Kruijswijk in the most aggressive classification jersey at the 2014 Tour of Alberta
|Full name||Steven Kruijswijk|
7 June 1987 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)|
|2006||Van Vliet–EBH Advocaten|
|2007–2009||Rabobank Continental Team|
In 2014, Kruijswijk took overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway, his first career victory.
In 2015, Kruijswijk led Team LottoNL–Jumbo at the Giro d'Italia. Although he lost time in the first week, Kruijswijk rode a strong second half of the race, with finishing second to Mikel Landa on Stage 16 from Pinzolo to Aprica which was the queen stage of the race, and eventually finishing seventh overall, 10 minutes and 53 seconds down on Alberto Contador. Kruijswijk held the Blue Jersey as leader of the Mountains Classification from Stages 16–18, and placed third in that competition behind Giovanni Visconti.
In 2016, Kruijswijk again rode the Giro d'Italia, which began with three stages in the Netherlands. On the queen stage of the race, Stage 14 from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli, Kruijswijk finished second behind Esteban Chaves (Orica–GreenEDGE) to take the overall lead by 41 seconds over Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team). On Stage 15, a mountainous time trial finishing on Alpe di Suisi, Kruijswijk again finished second, this time to Alexander Foliforov (Gazprom–RusVelo) to increase his lead to 2 minutes and 12 seconds over Chaves, as Nibali encountered mechanical issues, and dropped to third overall, 2 minutes 51 seconds behind Kruijswijk. Stage 16 from Bressanone to Andalo saw Kruijswijk again finish second, behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and he increased his lead over Chaves to 3 minutes. However, on Stage 19 Kruijswijk crashed on the descent of the Colle Dell'Agnello whilst following an attack by Nibali and Chaves, landing on a bank of snow to the side of the road. Although he was able to continue, Kruijswijk finished the stage almost five minutes down on Nibali and more than four minutes behind Chaves, thus dropping to third overall. He visited hospital after the stage where it was confirmed he had broken 2 ribs in the crash. Nonetheless, he started Stage 20 where he lost further time and dropped behind Valverde to fourth overall. He finished the Giro in fourth overall. In July, Kruijswijk signed a two-year contract extension with the team.
- 1st Prologue Tour Alsace
- 6th Overall Cinturó de l'Empordà
- National Under–23 Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
- 4th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
- 6th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
- 8th Overall Tour of Ireland
- 10th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
- 1st Stage 6
- 8th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 8th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 9th Overall Tour of Utah
- 10th Overall Tour of Alberta
- 1st Overall Arctic Race of Norway
- 7th Overall Tour de Langkawi
- 5th Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 7th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 7th Overall Tour of Britain
- 10th Volta Limburg Classic
- 4th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 5th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
- 7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 8th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||—||—||33||—||15||21||—|
|Vuelta a España||—||41||—||—||—||—||DNF|
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- "Kruijswijk moves into Giro d'Italia pink as Chaves wins stage 14 and rivals lose time - Cycling Weekly". 21 May 2016.
- "Valverde victorious as Nibali nosedives in stage 16". 24 May 2016.
- "Giro d'Italia: Kruijswijk angry and defeated after crash costs him the pink jersey - Cyclingnews.com".
- "With broken rib, Kruijswijk's Giro in doubt - VeloNews.com". 27 May 2016.
- "Vincenzo Nibali all but wins the Giro d'Italia with dominant ride on stage 20 - Cycling Weekly". 28 May 2016.
- "Kruijswijk extends with LottoNL-Jumbo for two more years - Cyclingnews.com".
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