Tom Dumoulin has won the Gerrit Schulte Trophy awarded to the Dutch Cyclist of the Year for the third consecutive year. The Giant-Alpecin rider received his award yesterday evening at the Autotron Rosmalen on his 26th birthday.

The women’s award unsurprisingly went to Anna van der Breggen who received the Keetie van Oosten-Hage Trophy.

Van der Breggen had an exceptional year as not only did she take the gold medal in the Olympic Games Road Race, she also won the European Road Race Championships, Omloop van de IJsseldelta and La Flèche Wallonne Féminine.

Dumoulin meanwhile won two stages of the Tour de France, a stage of the Giro d’Italia in addition to wearing the pink jersey at the Italian tour. In the Olympic time-trial in Rio, he took the silver medal.

The voting for the awards is conducted by Club 48, an association for former riders. For the men’s award, there were twelve riders nominated, including Robert Gesink, Steven Kruijswijk and Wout Poels.

Sam Oomen, a teammate of Dumoulin’s at Giant-Alpecin, was named talent of the year after taking overall victory at the Tour de l’Ain and finishing 3rd overall at Critérium International. The rider from Tilburg received the Gerrie Knetemann Trophy.


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