Thomas De Gendt
De Gendt at the 2017 Tour de France
|Full name||Thomas De Gendt|
6 November 1986 |
Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Rider type||Breakaway specialist|
Thomas De Gendt (born 6 November 1986 in Sint-Niklaas) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who rides for Lotto–Soudal. He previously rode for Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator, Vacansoleil–DCM, and Omega Pharma–Quick-Step.
In 2011, De Gendt won the opening stage of Paris-Nice and also won stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse. At the Tour de France, despite suffering a minor collarbone fracture, De Gendt had a strong final week, finishing sixth on stage 19 to Alpe d'Huez and fourth in the time trial the following day.
In 2012, De Gendt won stage 7 of Paris-Nice after a breakaway with Rein Taaramäe. In the Giro D'Italia he won the penultimate stage at the Stelvio Pass with a solo breakaway which brought him to fourth in the general classification. The following day he advanced to finish third in the final classification to take his first grand tour podium after passing Michele Scarponi in the final Time Trial.
In October 2013, Omega Pharma–Quick-Step announced that they were signing De Gendt for the 2014 season after the Vacansoleil–DCM outfit folded. After an uneventful season with them, De Gendt moved to Lotto-Soudal in 2015 for a two-year contract. At the 2016 Tour de France, he won stage 12 which finished at Mont Ventoux. At the 2017 Vuelta a España, De Gendt won stage 19 from a breakaway, completing his set of stage wins in all three Grand Tours.
- 1st Stage 3 Thüringen Rundfahrt
- 1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Grand Prix de Waregem
- 1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Navarra
- Tour of Britain
- 1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
- 1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie
- 1st Sprints classification Volta ao Algarve
- 2nd Brabantse Pijl
- 3rd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
- 1st Stage 1 Paris–Nice
- 1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
- 2nd Overall Circuit de Lorraine
- 1st Stage 3
- 1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
- 3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stage 20
- 3rd Amstel Curaçao Race
- 1st Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Mountains classification Paris–Nice
- Combativity award Stage 13 Tour de France
- Tour de France
- 1st Stage 12
- Held after Stages 5–7, 12–14
- Combativity award Stages 5 & 12
- Vuelta a España
- Volta a Catalunya
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||62||—||96||—||67||40||51|
|Vuelta a España||—||62||DNF||—||DNF||65||57|
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- Thomas De Gendt at Cycling Archives
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- "Thomas de Gendt signs one-year contract with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "De Gendt signs two-year deal with Lotto-Belisol". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- Weislo, Laura (14 July 2016). "Froome knocked from bike on Mont Ventoux, keeps yellow". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- O'Shea, Sadhbh (8 September 2017). "Vuelta a Espana: De Gendt takes Grand Tour stage triptych". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
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