Ramon Sinkeldam

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Ramon Sinkeldam
Ramon Sinkeldam.jpg
Sinkeldam in 2016
Personal information
Full nameRamon Sinkeldam
Born (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 29)[1]
Wormer, the Netherlands
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamGroupama–FDJ
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter/Classics rider
Amateur team(s)
2007–2011Rabobank Continental Team
Professional team(s)
2012–2017Project 1t4i[2]
2018–FDJ
Major wins
One-day Races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2017)

Ramon Sinkeldam (born 9 February 1989) is a Dutch cyclist, currently riding for Groupama–FDJ.[3]

Career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Wormer, Sinkeldam rode for the Rabobank Continental Team for his entire amateur career, between 2007 and 2011. During this time, he won the Paris–Roubaix Espoirs race in 2011, as well as winning the 2011 Ronde van Limburg and the national under-23 road race championships in 2011, having finished second in the two previous years. In his youth Sinkeldam was also active in mountain biking and in cyclocross.

Professional career[edit]

Sinkeldam turned professional for the 2012 season, joining the Project 1t4i team. He achieved his first professional victories with the team in October 2012, winning two stages at the Tour of Hainan in China. He finished the race sixth overall. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[4] He earned no wins in 2013, but did place 3rd overall at 2.HC race Four Days of Dunkirk. In 2014, Sinkeldam won the second stage of the World Ports Classic and finished in 2nd overall. 2015 was his most successful season yet, as he won one day events Velothon Berlin and Binche–Chimay–Binche. Sinkeldam was also 2nd of the National Road Race Championships to Niki Terpstra.

On 23 January 2016, he was one of the six members of the Team Giant–Alpecin who were hit by a car which drove into on-coming traffic while they were training in Spain. All riders were in stable condition.[5]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2009
2nd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2010
2nd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
9th Münsterland Giro
2011
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st Ronde van Limburg
5th Overall Olympia's Tour
8th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2012
6th Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stages 5 & 8
2013
2nd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2014
2nd Overall World Ports Classic
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tour de Picardie
2nd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
6th GP Impanis-Van Petegem
2015
1st Velothon Berlin
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
8th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2017
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
9th Scheldeprijs
2018
1st Paris–Chauny
3rd Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 143 148 134
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 136
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramon Sinkeldam". ProCycling Stats. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Team Giant-Shimano (GIA) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ "FDJ sign Sinkeldam to bolster Demare's sprint train". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ "John Degenkolb and Warren Barguil among six Giant-Alpecin cyclists hospitalised after being hit by a car". Irish Independent. 23 January 2016.

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