Tom Dumoulin

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Tom Dumoulin Road cycling
Tom Dumoulin at the Giro d'Italia 2017
Tom Dumoulin at the Giro d'Italia 2017
To person
Nickname vlinder van Maastricht
( Butterfly of Maastricht ).
Date of birth 11th November 1990 (age 29)
nation NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
discipline Street
Driver type Time trial, round rider
height 185 cm
Racing weight 69 kg
To the team
Current team Jumbo Visma
function driver
Team (s)
Rabobank Continental Team
Team Argos-Shimano
Team Giant-Shimano
Team Giant-Alpecin
Team Sunweb
Team Jumbo-Visma
Most important successes
Olympic games
Silver medal olympic.svg 2016 Olympic Games - Individual Time Trial
UCI Road World Championships
World Champion Individual time trial 2017
World Champion Team time trial 2017
UCI WorldTour
Jersey pink.svgOverall ranking Giro d'Italia 2017
four stages of the Giro d'Italia
three stages Tour de France
two stages Vuelta a España 2015
Overall ranking BinckBank Tour 2017
Last updated: September 26, 2018

Tom Dumoulin (born November 11, 1990 in Maastricht ) is a Dutch cyclist . He won the Giro d'Italia 2017 and was title holder in the individual and team time trial at the 2017 World Championships .


Tom Dumoulin joined the Rabobank Continental Team in 2012 and switched to the Argos-Shimano team in 2012 , where he won the individual time trials of the UCI WorldTour - stage races Critérium du Dauphiné and Eneco Tour and became Dutch time trial champion. At the Tour de France 2014 he finished second behind Tony Martin in the individual time trial . At the end of the year he won the bronze medal in the individual time trial of the road world championships .

At the beginning of his time in the peloton , Dumoulin was nicknamed vlinder van Maastricht ( Butterfly of Maastricht ) because he fluttered from one success to the next "carefree like a butterfly".

At the Tour de Suisse 2015 he won both individual time trials and wore the yellow jersey of the overall leader for four days. The subsequent Tour de France had to give up Dumoulin as third overall on the third stage due to a fall. In September he competed in the Vuelta a España , where he won a mountain finish and an individual time trial and for a long time even had the unexpected opportunity to win the tour. It was not until the 20th stage that Fabio Aru took over the red jersey of the overall leader from Dumoulin, who was finally named the most combative driver of the Vuelta and finished the tour in sixth overall.

In 2016 he won the opening time trial of the Giro d'Italia and won two stages of the Tour de France , the difficult mountain stage to Andorra Arcalis and the individual time trial . At the Olympic Games , he won the silver medal in the time trial.

In 2017, Dumoulin also won the overall standings at the Giro d'Italia after two stages, after having been fourth before the final time trial. He is the first Dutchman to win the Giro d'Italia. And it is the first victory of a Dutchman on one of the three great tours since 1980, when Joop Zoetemelk won the Tour de France. Furthermore, he was able to win the overall ranking of the BinckBank Tour . In September 2017 he became two-time world champion in both team and individual time trials. He became the first time trial world champion from the Netherlands.

In 2018 he competed in the Giro d'Italia again as last year's winner , where he won the opening time trial in Jerusalem and then finished the tour in second, 46 seconds behind Chris Froome .

Dumoulin won the time trial at the 2018 Tour de France

Then he also contested the Tour de France , for the first time with the goal of the overall classification. On the 6th stage after Mûr de Bretagne , Dumoulin suffered a defect five kilometers from the finish, which lost 53 seconds and was also given a 20-second time penalty because he used the slipstream of his team car in his race to catch up . He finished the two mountain arrivals of the 11th stage to La Rosière and 12th stage to Alpe d'Huez in second place. The Dutchman won the time trial of the 20th stage by a second over Chris Froome and thus defended his second place in the overall standings 1:51 minutes behind the winner of the tour, Geraint Thomas . He became the first Dutchman since Steven Rooks in 1988 to finish the tour in second place overall.

