale". Bath, England: Future plc. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stefan Schumacher
Tour de Pologne
Succeeded by
Jens Voigt