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Dylan Groenewegen
Dutch cyclist

Dylan Groenewegen

Dylan Groenewegen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Dutch cyclist
Is Athlete Sport cyclist
From Netherlands
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 June 1993, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Age 29 years
Star sign Cancer
Stats
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Sports Teams
Team Jumbo-Visma
Roompot-Charles
Delta Cycling Rotterdam
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

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

Early life

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.

Career

Pre-2015

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".

2015

In October 2015, Groenewegen announced that he had signed with LottoNL–Jumbo (now known as Team Jumbo–Visma) on an initial three-year deal from 2016.

2016

In June, Groenewegen became the Dutch Road Race Champion after outsprinting Wouter Wippert. 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. Groenewegen won stage 4 of the Tour of Britain.

2017

In the Dubai Tour, which ran from late January into early February, Groenewegen came second in the general classification, having finished second in stages 1 and 2. Despite narrowly missing out on victory in these areas, he did win the overall youth classification. 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. He came fourth on the second stage which finished in Harrogate. He continued this success when in May, he won two stages at the Tour of Norway.

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

2018

In February, Groenewegen competed in the Dubai Tour and won stage 1. 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. 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".

In the Tour de France, Groenewegen won stage 7 after beating Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan, both of whom had won two stages thus far in the tour. The stage was the longest in the tour at 231 km (143.5 mi) which started in Fougères and finished in Chartres, Northern France. Groenewegen also won stage 8, beating Sagan and John Degenkolb in Amiens. 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".

2019

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-Saone. He beat Caleb Ewan and Sagan, giving him his fourth Tour de France stage win.

Groenewegen won stage 1, 3 and 5 of the Tour of Britain, beating Davide Cimolai, Mathieu van der Poel, and Matthew Walls on the respective stages.

Personal life

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

Career achievements

Major results

2020
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Stage 4 UAE Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 160 156 DNF 145
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress

Classics results timeline

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 78
Tour of Flanders DNF
Paris–Roubaix 47 44
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 25
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne DNF 4 18 1 4
Dwars door Vlaanderen 32 58 5 81
Gent–Wevelgem NQ 80 93
Scheldeprijs 119 9 58 NQ
Cyclassics Hamburg 6 3
Paris–Tours 19 80

Major championships timeline

Event 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Olympic Games Time trial Not Held Not Held
Road race
World Championships Time trial
Road race 37
National Championships Time trial
Road race 4 1 3 31
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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