Nationality: Dutch
Date of birth: November 11, 1990
Height: 186cm
Weight: 71kg
Team: Giant-Alpecin

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin is widely tipped to become the next big Grand Tour contender. His time trial and climbing ability has drawn comparisons with 2012 Tour/Oympic winner Bradley Wiggins, and Dumoulin himself has said that he has been inspired by the Briton’s performance.

Having steadily built up a solid selection of results, Dumoulin’s breakout season came in 2015. After disappointingly crashing out of the Tour de France on stage three, Dumoulin went on to give a stand-out performance in the 2015 Vuelta a España, winning two stages of the race and only dropping out of the lead on the penultimate day.

Dumoulin is targetting the Olympic time trial title in 2016, but made his mark on the first Grand Tour of the season by winning the opening time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia at home in the Netherlands.