Tom Dumoulin

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Tom Dumoulin
Tom Dumoulin.jpg
Dumoulin at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Tom Dumoulin
Nickname
  • Il Bello
  • The Butterfly of Maastricht[1]
  • Major Tom
Born (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 26)
Maastricht, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Team information
Current team Team Sunweb
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010 PPL–Belisol
Professional team(s)
2011 Rabobank Continental Team
2012– Project 1t4i
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
2 individual stages (2016)
Giro d'Italia
General classification (2017)
3 individual stages (2016, 2017)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2015)

Stage races

BinckBank Tour (2017)

One-day races and Classics

World Time Trial Championships (2017)
National Time Trial Championships
(2014, 2016, 2017)

Tom Dumoulin (Dutch pronunciation: [tɔm dy.mu.lɛ̃];[2] born 11 November 1990)[3] is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb.[4] In 2017 he became the first male Dutch rider to win the Giro d'Italia and later that year, the World individual men's time trial Championships. He is currently the reigning World individual time trial champion, and member of the reigning World men's team time trial champions (Team Sunweb).

Early life[edit]

Dumoulin was born in Maastricht, and grew up in the city near the Maas Boulevard, which used to host the finish of the Amstel Gold Race. Originally his ambition was to study medicine and become a doctor, but after not being offered a place at medical school he began a Health Sciences degree. Dumoulin did not enjoy classes and within a year he opted to pursue cycle racing for a year.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2010–2013[edit]

Dumoulin at the 2013 Tour de France

Dumoulin first made an impact in 2010, when he competed at the Grand Prix of Portugal, part of the UCI Under 23 Nations' Cup – Dumoulin won the race's opening time trial, despite never having ridden a time trial bicycle before, and went on to win the race overall. Later that year he won a time trial stage of the Girobio. He was due to ride for Cervélo TestTeam in 2011, however the team disbanded at the end of the 2010 season.[5]

After riding for the Rabobank Continental Team in 2011, Dumoulin turned professional with the Dutch Project 1t4i team in 2012. Although he didn't win any races in his first two seasons as pro, he began to make his mark in major races, especially in time trials. He made his grand tour debut in 2012, riding the Vuelta a España.

2014[edit]

In June 2014 Dumoulin won the Dutch National Time Trial Championships. In September 2014 he came in second place at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec after surging ahead on the last climb but being passed by Simon Gerrans.[6] Later that month he took a bronze medal in the UCI World Time Trial Championships, placing third behind Bradley Wiggins and Tony Martin in Ponferrada.

2015[edit]

Dumoulin started the 2015 season by finishing fourth overall at the Tour Down Under. He took his first success of the season by winning the final individual time trial on the Tour of the Basque Country.[7] His second victory of the year came at the Tour de Suisse, where he won the prologue with a two-second advantage over Fabian Cancellara.[8] He also won the closing stage of that race, a 38.4 km (23.9 mi) time trial he covered at an average speed of 47.407 km/h (29.5 mph).[9] In the Tour de France, Dumoulin was one of the favourites to take victory in the opening time trial on home soil in Utrecht, the Netherlands, but ultimately finished fourth.[10] On stage 3, he was involved in a massive, high-speed crash and had to abandon the race.[11]

Dumoulin wearing the Dutch national champion's skinsuit at the 2015 Paris–Nice

Dumoulin recovered from his injuries to ride the Vuelta a España. On stage 2, he attacked on the final climb to Caminito del Rey and formed a group with Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), but was caught and passed by Esteban Chaves (Orica–GreenEDGE), who won the stage ahead of Dumoulin in second.[12] On stage 5 there was a split in the peloton, and Chaves lost six seconds to Dumoulin, who took the race lead by 1 second.[13] However, Chaves won stage 6 ahead of Dumoulin in third to re-take the leader's red jersey.[14] Stage 9 was another first-category summit finish. There was a series of attacks on the early part of the climb, with many riders dropped from the lead group. Dumoulin eventually took a solo win in the stage, two seconds ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky) and took back the red jersey as Chaves lost significant time. Froome had originally been dropped, but rode at a steady tempo and came close to winning the stage before Dumoulin outsprinted him in the final hundred metres.[15]

After Froome crashed out on stage 11, Dumoulin limited his losses on the following mountain stages, as Fabio Aru (Astana) and Joaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha) traded the race lead. On Stage 17, Dumoulin won the 38.1-kilometre (23.7 mi)-long individual time trial. He gained 1 minute and 53 seconds on Aru to take the red jersey by three seconds over Aru, with Rodríguez now 1 minute and 15 seconds back in third overall after losing over 3 minutes to Dumoulin on the stage.[16] Dumoulin doubled his lead over Aru by gaining three seconds through an attack on stage 19's final cobbled climb,[17] however he lost the race to Aru on stage 20, the Vuelta's last mountain stage, where Aru distanced Dumoulin on the third of the stage's four first-category climbs. Dumoulin lost almost four minutes to Aru and slipped down to sixth place in the general classification.[18] In December 2015, he won the Gerrit Schulte Trophy, the award for the best Dutch cyclist of the year.[19]

