Historic Overview Steven Kruijswijk
Steven Kruijswijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsteːvən ˈkrœysʋɛik]; born 7 June 1987) is a Dutch road bicycle racer, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma. Kruijswijk is best known for his strong ability in the mountains where he has taken his greatest success. He has finished in the top 5 of all three Grand Tours, and was very close to winning the Giro d'Italia in 2016 but lost the lead when he crashed into a snow bank on the penultimate mountain stage. He reached the podium for the first time in a Grand Tour when he placed 3rd overall in the 2019 Tour de France finishing a mere 1:31 behind the Yellow Jersey.