Historic Overview Thomas Dekker

Rider

Overall Rank764
NameThomas DEKKER
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth06-Sep-1984 - Amsterdam (Noord Holland)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Thomas Dekker - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2003 Rabobank DT 62 614
2. 2004 Rabobank 249 245
3. 2005 Rabobank 970 44
4. 2006 Rabobank 792 50
5. 2007 Rabobank 1396 15
6. 2008 Rabobank 741 59
7. 2009 Silence - Lotto 296 201
8. 2011 Chipotle Development Team 7 1311
9. 2012 Garmin - Sharp 258 272
10. 2013 Garmin Sharp 101 510
11. 2014 Garmin Sharp 140 542
Overall: 5012 764

Biography

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