2016[edit]

Dumoulin wearing the maglia rosa of general classification leader, at the 2016 Giro d'Italia

He was named in the start list for the Giro d'Italia,[20] where he won the opening time trial on home soil in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, to take the maglia rosa.[21] On stage 8, Dumoulin lost the race lead after finishing 38th and losing 1 minute and 10 seconds to Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) in a hilly stage with portions of Strade Bianche race during the stage.[22] He abandoned the race on stage 11.[23]

Dumoulin also rode the Tour de France. He won stage 9 after attacking from a breakaway on the lower slopes of Arcalis in Andorra, and riding up the climb solo in torrential rain.[24] Dumoulin also won stage 13, a 37.5-kilometre (23.3 mi)-long time trial over hilly terrain in windy conditions, by a margin of over a minute to Chris Froome in second place.[25] Despite a broken wrist, he won silver on the Olympics 2016 time trial, after Fabian Cancellara.

2017[edit]

Dumoulin wearing the Maglia Rosa at the 2017 Giro d'Italia

Dumoulin's team announced in the winter that he would target the Giro d'Italia, held in May.[26] On Stage 9, Dumoulin finished third on the summit finish at Blockhaus, finishing alongside Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), 24 seconds down on the stage winner and new race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team). Dumoulin then won stage 10, a 39.8 km (25 mi) individual time trial (ITT) from Foligno to Montefalco in a time of 50 minutes 37 seconds to take the overall race lead by 2 minutes and 23 seconds over Quintana.[27] Dumoulin won Stage 14, which featured a mountain top finish at Santuario di Oropa to extend his lead over Quintana by a further 14 seconds.[28] On Stage 16, Dumoulin experienced stomach problems and had to take a comfort break at the foot of the Umbrail Pass; none of the other contenders waited for Dumoulin and he finished more than two minutes down on stage winner Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), keeping his race lead by just 31 seconds over Quintana. Dumoulin defended his lead until the stage 19 mountain finish in Piancavallo, where he crossed the line over a minute behind Quintana, the new race leader.[29] Quintana would put fifteen more seconds into Dumoulin the following day on stage 20.[30] However, Dumoulin's performance on stage 21, a 29-kilometre (18 mi)-long individual time trial in which he finished second, took him from fourth to first place in the general classification, becoming the first Dutch male cyclist to win the Giro and the first to win a Grand Tour since Joop Zoetemelk won the 1980 Tour de France.[31][32]

As a result of his victory, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Limburgian by Merit.[33][34] He also received the Honorary Gold Medal of the City of Maastricht.[35]

To finish off his successful season, in September Dumoulin went on to win the 2017 UCI Road World individual time trial Championships in Bergen, Norway, his first individual world championship victory. He also won the earlier World team time trial championships in that event, as part of Team Sunweb.[36]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Grand Prix du Portugal
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Girobio
7th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
3rd Overall Olympia's Tour
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
8th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2012
5th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
5th Rund um Köln
6th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
10th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
2013
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Vuelta a Andalucía
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Overall Eneco Tour
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
2014
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st RaboRonde Heerlen
1st Stage 2 (ITT) Critérium International
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2nd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Prologue
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Overall Eneco Tour
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
5th Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2015
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 9 (ITT)
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour Down Under
5th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 9 & 17 (ITT)
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 5, 9–10 & 17–19
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 9–14
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 17, 21 & Overall
Tour de France
Held Jersey white.svg after Stage 2
2016
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
Tour de France
1st Stages 9 & 13 (ITT)
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 9
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
Held Jersey pink.svg after Stages 1–2, 4–7
Held Jersey red.svg after Stage 1
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Time trial, Olympic Games
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
4th Overall Tour of Oman
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
9th Overall Eneco Tour
2017
UCI Road World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 10 (ITT) & 14
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 14–15
1st Jersey green.svg Overall BinckBank Tour
3rd Overall UCI World Tour
3rd Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Strade Bianche
6th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia DNF 1
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 41 33 DNF DNF
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España DNF 6
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice DNF 12
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 34 102 6
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country 40 29
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie 68 5
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse 58 5 3 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Tom Dumoulin pronunciation: How to pronounce Tom Dumoulin in Dutch
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