Laurens ten Dam
Ten Dam at the 2011 Tour de France
|Full name||Laurens ten Dam|
|Born||13 November 1980|
Bedum, the Netherlands
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)|
|Current team||Team Sunweb|
A native of the village of Zuidwolde in Groningen, ten Dam has been racing since 2000. A decent climber, ten Dam has been able to finish in the top ten in many important stage races including the 2007 Volta a Catalunya, the 2011 Tour Down Under, the 2011 Tour of California, and the 2011 Tour de Suisse. He also recorded two top ten finishes in Grand Tours: he finished 8th in the 2012 Vuelta a España and 9th in the 2014 Tour de France, and won the mountains classification in the 2009 Tour de Romandie.
In the 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 general classification contenders making him slip out of the top ten, finishing 13th overall.
At the 2014 Tour de France, ten Dam was selected to lead Belkin Pro Cycling with 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 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 overall, finishing 9th.
Team Giant–Alpecin (2016–present)
In October 2015 it was announced that ten Dam would join Team Giant–Alpecin on a one-year contract for 2016, after spending eight years with Rabobank and its other guises, combining racing in the United States with competing in Europe and a focus on supporting Warren Barguil and Tom Dumoulin through his climbing ability and tactical knowledge.
- 3rd Overall Ster Elektrotour
- 3rd Omloop der Kempen
- 4th Overall Tour of Belgium
- 8th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 8th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
- 9th Hel van het Mergelland
- 1st Mountains classification Ster Elektrotour
- 1st Stage 2a (ITT) Course de la Solidarité Olympique
- 5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
- 7th Route Adélie
- 7th Polynormande
- 5th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
- 7th Overall Deutschland Tour
- 9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 5th Overall Critérium International
- 1st Stage 1
- 10th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 1st Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 5th Overall Tour Down Under
- 6th Overall Tour of California
- 8th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
- 1st Ridderronde Maastricht
- 8th Overall Vuelta a España
- 9th Brabantse Pijl
- 3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
- 8th Overall Tour of Norway
- 8th Overall Tour of California
- 9th Overall Tour de France
- 10th Overall Tour of California
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||21||60||—||58||28||13||9||92||73||67||51|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||DNF||—||8||DNF||44||—||—||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "Overall individual time classification". Le Tour. Amaury Sport Organisation. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- "Laurens ten Dam signs for Giant-Alpecin". cyclingnews.com. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
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