At the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck , Dumoulin won silver in the team time trial, in the individual time trial he was also second as the defending champion, 1:21 minutes behind Rohan Dennis . In the road race, one and a half kilometers from the finish, he came up to a top group of three around the eventual world champion Alejandro Valverde , who had pulled away on the last climb, and finished fourth in the sprint to the finish.

At the Giro d'Italia 2019 , Dumoulin competed with the aim of repeating his success from 2017. After a fall on the fourth stage, however, he had to end the tour with an injury shortly after the start of the fifth stage.


In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Tom Dumoulin was named Dutch cyclist of the year . In 2017 he was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year and was named Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau . The Association Internationale des Journalistes du Cyclisme (AIJC for short; German: International Association of Cycling Journalists) has also named him the most media-friendly cyclist.


On the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2017 , the royal stage that led over the Stelvio , Dumoulin had to take a compulsory break 30 kilometers before the finish and relieve himself due to stomach problems, the camera car that recorded this moment panned the camera gone in time. Finally, his gap to second in the overall standings fell from 2:41 minutes to just 31 seconds, but was still able to keep the pink jersey and in the end he won the tour.

In October 2018, Dumoulin married his long-time friend Thanee van Hulst in his hometown Maastricht as a family.



Important placements

Grand tours
Grand Tour 2013 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia - - - - DNF 1 2 DNF
Yellow jersey Tour de France - 41 33 DNF DNF - 2 -
Red jersey Vuelta a España - - - 6th - - - -
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.
Monuments of cycling
Monument to cycling 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan – Sanremo - 126 - 25th - 69 31 11
Tour of Flanders DNF - - - - - - -
Paris – Roubaix - - - - - - - -
Liège – Bastogne – Liège DNF 121 65 25th - 22nd 15th 50
Lombardy tour DNF 18th 43 DNF DNF - - -
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.

Web links

Commons : Tom Dumoulin  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Sander van Mersbergen4-7-15 -08: 25: Zet Dumoulin Nederland op zijn kop? In: July 4, 2015, accessed August 31, 2015 .
  2. 'De wielergedichten': Wat nou "vlinder". In: Retrieved August 31, 2015 .
  3. ^ Sander van Mersbergern: Zet Dumoulin Nederland op zijn kop? In: July 5, 2014, accessed July 15, 2016 (Dutch).
  4. Tour de France: Low blow for Cancellara, Dumoulin and Orica due to the fall on the 3rd stage., July 7, 2015, accessed September 15, 2015 .
  5. Dumoulin with a double punch, Froome with a comeback., August 30, 2015, accessed September 15, 2015 .
  6. Simon MacMichael: Tom Dumoulin becomes the first Dutch winner of Giro d'Italia. In: May 28, 2017, accessed May 28, 2017 .
  7. ^ Tom Dumoulin: The victory was more important than the time gained | . In: . ( [accessed June 15, 2018]).
  8. No regrets for Tom Dumoulin at Giro d'Italia | . In: . ( [accessed June 15, 2018]).
  9. Bad luck strikes Tom Dumoulin before Mur de Bretagne | . In: . ( [accessed July 29, 2018]).
  10. Finally World Cup gold: Valverde at the goal of his dreams. In: September 30, 2018, accessed September 30, 2018 .
  11. Dumoulin gets off his bike before the sharp start. In: May 15, 2019, accessed May 15, 2019 .
  12. Dumoulin and Van der Breggen named Dutch riders of the year for 2016. Cycling News, November 12, 2016, accessed November 12, 2016 (Dutch).
  13. Sportprijzen 2017 uitgereikt. In: NOC * NSF, December 17, 2017, accessed January 31, 2018 (Dutch).
  14. AIJC - l'Association Internationale des Journalistes du Cyclisme. Retrieved July 29, 2018 (American English).
  15. ^ Team Sunweb. Retrieved July 29, 2018 (American English).
  16. ^ Henry Robertshaw: Tom Dumoulin reveals he's undergoing tests to prevent repeat of infamous Giro d'Italia toilet stop. In: December 1, 2017, accessed September 26, 2018 .
  17. Ciclismo, tempo di ... matrimoni: Dumoulin, Cimolai e Battaglin sposi. In: October 23, 2018, accessed November 6, 2018 (Italian).