Laurens ten Dam

Laurens ten Dam (born 13 November 1980) is a retired Dutch road racing cyclist,[3] who competed professionally between 2003 and 2019 for the Rabobank GS3, BankGiroLoterij,, LottoNL–Jumbo, Team Sunweb and CCC Team squads.

Laurens ten Dam
Ten Dam on L'Alpe (cropped).jpg
Ten Dam at the 2011 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameLaurens ten Dam
Born (1980-11-13) 13 November 1980 (age 39)
Bedum, the Netherlands
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team
2000–2002Rabobank Beloften
Professional teams
2003Rabobank GS3
2016–2018Team Giant–Alpecin
2019CCC Team[2]


A native of the village of Zuidwolde in Groningen, ten Dam started racing in 2000. A decent climber, ten Dam was able to finish in the top ten in many important stage races including the 2007 Volta a Catalunya, the 2011 Tour Down Under, the 2011 Tour of California, and the 2011 Tour de Suisse. He also recorded two top ten finishes in Grand Tours: he finished 8th in the 2012 Vuelta a España and 9th in the 2014 Tour de France, and won the mountains classification in the 2009 Tour de Romandie.

Rabobank (2008–2015)Edit

In 2012, ten Dam finished 8th in the Vuelta a España, his best grand tour finish to date.[4]

In the 2013 Tour de France, ten Dam had an excellent first two weeks of the Tour, sitting 5th overall after the end of the second week with his teammate, Bauke Mollema 2nd overall. However, in the last week, ten Dam struggled to stay with the general classification contenders making him slip out of the top ten, finishing 13th overall.[5]

At the 2014 Tour de France, ten Dam was selected to lead Belkin Pro Cycling with Mollema. Through the Vosges on stages 9 and 10 ten Dam was already almost 8 minutes behind race leader, Vincenzo Nibali giving his leadership to Mollema. Ten Dam's form slowly improved as the race went through the Alps finishing 8th on stages 13 and 14. With his good form moving through the Pyrenees, ten Dam managed to finish in the top 10 overall, finishing 9th.[6]

Team Giant–Alpecin (2016–2018)Edit

In October 2015 it was announced that ten Dam would join Team Giant–Alpecin on a one-year contract for 2016, after spending eight years with Rabobank and its other guises, combining racing in the United States with competing in Europe and a focus on supporting Warren Barguil and Tom Dumoulin through his climbing ability and tactical knowledge.[7]

Major resultsEdit

3rd Overall Flèche du Sud
9th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
3rd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
3rd Omloop der Kempen
4th Overall Tour of Belgium
4th Overall Rheinland–Pfalz Rundfahrt
8th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
8th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
9th Hel van het Mergelland
1st   Mountains classification Ster Elektrotoer
5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
7th Route Adélie
7th Polynormande
9th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
1st Stage 2a (ITT)
5th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
7th Overall Deutschland Tour
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
5th Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 1
10th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Overall Tour Down Under
6th Overall Tour of California
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
10th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
8th Overall Vuelta a España
9th Brabantse Pijl
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
8th Overall Tour of Norway
8th Overall Tour of California
9th Overall Tour de France
10th Overall Tour of California

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 28 34 35 DNF
  Tour de France 21 60 58 28 13 9 92 73 67 51
  Vuelta a España DNF 8 DNF 44
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Laurens ten Dam profile". Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. ^ Ferri, Marco (24 December 2018). "CCC Team, Riccardo Zoidl prende il posto di Denifl e completa il roster" [CCC Team, Riccardo Zoidl takes the place of Denifl and completes the roster]. SpazioCiclismo – (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ten Dam calling stop on career after Lombardia". VeloNews. Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Alberto Contador wins second Vuelta a Espana title". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ Daniel Benson (22 July 2013). "Kittel wins on the Champs-Elysees". Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Overall individual time classification". Le Tour. Amaury Sport Organisation. 27 July 2014. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Laurens ten Dam signs for Giant-Alpecin". 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

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