Cycling is a thrilling sport. Anyone who enjoys cycling and keeps tabs on the heroes of the cycling world knows this renowned and accomplished racer who has won hearts and fame all around the world.
Tom Dumoulin is a professional Dutch road bicycle racer born on November 11 in 1990.
He is an all-rounder rider but is especially known for his time trailing and climbing ability.
His performances in recent years have established him as an elite general classification rider.
In addition, he has successfully won major racing titles like Tour de France and Time Trial Championships multiple times.
In this article, we shall have a look at his career and lifestyle in depth.
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|Full Name:||Tom Dumoulin|
|Date of birth:||11 November 1990|
|Age:||31 Years Old|
|Birth Place:||Maastricht, Netherlands|
|Father’s Name:||John Dumoulin|
|Mother’s Name:||Erna Dumoulin|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m )|
|Weight:||69 kg ( 152 lb )|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Current team:||Team Jumbo–Visma|
|Body Measurements:||Not available|
|Net Worth:||$1 – $5 million|
|Wife||Thanee van Hulst ( m. 2018)|
|Shoe Size:||8 UK|
|Social Media Presence:||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Teams||PPL–Belisol (2009 -2010)
Rabobank Continental Team(2011)
Project 1t4i(2012 – 2019)
|Major Achievements||1.Grand Tours
3.One-day races and Classics
|Merch:||T-Shirt, Stickers, Journal, Paperbacks|
|Last Update:||July, 2022|
Early Life, Family, and Education
Tom Dumoulin was born on November 11, 1990, in Maastricht. Tom was born to John Dumoulin and Erna Dumoulin.
His father, John, was a Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences teacher, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Maastricht University.
Before his passion for racing developed, Tom wanted to study medicine and become a doctor.
But after failing to secure a position at the medical school, he started studying Health Sciences. He soon dropped out and instead pursued cycle racing for a year.
Other information about his mother, sibling, and childhood days are still under review.
Age and Physical Features
Tom is currently 31 years old. He is 1.85 m(6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs around 69 kg (152 lb).
The athlete has a very handsome athletic body and oval face type, which anyone would love to have.
Moreover, he has short brown-black colored straight hair.
Tom is beardless and has dark brown eyes. His most distinctive feature is his cheekbones which makes him even more good-looking.
Cycling was not the career Tom originally wanted to choose. But once he got the taste of it, he has never looked back ever since.
In 2010, Dumoulin competed at the Grand Prix of Portugal and won the race despite never having ridden a trial bicycle before.
Later that year, he also won a time trial stage of the Girobio.
In 2012, he turned professional with the Dutch Project 1t4i team.
Although his beginning was shaky, he luckily made his marks in major races and time trials.
Furthermore, he made his tour debut in 2012, riding the Vuelta an España.
In June of 2014, he won Dutch National Time Trial Championships.
Later, in September, he also won a bronze in the UCI World Time Trial Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.
In 2015, he took his first success of the season by winning the final individual time trial on the Tour of the Basque Country.
Unfortunately, on stage 3 of Tour de France, he was involved in a massive, high-speed crash and abandoned the race.
After recovering from his injuries, he went on to participate in 20 more stages.
In December, he won the Gerrit Schulte Trophy, the award for the best Dutch cyclist of the year. In addition to this, in 2016, he also won the opening time trial on home soil in Apeldoorn in Giro d’Italia.
Furthermore, he also rode in Tour de France. Despite having a broken wrist, he successfully won a silver medal in the time trial at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Giro d’Italia victory and World Time Trial Champion
2017 was one of the highlights of his career. That year, he became the first Dutch male cyclist to win the Giro d’Italia and the first to win a Grand Tour since Joop Zoetemelk.
As a result of his victory, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Limburgian by Merit.
In addition to this, he also received the Honorary Gold Medal of the City of Maastrict.
Dumoulin won September’s Individual time trial at the World Championships in Bergen, Norway. This was his first individual world championship victory.
In 2018 he entered the Giro d’Italia as the defending champion, and he finished second overall behind Chris Froome. He was considered one of the favorites for overall victory.
Unfortunately, in 2019 he missed the Tour de France because of his injuries in his previous race.
However, In August, he joined Team Jumbo–Visma on a three-year contract from 2020 onwards. After that, he took an indefinite leave in January 2021 to revive his health.
Tom intended to return to racing in June at 2021 Tour de Suisse and prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
All his passion and dedication paid off when Dumoulin won a silver medal in Men’s Individual Time Trial Road Cycling at the Olympics.
In his own words, Tom said, ” Proud of the result. I will continue to ride.”
Tom further added he would continue cycling, and he thinks cycling is a great sport.
Net worth, Salary and Career Earnings
Tom Dumoulin is listed as one of the richest cyclists in the world. His net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $1 to $5 Million. His primary income is cycling and prize money.
The athlete’s monthly income is approximately $70 k – USD 90k.
Further, Tom owns an apartment in Maastricht, Netherlands.
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Tom Dumoulin is married to Thanee van Hulst. They got engaged in October of 2017 and got married in 2018.
Their wedding was held in Maaschrist in the presence of friends, family, and acquaintances.
They currently live in the Belgian town of Kanne.
Sadly, there is no other information about Tom’s personal life. He is quite secretive regarding his personal life. But, no worries, we will soon update you about it.
Interesting facts about Tom Dumoulin:
- Tom likes to dress comfortably. He loves to wear casual shoes and formal dresses while going outside.
- The Olympian has a remarkable collection of more than 100 formal shoes. On top of this, he still buys new shoes every month whenever he goes shopping.
- Tom Dumoulin is a non-vegetarian.
Social Media Presence
Tom Dumoulin is active on different social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Likewise, Tom has a Facebook page named on his own real name, with 231 K followers.
(Note: The number of followers is as of July 2021).
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Has Tom Dumoulin retired?
Tom Dumoulin took a break from professional cycling sports due to his injuries. He did so to take some time off and improve his mental health. But he got back for the Olympics.
What is Tom Dumoulin’s team name?
Tom Dumoulin currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma. His former teams are PPL–Belisol, Rabobank Continental Team, and Project 1t4i.