24 Fascinating Things about Tom Dumoulin You Didn’t Know

Jan Poshenko
Written by
Last update:

A Little Background of Tom Dumoulin

Unlike other top cyclists, Tom Dumoulin is not a seasoned cyclist. Although he has been cycling since he was a little boy, he only started racing professionally in 2012.

Dumoulin is a Dutch road racing cyclist who currently rides as a time trial specialist for the Giant-Alpecin team. He started riding professionally in 2012 with the Giant Shimano team and is now a part of the Giant Alpecin team.

Dumoulin has competed in many races and became sixth in the Vuelta al País Vasco, third in the Tour of Belgium and also has an individual time trial victory in the Tour de l’Ain. Although Dumoulin is not as well known as other professional cyclists, his outstanding time trial skills will soon make him a household name.

Some Interesting Facts about Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulins’s Family are Thai Food Enthusiasts

Tom’s father, Jos, was born in Thailand near the border of Burma and many of his family still live in his homeland. His love for Thai food is now passed down to his two daughters, who enjoy Thai cuisine just as much as he does.

Tom Dumoulin's Professional Career So Far

In 2013, Tom Dumoulin's professional career has taken off, with him signing for Giant-Shimano. He started off 2014 with a bang with a second place finish in the Tour of Oman. He also showed signs of stage race ability by completing every single stage in the Giro delle Regioni and placed third.

During the Giro delle Regioni, he lost his chance of taking the overall title on the last stage when he crashed 30km from the finish and lost three minutes. Tom Dumoulin would finish the Giro delle Regioni at the fifth place overall.

After his spring campaign, Tom was selected to ride the Tour of the Basque Country during the first week of April. Dumoulin finished second on the final stage in the series to complete the set of top ten finishes for the week.

With his consistent spring showing, Tom Dumoulin was selected to ride the Tour de Romandie. He killed it in stage 3, winning the stage in the category 3 climb to R–nov¡us. He followed that up with stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire where he finished third.