Laurens Ten Dam

Birthdate 13.11.1980
Height & weight 184 cm | 68 KG
Speciality Climber
Country Netherlands

Laurens ten Dam joins CCC Team as one of the most-experienced riders in the peloton with the 2019 season marking his 17th year as a professional rider.

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Laurens Ten Dam

Laurens ten Dam joins CCC Team as one of the most-experienced riders in the peloton with the 2019 season marking his 17th year as a professional rider. Having finished in the top ten at the Tour de France in 2014 and the Vuelta a Espana in 2012, ten Dam’s climbing pedigree has seen him achieve personal results as well as play an integral role in helping former teammate Tom Dumoulin win the Giro d’Italia in 2017 and to second place at the Tour de France in 2018.

Ten Dam lives by a #LiveSlowRideFast mentality, one that has seen him become a fan favorite for what he does off the bike as much as what he does on it. When he is not racing or training, ten Dam could well be one of the busiest pros out there. His Live Slow Ride Fast podcast, role as editor of Bicycling magazine, Il Magistrale LtD coffee, and LtD Gravel Raid keep him busy to say the least.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

Once I was interested in cycling and then I started to become better and better.

My greatest racing memory is…

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2007. I still like that race the most because it’s a cobbled race and one I used to watch as a small kid all of the time. It’s not really my type of race but I still did the final and I’m proud of that.

The race I dream of winning is…

The Alpe d’Huez stage of the Tour de France because of all of the Dutch people.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

I’m not sure but I think life would be pretty much the same.

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