Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin

Dumoulin at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Nickname The Butterfly of Maastricht[1]
Born (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990
Maastricht, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Team information
Current team Team Giant–Alpecin
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist, all-rounder
Professional team(s)
2010 ParkHotel Rooding
2011 Rabobank Continental Team
2012– Argos–Shimano
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
2 individual stages (2016)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2015)

Single-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2014, 2016)
Infobox last updated on
15 July 2016

Tom Dumoulin (born 11 November 1990) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Team Giant-Alpecin.[2]

Professional career

Early career

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, however after not being offered a place at medical school he opted to pursue cycle racing for a year. He 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.[3]

Giant Shimano (2012–)

Dumoulin at the 2013 Tour de France

After riding for the Rabobank Development Team in 2011, Dumoulin turned professional with the Dutch Giant-Shimano team in 2012.


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.[4] 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.


He 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.[5] His second victory of the year came at the Tour de Suisse, where he won the prologue with a two seconds advantage over Fabian Cancellara.[6] He also won the closing stage of that race, a 38.4 km (23.9 mi) time trial he covered at an average 47.407 km/h (29.5 mph).[7]

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.[8] On stage 3, he was involved in a massive, high-speed crash and had to abandon the race.[9]

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

Dumoulin recovered from his injuries to ride the 2015 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), but was caught and passed by Esteban Chaves (Orica-Greenedge), who won the Stage ahead of Dumoulin in second.[10] 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.[11] However, Chaves won Stage 6 ahead of Dumoulin in third to re-take the Red Jersey.[12] 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.[13] After Froome crashed out on Stage 11, Dumoulin limited his losses on the following mountain stages, as Fabio Aru (Astana) and Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) traded the race lead. On Stage 17, Dumoulin won the 38.1 km individual time trial. He gained 1 minute and 53 seconds on Aru to take the Red Jersey by three seconds over the Italian, with Rodriguez now 1 minute and 15 seconds back in third overall after losing over 3 minutes to Dumoulin on the stage.[14] Dumoulin doubled his lead over Aru by gaining three seconds through an attack on Stage 19's final cobbled climb,[15] 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 Category 1 climbs. Dumoulin lost almost four minutes to Aru and slipped down to sixth place in the general classification.[16] In December 2015, he won the Gerrit Schulte Trophy, the award for the best Dutch of cyclist of the year.[17]


Dumoulin wearing the Maglia Rosa at the 2016 Giro d'Italia

He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia,[18] where he won the opening time trial on home soil in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, to take the Maglia Rosa.[19] 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 over s'terrata gravel roads.[20] He abandoned the race on stage 11.[21]

Dumoulin also rode the 2016 Tour de France. He won Stage 9 after attacking from a breakaway on the lower slopes of Andorre Arcalis, and riding up the climb solo in torrential rain.[22] Dumoulin also won Stage 13, a 37.5km time trial over hilly terrain in windy conditions, by a margin of over a minute to Chris Froome in second place.[23]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Stage 8 (ITT) Girobio
1st Overall GP du Portugal
1st Stage 3
7th UCI World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
3rd Overall Olympia's Tour
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
8th UCI World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
5th Rund um Köln
5th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
6th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
7th National Time Trial Championships
7th National Road Race Championships
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Mountains classification Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Eneco Tour
3rd National Time Trial Championships
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Young rider classification
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st RaboRonde Heerlen
1st Stage 2 (ITT) Critérium International
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Young rider classification
2nd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Young rider classification
1st Prologue
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Overall Eneco Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
3rd UCI World Time Trial Championships
5th Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Tour of the Basque Country
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 8 (ITT)
4th Overall Tour Down Under
4th National Time Trial Championships
5th UCI World Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 9 & 17 (ITT)
Held after Stages 5, 9–10 & 17–19
Held after Stages 9–14
Combativity award Stage 17, 21 & Overall
Tour de France
Held after Stage 2
1st National Time Trial Championships
Tour de France
1st Stages 9 & 13 (ITT)
Combativity award Stage 9
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
Held after Stages 1–2, 4–7
Held after Stage 1
2nd Time trial, Olympic Games
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
4th Overall Tour of Oman
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
9th Overall Eneco Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Giro d'Italia DNF
Tour de France 41 33 DNF DNF
Vuelta a España DNF 6
Did not compete
IP In progress
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified


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  3. Brown, Gregor (13 September 2015). "Dumoulin's Vuelta performance has the Dutch dreaming of Tour de France glory". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
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  10. "Vuelta a España: Chaves wins on Caminito del Rey". Immediate Media Company. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  11. "Vuelta a Espana: Ewan wins stage 5". Immediate Media Company. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  12. Fletcher, Patrick (27 August 2015). "Chaves wins stage 6". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  13. Farrand, Stephen (30 August 2015). "Vuelta a España: Dumoulin wins on Alto de Puig Llorença". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  14. Fletcher, Patrick. "Vuelta a Espana: Dumoulin smashes Burgos time trial". Immediate Media Company.
  15. Windsor, Richard (11 September 2015). "Tom Dumoulin extends his lead as Alexis Gougeard solos to Vuelta a España stage victory". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  16. Lowe, Felix (12 September 2015). "Fabio Aru in red after Astana break Tom Dumoulin, Ruben Plaza wins stage 20". Eurosport. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  17. Clarke, Stuart (1 December 2015). "Tom Dumoulin named Dutch Cyclist of the Year". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  18. "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  19. "99th Giro d'Italia > Stage 1 (ITT)". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
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