Tom Dumoulin   
Tom Dumoulin
The Netherlands
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Riders Type
Time trial / hills / GC
Favourite Giant Bike
Pro Since
2017 Race Kms
2017 Race Days

ABOUT Tom Dumoulin

Initially football and running were his favourite sports but after getting on a bike with some friends, Tom Dumoulin soon realised that cycling was his new passion. Once he stepped on a bike, it quickly apparent that he had the dedication and talent needed to become one of the best riders of his generation. After studying Health Science between 2011 and 2012, Tom joined Team Sunweb, marking the beginning of his successful career as a professional cyclist.

In recent years, Dumoulin has made a sensational breakthrough as a world class rider. After just missing out on the podium at the Vuelta in 2015, his career highlight is his prestigious GC victory at the 2017 Giro d’Italia. After a challenging three-weeks, his stellar performance during the time trial in Milan on the race’s final stage was one of the most intense experiences ever witnessed in the history of cycling.

“I really didn’t expect to win the Giro d’Italia, I didn’t even dare to dream about winning a Grand Tour. I always thought my climbing ability wasn’t good enough to compete with the best but I surprised myself by climbing so well during these three weeks. During the Giro I also grew mentally, I’ve learned to push myself even harder than I thought I ever could.”

Aside from cycling Tom is a laid-back guy, but when it comes to time trials he is extremely attentive to detail. Able to block out anything that’s going on around him, a time trial is like a science for Tom and every part of it is continuously tested until it’s perfect. His winning streak continued at the 2017 world championships as he soloed to the individual time trial victory, as well as a win alongside his team mates in the team time trial.

Tom Dumoulin combines his outrageous talent with extreme focus on the goals he sets. “I always set my goals high, but ensure my expectations remain realistic.”

"My goals are high, but my expectations remain realistic."