Tom-Jelte Slagter

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Tom-Jelte Slagter
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Slagter at the 2015 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameTom-Jelte Slagter
Born (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 33)
Groningen, Netherlands
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb; 9 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider type
  • Puncheur
  • Climber
Amateur team
2010 Rabobank Continental Team
Professional teams
2011–2013 Rabobank
2014–2017 Garmin–Sharp [1] [2]
2018–2019 Team Dimension Data [3] [4]
2020 B&B Hotels–Vital Concept
Major wins
Stage races
Tour Down Under (2013)

Tom-Jelte Slagter (born 1 July 1989) is a Dutch former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2011 and 2020, for the Belkin Pro Cycling, Cannondale–Drapac, Team Dimension Data and B&B Hotels–Vital Concept teams. [5]



Born in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, Slagter currently resides in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. [2]

Rabobank (2011–2013)

While riding for Blanco Pro Cycling in 2013, [6] Slagter won the Tour Down Under, his greatest career achievement. Slagter won the third stage after attacking on the finial climb, cresting it alone. He was joined by three riders on the descent, and with the peloton on their heels, Slagter out-sprinted the group. [7] On the fifth stage, he gained the orange jersey; finishing atop Old Willunga Hill in second position, behind Australian Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE), the defending champion. [8] On the final stage, Slagter successfully defended his lead, with Spaniard Javier Moreno (Movistar Team) earning second place, seventeen seconds in arrears. [9]

In August 2013, Slagter signed with the Garmin–Sharp squad, penning a two-year deal. [10] [11]

Garmin–Sharp (2014–2017)


At Paris–Nice, Slagter won stages 4 and 7. He then went on to finish 2nd in the Spanish one-day race GP Miguel Induráin. His last race before his classics campaign was the Tour of the Basque Country in which he finished 13th. At Liége–Bastogne–Liége he finished 6th, his best result ever in a monument. Before that he also finished 5th in La Flèche Wallonne. Slagter rode the Tour de France, and finished 9th on stage 16 to Bagneres-de-Luchon. After the Tour, he rode the Clásica de San Sebastián. and finished just outside of top 10, in 14th place. He rode the Canadian World Tour classics, Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, where he finished 11th and 12th respectively.


Slagter's best result during the first part of the 2015 season, was finishing 9th in La Flèche Wallonne. He rode the Tour of Alberta, and won 2 stages during the race. He then rode the Canadian World Tour classics and finished 4th in Québec and 10th in Montréal.

Team Dimension Data (2018–2019)

In August 2017, Slagter signed a contract with Team Dimension Data. [12] At the Tour Down Under, Slagter finished 3rd overall, in his first race for the team. His best result during the classics period was 12th at La Flèche Wallonne.

B&B Hotels–Vital Concept (2020)

After one season with B&B Hotels–Vital Concept, Slagter announced his retirement in November 2020; he intended to become a tractor salesman. [5]

Major results

1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23
8th De Vlaamse Pijl
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
6th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey black.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Alberta
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stages 4 & 7
2nd GP Miguel Induráin
5th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stages 3 & 4
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th La Flèche Wallonne
9th GP Miguel Induráin
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
1st Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var
4th Tre Valli Varesine
8th Clásica de San Sebastián
9th Brabantse Pijl
1st Stage 2 Tour of Austria
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4th Overall Tour of Alberta
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
7th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
8th Overall Deutschland Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 20112012201320142015201620172018
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia DNF 30 76 77
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 56 82 59
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 75

Classics results timeline

Milan–San Remo DNF 105 14 51
Tour of Flanders Did not contest during career
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 34 6 44 DNF 45 30 43
Giro di Lombardia 52 DNF 46 93 13 DNF DNF DNF
Amstel Gold Race 85 21 36 60 46 76 85
La Flèche Wallonne 40 47 14 5 9 36 21 12 48
Clásica de San Sebastián 49 14 27 8 DNF
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 5 7 11 4 15 6 97 6
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 20 15 12 10 17 3 84 50
Did not compete
DNFDid not finish

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