Tom
Dumoulin

Residence
Limburg, the Netherlands
Age
28
Height
1.85m
Hobbies
Walking my dog, Netflix
Favourite food
South East Asian & Italian
Favourite TV show
Peaky Blinders
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Giro d'Italia & the Worlds

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 a generation.

Also a supreme time-triallist, he has world titles in both the individual and team time trial. He has developed in to one of the biggest GC threats in world cycling, having won stages in all three Grand Tours, but merely stumbled upon cycling as a kid.

He loved sports but was a football player. Aged 15, he tried riding a bike and joined a club, and racing was all part of it:

“I like to be better than others and to challenge myself – more so than beating others. I want to get better every day. Although winning is nice, of course!”

This year, he wants to step up once again, and win another Grand Tour. And like most bike riders, he dreams of winning the Tour de France. The 28-year-old is also looking to the Yorkshire 2019 world championships to regain his world time trial title.

Team Sunweb is a good match for Tom, who has spent six years with the team. Not only does he like his teammates, it has become family.

 “I like my teammates, I like the staff. And having the Development program so closely linked to the WorldTour team, that is really huge for young riders. We need the champions of tomorrow and they can use the expertise we have. It works both ways.”

 

Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb
Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb
Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb
Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb
Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb
Tom Dumoulin | Team Sunweb

Friendly and laid back off the bike, Tom maintains an ice cool focus on it. Simply, he is a rider who knows what he wants and how to achieve it, and he admits his teammates may say he can be a little stubborn and at times explosive.

“I have another side, it’s not always a good side but that’s human. The media portray me as a really friendly guy, which I am. But I know what I want, I know how I want it and I never want to give up. Sometimes that is challenging to work together. I may need convincing of another way of working!”

Last season’s off-season saw Tom get married, and while not riding a bike he loves spending time walking his dog, a white shepherd, and taking him for coffee. He enjoys watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix and is eagerly awaiting the next season.

Results

2019
2 UAE Tour Team Time Trial
2 UAE Tour Stage 6
3 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4 (ITT)
3 Tirreno-Adriatico Team Time Trial
4 Tirreno-Adriatico
4 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5
5 Giro d'Italia Individual Time Trial
6 UAE Tour
7 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 (ITT)
11 Milano-Sanremo
2018
1 Hammer Hong Kong Stage 2
1 Tour de France Stage 20 (ITT)
1 Giro d'Italia Individual Time Trial
2 Tour de France
2 World Championships TTT
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 11
2 Giro d'Italia
2 Tour de France Stage 12
2 Tour de France Stage 11
2 World Championships ITT
2017
1 Giro d'Italia
1 World Championships ITT
1 BinckBank Tour
1 World Championships TTT
1 National Championships Netherlands ITT
1 Giro d'Italia Stage 10 (ITT)
1 Giro d'Italia Stage 14
2 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2
2 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 1
2 BinckBank Tour Stage 6