Laurens ten Dam Tour de France

For his third Tour de France was not yet, because the effects of a crash in the Tour of Switzerland kept him out of La Grande Boucle. Laurens ten Dam, the disappointment over the head back and prepare intensively for the Tour of Spain where he has a good chance in the top 10 type. An interview to accept setbacks, his home and his feelings of revenge. Robert has achieved good results in the Tour. He confirmed, under enormous pressure, which actually was in line with expectations, “said Laurens ten Dam.” He came across as I know him: Very relaxed. In the run-up to the Tour I trained with him and Grisha Niermann sometime in the Sierra Nevada. Stage height. It was fantastic, led by sports scientist Louis Delahaije. Tour of Switzerland was to be my final test. A test that came out wrong, because in a descent, I slipped back and the hospital in Sion doctors a concussion, two cracked vertebrae and a broken wrist. Abrupt end to my tour ambitions. It was my second season in the fall. In the Ruta del Sol, three months earlier, I dived three hundred meters before the finish in Cordoba against the road surface, resulting in a pelvic injury. Adversity often vote for thought. You are more perspective. Fortunately, I can always let off steam on my wife Thessa, a French teacher at a secondary school in Gulpen. She is very quiet, an anchor in the midst of busy lives. I love her dearly and she will do at home. Without a stable home, you will not make it as a top cyclist. As a bachelor, I would be, I would leave less of a problem at home. When I returned home I would, however, quickly restless and looking for entertainment.”

Excellent Climber

Laurens ten Dam was born in Zuidwolde. He did not grow up in a house, but on a houseboat. When was nine years old, the family moved to Heiloo Ten Dam. His parents teach people. “I come from a sports family. Father, mother
and four children. During the summer we went with six of us on a cycling holiday. Three weeks on the road, a round Netherlands. I look a lot like my father and mother, both Go- getters. Also, I do not go easily panic, reliable and balanced and not take unnecessary risks. “six years ago, he got his first professional contract at Bankgiroloterij team.” Pete Hoekstra led the team. Key man super good coach . I knew what I had with him, because he said it was on. Hoekstra gave up a total of three times a year, a nod, or pat on the back; If you earned at least. Pete gave me a lot, including to work, eat, sleep and rest between his importance. After BankGiroLoterij followed Skil Shimano and then Unibet.com, a formation in which I thank Hilaire Van der Schueren and Mathieu Hermans made ​​great progress. I found that I could climb well, a discovery that gave extra confidence. ”
He grins, the Dutch professor in the hitherto most unlucky. “Climbing is only fun when it goes well,” now lives in Maastricht Ten Dam. “That you when climbing a col exception may be clear if you tasty” climbs, feels alone “cute” pain and you can staircases through about:.. You can crack, but you can not break. When you squat, you drive by and you will not lose much time interrupt you and you start the “rake”, then it’s over Yeah, it hurts welding It makes you often wonder in despair… “I still can not? I can not remember. Or maybe. Yeah, I still can. “the valley requires a different approach. The trip down the leading edge, with dizzying speed, it does not frighten me, if it does not rain and if there are no rocks or debris on the asphalt. In the 2009 Tour, I appreciated the reduction of the Tourmalet is not quite right. I was released and wanted fast connection to get to the group. Speed ​​does no good. Let me put it this way: I had three curves longer can do. ”

Confidence

Since 2008, Laurens ten Dam of the Rabobank wears jersey. He enjoys the full confidence and unconditional support of the sponsors. “I need to trust. Trust ensures peace and quiet in your head is important to optimally
perform.” After his crash in the Tour of Switzerland, he was forced to convalesce for a few weeks. “On Sunday, June 27th, the day of the citizens, I sat for the first time on the bike. Two hours training. Well, training you can not call it, more movement. I had resigned myself not to start in the Tour. While the Tour start in Rotterdam was tough. A difficult day, because you wonder: Am I doing too bad the tour starts in the Netherlands? of course it is discussed. I followed the Tour closely. Robert sms ?? to me regularly?? he did it from Switzerland, where he was on altitude training with Steven Kruijswijk two weeks. in the Bernese Oberland, gave he without spectators and television cameras nearby, full gas. “an educational period” Laurens look back. “Between Steven and I hit it perfectly.” Or de Brabander a superstar knows how to grow, time will tell. His performance in the Tour in Italy, crowned immediately eighteenth place in the final standings, surprised even insiders. “If you as a neo pro in the last week of the Giro manifests so strongly, you have something going for you. It can be a great tour ride,” said Lawrence.
Criterion Water marked the comeback with ten Dam in the competition, after he took in the Clásica San Sebastian, then signed up for the Tour of Burgos and after “Burgos he rides the Tour du Limousin-all in preparation for the Tour of Spain. in the Vuelta, which is August 28 in Seville begins with a team time trial over 16.5 kilometers in the dark night, Lauren will “pop.” He explains: “It’s a once and twice Giro Tour, the Vuelta debut my course is the roadmap is already in my head eight mountain stages I strive for a place in the top 10. It must be possible ..! As far as I can appreciate that. Team leader I am. It’s Denis Menchov. Third in the Tour, so expresses its leadership in the Vuelta for themselves. “Laurens ten Dam is a winner type. Best in the upper hall, and he constantly strives.” I can stand up for myself and not walk over me. My parents and Piet Hoekstra learned to be principled. You do not let manipulate, draw your own plans. That’s how you kick the farthest. “Or not. Laurens:” Well, you are a Sunday children or not, some people have all the luck, some never Sometimes I am lucky and sometimes unlucky … ”

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Ten Dam ist der härteste Hund der Tour de France 2015

Ten Dam ist der härteste Hund der Tour de France 2015

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Vuelta-håb brutalt kørt ned under træning – Ekstra Bladet

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Team Sunweb extend contract with Laurens ten Dam

Team Sunweb extend contract with Laurens ten Dam

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Laurens Ten Dam

Laurens Ten Dam

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Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016

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Laurens ten Dam crash – Tour de France 2011

Laurens ten Dam crash - Tour de France 2011

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Le violent coup de coude de Laurens ten Dam à André Greipel

Le violent coup de coude de Laurens ten Dam à André Greipel

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Tour de France 2014: stage 13

Tour de France 2014: stage 13

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De Tour na Utrecht: de eerste week in beeld

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Laurens Ten Dam Pictures, Photos & Images

Laurens Ten Dam Pictures, Photos & Images

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