Tom Stamsnijder   
Tom Stamsnijder
COUNTRY
The Netherlands
Residence
Bornerbroek, the Netherlands
Riders Type
All-rounder
Favourite Giant Bike
TCR – get the feeling that I am one with it
Pro Since
2007
2017 Race Km's
7946
2017 Race Days
52


ABOUT Tom Stamsnijder

Tom Stamsnijder has been a valuable member of the team since 2012, after previously riding for professional teams Gerolsteiner, Rabobank and Leopard-Trek. The 32-year-old Dutchy is proud to have ridden with such great teams and is comfortable in his role at Team Sunweb.

During his time with the team Tom has become a reliable helper for the team leaders. “I’m good at many things in cycling, but to win a race you simply need to be outstanding. That’s a reality I must deal with and one in which I don’t have a problem with because I love to be a helper. It suits me and I’m pretty good at it.”

When watching a race there is a big chance that you will see Tom pulling at the front of the peloton, excelling in his domestique role. “I add value to the team by supporting my teammates, so that they can ride for a good result. The appreciation I get from my team for doing my job is enormous. With our team spirit, we’ve shown we can achieve things we only could dream of a few years ago.”

‘Stammie’ loves talking about his job and in the Grand Tours he’s often one of the first choices when the selections are made. Last year he was part of the squad who helped Tom Dumoulin take a historical team win at the Giro d’Italia. “Those three weeks were extremely hard, with a lot of heavy climbs. There were some critical moments where all the capacities of a helper were needed to turn things back around but the hard work completely paid off the moment that we cheered together as a team on the podium in Milan.”

"I’m a helper and I’m pretty good at it"


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