Date of Birth: 11 november 1990 (29 jr.)
Place of birth: Maastricht, Nederland
Residence: Kanne, Belgium
Length: 1.85 m
Current team: Team Jumbo Visma
|2020 – Team Jumbo-Visma
2019 – Team Sunweb
2018 – Team Sunweb
2017 – Team Sunweb
2016 – Team Giant-Alpecin
|2015 – Team Giant-Alpecin
2014 – Giant-Shimano
2013 – Argos-Shimano
2012 – Argos-Shimano
As a supreme time trial specialist, he has world titles in both the individual and team time trial. He developed into one of the biggest GC contenders in cycling and won stages in all three Grand Tours. However, as a child his thoughts weren’t really at cycling. He loved the sport, but he preferred playing football. At the age of 15, he tried his bike for the first time and soon joined a club. The start of an illustrious career.
Dumoulin turned pro in 2012, and quickly made his marks against the clock by winning the bronze medal behind Bradley Wiggins and Tony Martin at the 2014 world championships. It was the Vuelta in 2015 where Dumoulin showed his grand tour potential. Without focusing on the general classification of this race beforehand, he almost became the first Dutch winner of a grand tour since 1980.
Despite the promising performances in the 2015 Vuelta, he fully focused on the time trials in the 2016 season. He had two main goals: the time trials in the Tour de France and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He took two stage wins in France, including the time trial on stage 13 and won the silver Olympic medal in Rio.
In 2017 Tom smashed his rivals during the UCI Men’s World Individual Time Trial Championship on Wednesday in Bergen, Norway. Tom became the first Dutch rider to take the men’s individual TT title in style, winning over second-placed Primož Roglič (Slovenia) by nearly a minute.
In 2017 Tom won the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia in sensational style to make history as the first Dutch winner of the three-week Italian race. He went into the final stage, a 29.3km time trial from Monza race track to Milan’s landmark Duomo cathedral, 53 seconds behind overnight leader Nairo Quintana of Colombia.
Tom, who led the race for nine stage before losing the pink jersey to Quintana on stage 19 after an embarrassing bathroom gaffe, secured his maiden grand tour victory after a second-place finish behind stage winner, compatriot and close friend Jos van Emden. Quintana, the 2014 champion who rode for the Movistar team, finished second overall at 31 seconds behind with Italy’s two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain) finishing third at 40.
“It’s crazy, I don’t know what to say,” said Tom, who was initially given a taste for the pink jersey when he wore it for the first time in Apeldoorn last year after victory in the opening stage time trial. “It’s a dream! When I crossed the line people were telling me I’d won, but as I sat here, I was freaking out. It’s incredible. I couldn’t have imagined this, ever. I was strong, I was lucky and everything fell into the place on this Giro. Nairo did an amazing race today.”
As the winner of the 2017 Giro d’Italia, and second in both the 2018 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, Tom Dumoulin has become one of the most exciting Grand Tour riders of his generation.
In 2019 Dumoulin raised a lot of commotion by telling Team Sunweb he wanted to leave after eight years by joining Team Jumbo-Visma. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his last year with the team in style. He crashed out of the 2019 Giro and the injuries he sustained would eventually lead to surgery and force him to miss the Tour de France.
In 2020 Dumoulin made his long-awaited return to racing at the Tour de l’Ain. It took more than 13 months after his last pedal stroke for Team Sunweb at the Criterium du Dauphine, as illness and an infection ruined the start of his Jumbo-Visma career. In the 2020 Tour de France, Dumoulin is part of the “team to beat” alongside last year’s third place finisher Steven Kruijswijk and 2019 Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Roglic.
Dumoulin knows what he wants to achieve in his career. “I want to be the best version of myself on the bike for another five, six or maybe seven years and that feeling is now stronger than ever. Furthermore I’m looking forward to contributing to Jumbo Visma’s goal; winning every Grand Tour”.