Thomas De Gendt

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Thomas De Gendt
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2012 Thomas De Gendt 25-02-2012 11-07-016.png
Personal information
Full name Thomas De Gendt
Born (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 29)
Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Rouleur
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008 Unibet-Davo
Professional team(s)
2009–2010 Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2011–2013 Vacansoleil–DCM
2014 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015– Lotto–Soudal
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2016)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
14 July 2016

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,[1] Vacansoleil–DCM,[2] and Omega Pharma–Quick-Step.

Career[edit]

De Gendt on the Mortirolo Pass at the 2012 Giro d'Italia

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.[3] 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.[4]

In October 2013, Omega Pharma–Quick-Step announced that they were signing De Gendt for the 2014 season after the Vacansoleil–DCM outfit folded.[5] After an uneventful season with them, De Gendt moved to Lotto-Soudal in 2015 for a two-year contract.[6]At the 2016 Tour de France he won stage 12 which finished on the Mont Ventoux.

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st Stage 3 Thüringen Rundfahrt
2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 1
1st Grand Prix Waregem
1st Stage 4 Tour de Navarre
2009
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie
Tour of Britain
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Sprints classification
2010
1st Sprints classification Volta ao Algarve
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2011
1st Stage 1 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
2nd Overall Circuit de Lorraine
1st Stage 3
2012
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 20
3rd Amstel Curaçao Race
2013
1st Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya
2015
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Paris–Nice
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 13 Tour de France
2016
Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Sprints classification
1st Stage 4
Tour de France
1st Stage 12
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stages 5–7, 12–14
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 5 & 12
Grand Tour General Classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 3 65
Yellow jersey Tour 62 96 67 40
golden jersey Vuelta 62 WD WD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas De Gendt profile at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ "Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair. "De Gendt takes spectacular solo win in Giro". Reuters. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Giro d'Italia 2012 stage 21 results". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Thomas de Gendt signs one-year contract with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "De Gendt signs two-year deal with Lotto-Belisol". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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