Thomas De Gendt

Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
Before joining Lotto Soudal in 2015, De Gendt had already achieved great stage victories in Paris-Nice and in the Tour de Suisse.

During the 2012 Giro, De Gendt won the penultimate stage with the arrival at the top of the legendary ascent of the Stelvio after having ridden all day in the breakaway.

De Gendt also had some brilliant victories for Lotto Soudal. The breakaway specialist won the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2016 with a finish at the top of the legendary Mont Ventoux.

Since winning a stage in the Vuelta in 2017, he has now won a stage in each Grand Tour. Thomas has also triumphed 4 times in the Volta a Catalunya.

De Gendt often focuses on the mountain ranking. He has already won the mountain jersey once in the Tour de Romandie & the  Down Under Tour. On the Volta a Catalunya & at Paris-Nice, he won it twice. And at La Vuelta of 2018 he was again the top climber.

Thomas De Gendt takes memorable fifth stage win at Volta a Catalunya

With Ekoï Helmet and Sunglasses

Thomas De Gendt has struck once more. The Lotto Soudal rider rode to a memorable victory in the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya. During the final lap of the local circuit – around the famous Montjuïc hill in Barcelona - De Gendt left behind his breakaway companion Mohorič and soloed to victory. For the 34-year-old Belgian, it was the fifth stage victory of his career at the Volta a Catalunya. "I really like the Volta a Catalunya and with five stage victories under my belt, the race seems to suit me really well", Thomas De Gendt began. “I just like the terrain and the variety of stages. I was really disappointed that the race couldn't take place last year due to the known circumstances. Fortunately, I'm back this year and I could grab another stage win. It is my ninth participation in this stage race and I am successful on almost every occasion. So you can state that the Volta a Catalunya really is a race made for me.” Thomas De Gendt also knew the final stage all too well because back in 2013, it was in Barcelona that the Lotto Soudal rider already took his first stage victory at the Volta a Catalunya. "In 2013, I also won the closing stage and it feels really special to win in an iconic city like Barcelona. I have to admit that I didn't feel great the first few days into the stage race, but the past days, I could definitely feel some improvement. It turned out that I had a really good day today and that resulted in this nice stage win", Thomas De Gendt said. Following several attempts in the beginning of the race, a large front group of over thirty riders finally formed. Not long after Thomas De Gendt and his breakaway companions reached the local ci...


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