Historic Overview Thomas Dekker

Rider

Overall Rank930
NameThomas DEKKER
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth06-Sep-1984 - Amsterdam (Noord Holland)
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Biography

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker (born 6 September 1984) is a Dutch former professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights included winning Tirreno–Adriatico in 2006 and Tour de Romandie in 2007. He won two Dutch National Time Trial Championships and represented his country at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece.

A few days before the start of the 2009 Tour de France, it was announced that Dekker had tested positive for EPO in a retroactive test carried out on a urine sample taken in December 2007. Dekker initially protested his innocence but he later admitted to using EPO, claiming it was a one-time mistake. He eventually admitted to using EPO over at least parts of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, although he declined to give exact dates. Dekker was suspended for two years, from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2011.

Dekker's career has been marked by other doping allegations. He was a client of Luigi Cecchini, an Italian doctor who was investigated in relation to doping matters, though Dekker adamantly denies that Cecchini was involved in his doping. In 2009 he was also questioned in the Humanplasma doping scandal, a suspected doping ring connected to Austrian manager Stefan Matschiner. Dekker retired in March 2015 after narrowly failing to set a new world hour record.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tirreno - Adriatico 2006
Tour de Romandie 2007
Tour de Romandie - stages 2007 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2007 (1)
Critérium International - stages 2005 (1)
Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de Loire - stages 2012 (1)
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Seasons

Thomas Dekker - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2003 Rabobank DT 58 622
2. 2004 Rabobank 244 258
3. 2005 Rabobank 909 47
4. 2006 Rabobank 778 59
5. 2007 Rabobank 1382 24
6. 2008 Rabobank 731 66
7. 2009 Silence - Lotto 282 218
8. 2011 Chipotle Development Team 7 1311
9. 2012 Garmin - Sharp 248 283
10. 2013 Garmin Sharp 99 500
11. 2014 Garmin Sharp 139 547
Overall: 4877 930