Tom-Jelte Slagter

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Tom-Jelte Slagter
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Slagter at the 2015 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full name Tom-Jelte Slagter
Nickname TeJay
Born (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 27)
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Team information
Current team Cannondale–Drapac
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur/Climber
Amateur team(s)
2010 Rabobank Continental Team
Professional team(s)
2011–2013 Rabobank
2014– Garmin–Sharp
Major wins

Stage races

Tour Down Under (2013)

Tom-Jelte Slagter (born 1 July 1989) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale–Drapac.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

While riding for Blanco Pro Cycling in 2013,[3] Slagter won the Tour Down Under, his greatest career achievement. Slagter won the third stage after attacking on the finial climb, cresting it alone. He was joined by three riders on the descent, and with the peloton on their heels, Slagter out-sprinted the group.[4] On the fifth stage, he gained the orange jersey; finishing atop Old Willunga Hill in second position, behind Australian Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE), the defending champion.[5] On the final stage, Slagter successfully defended his lead, with Spaniard Javier Moreno (Movistar Team) earning second place, seventeen seconds in arrears.[6]

In August 2013, Slagter signed with the Garmin–Sharp squad, penning a two-year deal.[7][8]

Born in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, Slagter currently resides in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2010
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
8th Vlaamse Pijl
2012
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
6th Overall Tour of Oman
2013
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey black.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Alberta
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2014
Paris–Nice
1st Stages 4 & 7
2nd GP Miguel Indurain
5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2015
3rd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stages 3 & 4
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal
2016
4th Tre Valli Varesine
8th Clásica de San Sebastián
9th Brabantse Pijl

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 30 76
A yellow jersey Tour de France 56 82
A red jersey Vuelta a España 75
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaudin, Matthew (24 September 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom-Jelte Slagter at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former Rabobank (RAB) – NED". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Alex Malone (24 January 2013). "Slagter takes tough victory into Stirling". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Alex Malone (26 January 2013). "Gerrans victorious on Australia Day at Old Willunga". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Flying Dutchman Slagter wins Tour Down Under". The Northern Star. Sydney, New South Wales: APN News & Media. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Garmin signs Dutch rider and Tour Down Under champ Slagter". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Andrew Hood (14 August 2013). "Dutch connection paved way for Slagter's move to Garmin". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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