Ramon Sinkeldam

Ramon Sinkeldam

Sinkeldam in 2016
Personal information
Full name Ramon Sinkeldam
Born (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989[1]
Wormer, the Netherlands
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Giant–Alpecin
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/Classics rider
Amateur team(s)
2007–2011 Rabobank Continental Team
Professional team(s)
2012– Project 1t4i
Infobox last updated on
6 September 2016

Ramon Sinkeldam (born 9 February 1989) is a Dutch cyclist, currently riding for Team Giant–Alpecin.[2]


Amateur career

Born in Wormer, Sinkeldam rode for the Rabobank Continental Team for his entire amateur career, between 2007 and 2011. During this time, he won the Paris–Roubaix Espoirs race in 2011, as well as winning the 2011 Ronde van Limburg and the national under-23 road race championships in 2011, having finished second in the two previous years. In his youth Sinkeldam was also active in mountain biking and in cyclocross.

Professional career

Sinkeldam turned professional for the 2012 season, joining the Project 1t4i team. He achieved his first professional victories with the team in October 2012, winning two stages at the Tour of Hainan in China. He finished the race sixth overall. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[3] He earned no wins in 2013, but did place 3rd overall at 2.HC race Four Days of Dunkirk. In 2014, Sinkeldam won the second stage of the World Ports Classic and finished in 2nd overall. 2015 was his most successful season yet, as he won one day events Velothon Berlin and Binche–Chimay–Binche. Sinkeldam was also 2nd of the National Road Race Championships to Niki Terpstra.

On 23 January 2016, he was one of the six members of the Team Giant–Alpecin who were hit by a car which drove into on-coming traffic while they were training in Spain. All riders were in stable condition.[4]

Career achievements

Major results

2nd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
9th Münsterland Giro
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st Ronde van Limburg
5th Overall Olympia's Tour
8th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
6th Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stages 5 & 8
2nd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2nd Overall World Ports Classic
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tour de Picardie
2nd Ronde van Zeeland Seaports
6th GP Impanis-Van Petegem
1st Velothon Berlin
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche
2nd National Road Race Championships
8th Vattenfall Cyclassics

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour WD 143
red jersey Vuelta WD 136

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


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