Dylan Groenewegen

Dylan Groenewegen (born 21 June 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[4]

Dylan Groenewegen
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Groenewegen at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameDylan Groenewegen
Born (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 27)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2012–2014Cycling Team De Rijke
2015Team Roompot
2016–LottoNL–Jumbo[3]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
4 individual stages (2017, 2018, 2019)
1 TTT stage (2019)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2016)
Three Days of Bruges–De Panne (2019)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2018)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2015)
Rund um Köln (2016)

Early lifeEdit

Groenewegen was born to a working-class family in Amsterdam. His grandfather, Ko Zieleman, assembled custom bike frames of which Groenewegen received his first bike at the age of seven. Zieleman owned a shop selling bike frames, a trade that his father had started in 1928, which Groenewegen's father, Gerrie, has continued. At the age of 17, Groenewegen went to a trade school in order to follow his previous three generations as a frame-builder.[5]

CareerEdit

Pre-World TourEdit

Groenewegen said in an interview that he had to choose between Team Roompot or BMC Racing Team to join in 2014. He chose the former as they gave him "a lot of confidence".[6]

LottoNL–Jumbo (2016–present)Edit

In October 2015, Groenewegen announced that he had signed with LottoNL–Jumbo,[7] on an initial three-year deal from 2016.[8]

2016Edit

In June, Groenewegen won the Dutch National Road Race Championships after outsprinting Wouter Wippert.[9] During a review of Groenewegen's Bianchi Oltre XR4 bicycle, Simon Richardson of Global Cycling Network said he is "a very easy rider to work with" in respect to the mechanics.[10] Groenewegen won stage 4 of the Tour of Britain.[11][12]

2017Edit

In the Dubai Tour, which ran from late January into early February, Groenewegen came second in the general classification,[13] having finished second in stages 1 and 2.[14][15] Despite narrowly missing out on victory in these areas, he did win the overall youth classification.[16] On 28 April, Groenewegen won the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire. The stage, which was 174 kilometres (108 mi) long from Bridlington to Scarbrough, came down to a photo finish where he held off Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan.[17] He came fourth on the second stage which finished in Harrogate.[18] He continued this success when in May, he won two stages at the Tour of Norway.[19][20]

The Tour de France started well for Groenewegen when he came fifth on stage 2, the first flat stage.[a][22] He produced two more top-10 results in the first week, with sixth in stages 6 and 7.[23][24] After two mountain stages and a rest day in Dordogne,[25] he returned to finish third on stage 10 – a 178 kilometres (111 mi) route from Périgueux to Bergerac.[26][27] Groenewegen won the final stage of the race on the last stage on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.[28][29]

2018Edit

In February, Groenewegen competed in the Dubai Tour and won stage 1.[30] Groenewegen held the general classification lead until the third stage when he was penalised 20 seconds after illegally drafting behind his team's car after suffering a mechanical fault. The blue jersey, given to the race leader, was lost to Elia Viviani who started the day two seconds behind Groenewegen, who dropped out of the top 10.[31][32] He expressed his anger, saying "I had problems with my bike, the mechanicals fucked it up for me. I actually think it was a good decision by the judges but it fucked it up for me" before placing the blame on his mechanics, saying that "it's the fault of my mechanics".[31]

In the Tour de France, Groenewegen won stage 7 after beating Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan, both of whom had won two stages to that point in the tour.[33] The stage was the longest in the tour at 231 km (143.5 mi) which started in Fougères and finished in Chartres, Northern France.[34] Groenewegen also won stage 8, beating Sagan and John Degenkolb in Amiens.[35][36] In an interview, Groenewegen said that the sprint was "a bit messy" but he said that he "surged ahead" and took advantage of the "good opportunity".[35]

2019Edit

Groenwegen won stage 7 of the Tour de France, the longest stage in the tour at 230 km (142.9 mi) finishing in Chalon-sur-Saône. He beat Caleb Ewan and Sagan, giving him his fourth Tour de France stage win.[37][38] Groenewegen won stages 1, 3 and 5 of the Tour of Britain, beating Davide Cimolai, Mathieu van der Poel, and Matthew Walls on the respective stages.[39][40][41]

2020Edit

During stage 1 of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice, Poland on 5 August 2020, Groenewegen pushed Fabio Jakobsen into the barriers surrounding the finish line causing a very serious crash that put his rival in hospital.[42] Groenewegen crashed as well and suffered a broken collarbone. More riders were involved in the crash; French sprinter Marc Sarreau had to abandon the race due to his injuries resulting from the crash. Groenewegen was disqualified from the race and fined CHF 500. Further investigations by the UCI are pending.[43] Jakobsen's directeur sportif Patrick Lefevere said his team are considering bringing criminal charges against Groenewegen.[44] Both Groenewegen and his team Jumbo-Visma have apologized and taken responsibility.[45][46] In November 2020, Groenewegen was handed a nine-month ban for causing the crash, backdated to the day of the incident.[47]

Personal lifeEdit

As of 2017, Groenewegen lives in Rivierenbuurt, a district in Amsterdam.[5]

Major resultsEdit

2011
2nd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2012
Vuelta Ciclista a León
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 5
3rd Münsterland Giro
4th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
9th Dutch Food Valley Classic
9th Omloop van het Houtland
2013
1st Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
4th Dorpenomloop Rucphen
5th Overall Olympia's Tour
6th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
8th Zuid Oost Drenthe Classic I
9th Antwerpse Havenpijl
2014
1st Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
1st Stage 2 Tour de Normandie
3rd Trofeo Palma
3rd Zuid Oost Drenthe Classic I
10th Ronde van Overijssel
10th Gooikse Pijl
2015
1st Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
5th Handzame Classic
7th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
2016
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Rund um Köln
1st Heistse Pijl
1st Tour de l'Eurométropole
1st Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
Tour de Yorkshire
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
Ster ZLM Toer
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 3
Tour of Britain
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 1 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Stage 3 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Handzame Classic
3rd Ronde van Drenthe
3rd Nokere Koerse
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
6th EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th Le Samyn
9th Scheldeprijs
2017
Ster ZLM Toer
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3
Tour of Norway
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 21 Tour de France
1st Stage 5 Tour of Guangxi
1st Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
1st   Young rider classification
2nd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd EuroEyes Cyclassics
3rd Tacx Pro Classic
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
5th Münsterland Giro
2018
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
Tour de France
1st Stages 7 & 8
Tour of Norway
1st Stages 1, 3 & 4
Volta ao Algarve
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1 Tour of Guangxi
1st Stage 1 Dubai Tour
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
7th Gooikse Pijl
2019
1st Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
1st Tacx Pro Classic
Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5
Tour de France
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 7
Paris–Nice
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 4 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
4th Primus Classic
7th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
2020
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 4 UAE Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 160 156 DNF 145
  Vuelta a España

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Milan–San Remo 78
Tour of Flanders DNF
Paris–Roubaix 47 44
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during career
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 25
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne DNF 4 18 1 4
Dwars door Vlaanderen 32 58 5 81 NH
Gent–Wevelgem DSQ 80 93
Scheldeprijs 119 9 58 DSQ
Cyclassics Hamburg 6 3 NH
Paris–Tours 19 80

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Olympic Games Road race NH NH
  World Championships Road race 37
  National Championships Road race 4 1 3 31
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified
NH Not held

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stage 1 was an individual time trial.[21]

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niki Terpstra
Dutch National Road Race
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Ramon Sinkeldam