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Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
Vacansoleil-DCM logo.png
Team information
UCI code VCD
Registered Netherlands
Founded 2008 (2008)
Disbanded 2013 (2013)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles Bianchi
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Daan Luijkx
Team manager(s) Michel Cornelisse, Hilaire Van Der Schueren
Team name history
2009–2010
2011–2013
Vacansoleil
Vacansoleil-DCM
Vacansoleil–DCM jersey
Jersey

Vacansoleil–DCM Pro Cycling Team was a Dutch professional road race cycling team. They were a UCI ProTeam and competed in the UCI World Tour. The team was established in 2008, as the successor of P3 Transfer-Batavus,[1] while also taking over many of the riders and staff of Cycle Collstrop, the former team of manager Van der Schueren. Neither Vacansoleil or DCM renewed their sponsorship of the program after the 2013 season.

History[edit]

The team made their debut on the road in 2009. The team's title sponsor Vacansoleil is a European company which organizes luxury camping holidays. DCM is a manufacturer of premium quality soil fertility products. Following the loss of Vacansoleil as a sponsor, it was decided to close down the team. However Hilaire van der Schueren announced the creation of a new team at the UCI Professional Continental level with sponsorship from Wanty for the 2014 season.[2]

Final team roster (2013)[edit]

As of 9 September 2013.[3]
Rider Date of birth
 Kris Boeckmans (BEL) (1987-02-13) 13 February 1987 (age 30)
 Grega Bole (SLO) (1985-08-13) 13 August 1985 (age 31)
 Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 30)
 Romain Feillu (FRA) (1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 32)
 Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) (1977-09-17) 17 September 1977 (age 39)
 Johnny Hoogerland (NED) (1983-05-13) 13 May 1983 (age 33)
 Martijn Keizer (NED) (1988-03-25) 25 March 1988 (age 29)
 Wesley Kreder (NED) (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 26)
 Sergey Lagutin (UZB) (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 36)
 Maurits Lammertink (NED) (1990-08-31) 31 August 1990 (age 26)
 Björn Leukemans (BEL) (1977-07-01) 1 July 1977 (age 39)
 Pim Ligthart (NED) (1988-06-16) 16 June 1988 (age 28)
 Bert-Jan Lindeman (NED) (1989-06-16) 16 June 1989 (age 27)
 Marco Marcato (ITA) (1984-02-11) 11 February 1984 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
 Tomasz Marczyński (POL) (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 33)
 Barry Markus (NED) (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 25)
 Wouter Mol (NED) (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 34)
 Nikita Novikov (RUS) (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 27)
 Rob Ruijgh (NED) (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 30)
 José Rujano[N 1] (VEN) (1982-02-18) 18 February 1982 (age 35)
 Mirko Selvaggi (ITA) (1985-02-11) 11 February 1985 (age 32)
 Rafael Valls (ESP) (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 (age 29)
 Kenny van Hummel (NED) (1982-09-30) 30 September 1982 (age 34)
 Boy van Poppel (NED) (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 29)
 Danny van Poppel (NED) (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 23)
 Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) (1978-09-04) 4 September 1978 (age 38)
 Willem Wauters (BEL) (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 27)
 Lieuwe Westra (NED) (1982-09-11) 11 September 1982 (age 34)
  1. ^ Rujano left the team on 24 June, later announcing his retirement from cycling.[4]

Major wins[edit]

