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Tom-Jelte Slagter (born 1 July 1989) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[4]

Tom-Jelte Slagter
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Slagter at the 2015 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameTom-Jelte Slagter
NicknameTeJay
Born (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 30)
Groningen, Netherlands
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb; 9 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Dimension Data
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur/Climber
Amateur team(s)
2010Rabobank Continental Team
Professional team(s)
2011–2013Rabobank
2014–2017Garmin–Sharp[1][2]
2018–Team Dimension Data[3]
Major wins
Stage races
Tour Down Under (2013)

Contents

CareerEdit

Born in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, Slagter currently resides in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.[2]

Rabobank (2011–2013)Edit

While riding for Blanco Pro Cycling in 2013,[5] Slagter won the Tour Down Under, his greatest career achievement. Slagter won the third stage after attacking on the finial climb, cresting it alone. He was joined by three riders on the descent, and with the peloton on their heels, Slagter out-sprinted the group.[6] On the fifth stage, he gained the orange jersey; finishing atop Old Willunga Hill in second position, behind Australian Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE), the defending champion.[7] On the final stage, Slagter successfully defended his lead, with Spaniard Javier Moreno (Movistar Team) earning second place, seventeen seconds in arrears.[8]

In August 2013, Slagter signed with the Garmin–Sharp squad, penning a two-year deal.[9][10]

Garmin–Sharp (2014–2017)Edit

2014Edit

At Paris–Nice, Slagter won stages 4 and 7. He then went on to finish 2nd in the Spanish one-day race GP Miguel Induráin. His last race before his classics campaign was the Tour of the Basque Country in which he finished 13th. At Liége–Bastogne–Liége he finished 6th, his best result ever in a monument. Before that he also finished 5th in La Flèche Wallonne. Slagter rode the Tour de France, and finished 9th on stage 16 to Bagneres-de-Luchon. After the Tour, he rode the Clásica de San Sebastián. and finished just outside of top 10, in 14th place. He rode the Canadian World Tour classics, Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, where he finished 11th and 12th respectively.

2015Edit

Slagter's best result during the first part of the 2015 season, was finishing 9th in La Flèche Wallonne. He rode the Tour of Alberta, and won 2 stages during the race. He then rode the Canadian World Tour classics and finished 4th in Québec and 10th in Montréal.

Team Dimension Data (2018–present)Edit

At the Tour Down Under, Slagter finished 3rd overall, in his first race for Team Dimension Data. His best result during the classics period was 12th at La Flèche Wallonne.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2010
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
8th Vlaamse Pijl
2012
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
6th Overall Tour of Oman
2013
1st   Overall Tour Down Under
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st   Mountains classification Tour of Alberta
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2014
Paris–Nice
1st Stages 4 & 7
2nd GP Miguel Induráin
5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2015
3rd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stages 3 & 4
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th La Flèche Wallonne
9th GP Miguel Induráin
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal
2016
1st Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var
4th Tre Valli Varesine
8th Clásica de San Sebastián
9th Brabantse Pijl
2017
1st Stage 2 Tour of Austria
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4th Overall Tour of Alberta
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2018
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
2019
7th Overall Tour de Yorkshire

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF 30 76 77
  Tour de France 56 82 59
  Vuelta a España 75
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Tour Down Under 1 14 3 17
  Paris–Nice 16 36 33 119 DNF
  Tirreno–Adriatico 27 45
  Volta a Catalunya 41 DNF
  Tour of the Basque Country DNF 13 27 DNF 79 77 77
  Tour de Romandie 43
  Critérium du Dauphiné DNF 66
  Tour de Suisse 66 40 45 25 71

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo DNF 105 14 51
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 34 6 44 DNF 45 30 43
Giro di Lombardia 52 DNF 46 93 13 DNF DNF
Classic 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Amstel Gold Race 85 21 36 60 76 85
La Flèche Wallonne 47 14 5 9 36 12 48
Clásica de San Sebastián 49 14 27 8 DNF
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 5 7 11 4 15 6 97
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 20 15 12 10 17 3 84
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beaudin, Matthew (24 September 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Tom-Jelte Slagter at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Slagter signs with Dimension Data". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Former Rabobank (RAB) – NED". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  6. ^ Alex Malone (24 January 2013). "Slagter takes tough victory into Stirling". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  7. ^ Alex Malone (26 January 2013). "Gerrans victorious on Australia Day at Old Willunga". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Flying Dutchman Slagter wins Tour Down Under". The Northern Star. Sydney, New South Wales: APN News & Media. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Garmin signs Dutch rider and Tour Down Under champ Slagter". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  10. ^ Andrew Hood (14 August 2013). "Dutch connection paved way for Slagter's move to Garmin". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 26 September 2013.

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