2009
Stage 4 Étoile de Bessèges, Bjorn Leukemans
Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Johnny Hoogerland
Stage 1, Johnny Hoogerland
Arno Wallaard Memorial, Lieuwe Westra
Overall Tour de Picardie, Lieuwe Westra
Stage 1, Lieuwe Westra
Overall Circuit de Lorraine, Matteo Carrara
Stages 2 & 3 Tour of Belgium, Borut Božič
 Uzbekistan Road Race Championships, Sergey Lagutin
Stage 1 Tour de Pologne, Borut Božič
Stage 1 Tour du Limousin, Borut Božič
Stage 6 Vuelta a España, Borut Božič
3rd Paris–Tours, Borut Božič
2010
Stages 1 & 2 Étoile de Bessèges, Borut Božič
Overall Tour of Qatar, Wouter Mol
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne, Bobbie Traksel
Ronde van het Groene Hart, Jens Mouris
Ronde van Drenthe, Alberto Ongarato
Overall Tour de Luxembourg, Matteo Carrara
 Uzbekistan Road Race Championships, Sergey Lagutin
Stage 4 Vuelta a Burgos, Romain Feillu
Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain, Romain Feillu
Stage 4 Tour de l'Ain, Wout Poels
Druivenkoers Overijse, Björn Leukemans
Grand Prix de Fourmies, Romain Feillu
Stage 4 Tour of Britain, Wout Poels
Stage 7 Tour of Britain, Borut Božič
Münsterland Giro, Joost van Leijen
Coppa Sabatini, Riccardo Riccò
2011
Stage 2, 3 & 4 Tour Méditerranéen, Romain Feillu
Stage 1 Paris–Nice, Thomas De Gendt
Classic Loire Atlantique, Lieuwe Westra
Hel van het Mergelland, Pim Ligthart
Tour du Finistère, Romain Feillu
Overall Tour de Picardie, Romain Feillu
Stage 2, Romain Feillu
Stage 3 Circuit de Lorraine, Thomas De Gendt
Stage 5 Circuit de Lorraine, Romain Feillu
Prologue Tour of Belgium, Lieuwe Westra
Boucles de l'Aulne, Martijn Keizer
Stage 4 Tour de Luxembourg, Romain Feillu
Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Romain Feillu
Stage 7 Tour de Suisse, Thomas De Gendt
 Uzbekistan Road Race Championships, Sergey Lagutin
 Netherlands Road Race Championships, Pim Ligthart
Stage 2 Tour de Wallonie, Joost van Leijen
Stage 3 Tour de l'Ain, Wouter Poels
Overall Tour du Limousin, Björn Leukemans
Stage 1, Björn Leukemans
Druivenkoers Overijse, Björn Leukemans
Tour de Vendée, Marco Marcato
2012
 Uzbekistan Road Race Championships, Sergey Lagutin
 Netherlands Time Trial Championships, Lieuwe Westra
 Sweden Time Trial Championships, Gustav Larsson
Stage 4 Étoile de Bessèges, Marco Marcato
Stage 1 Paris–Nice, Gustav Larsson
Stage 5 Paris–Nice, Lieuwe Westra
Stage 7 Paris–Nice, Thomas De Gendt
Ronde van Drenthe, Bert-Jan Lindeman
Stage 2 Tour de Picardie, Kenny van Hummel
Stage 20 Giro d'Italia, Thomas De Gendt
Stage 3 Tour de Luxembourg, Wout Poels
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton, Sergey Lagutin
Druivenkoers Overijse, Björn Leukemans
Overall Danmark Rundt, Lieuwe Westra
Stage 5 (ITT), Lieuwe Westra
Paris–Tours, Marco Marcato
Tour de Vendée, Wesley Kreder
2013
Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya, Thomas De Gendt
Stage 1 Tour of California, Lieuwe Westra
Stage 5 Ster ZLM Toer, Pim Ligthart
 Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Lieuwe Westra
 Venezuela National Time Trial Championships, José Rujano
 Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Johnny Hoogerland
Stage 1 Arctic Race of Norway, Kenny van Hummel
Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain, Grega Bole
Stage 4 Tour de l'Ain, Wout Poels
Druivenkoers Overijse, Björn Leukemans
Amstel Curaçao Race, Johnny Hoogerland

National champions[edit]

2009
MaillotUzbekistán.PNG Uzbekistan Road Race Sergey Lagutin
2010
MaillotUzbekistán.PNG Uzbekistan Road Race Sergey Lagutin
2011
MaillotHolanda.svg Dutch Road Race Pim Ligthart
MaillotUzbekistán.PNG Uzbekistan Road Race Sergey Lagutin
2012
MaillotUzbekistán.PNG Uzbekistan Road Race Sergey Lagutin
MaillotHolanda.svg Dutch Time Trial Lieuwe Westra
MaillotSuecia.PNG Swedish Time Trial Gustav Larsson
2013
MaillotHolanda.svg Dutch Time Trial Lieuwe Westra
MaillotVenezuela.svg Venezuelan Time Trial José Rujano
MaillotHolanda.svg Dutch Road Race Johnny Hoogerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Vacansoleil start in 2009 nieuwe Nederlandse wielerploeg', sportweek.nl
  2. ^ Atkins, Ben (1 October 2013). "Vacansoleil-DCM manager rescues riders with new ProConti level team". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) - NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rujano retires from pro cycling". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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