Bram Tankink

Bram Tankink

Personal information
Full name Bram Tankink
Nickname The Tank, The Beast from the East
Born (1978-12-03) 3 December 1978
Haaksbergen, the Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Team information
Current team Team LottoNL - Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2001–2002 Domo-Farm Frites
2003–2007 Quick-Step–Davitamon
2008– Rabobank
Major wins
1st stage Tour of Germany (2005)
Infobox last updated on
8 January 2015

Bram Tankink (born 3 December 1978) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer with UCI ProTeam Team LottoNL - Jumbo. Born in Haaksbergen, Tankink started his career as a mountainbiker, but in 1999 he became a road rider. In 2000 he became Dutch champion of the espoirs which resulted in a professional contract for 2001 at Domo-Farm Frites. He stayed with this team for two years until he and a few others from this team went over to Quick Step. Tankink usually acted as a helper in this team, hardly ever racing for his own success. But he was so much appreciated that the team allowed him to participate in the 2005 Tour de France which he finished in good form. After the Tour he played an important part in the victory of Filippo Pozzato at the HEW Cyclassics 2005 in Hamburg and during the 2005 Deutschland Tour he won the first stage from Attenburg to Plauen. Tankink also won several criteria after the Tour.

Tankink joined Rabobank in 2008.

Career achievements

Major results

1999 (U23)
3rd Turul Romaniei
2000 (U23)
1st National Road Race Championships
2nd Mainfranken Tour
2nd Ster der Beloften
3rd Profronde van Stiphout
1st Profronde van Maastricht
3rd Profronde van Oostvoorne
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour
1st Profronde van Almelo
3rd GP Buchholz
3rd Profronde van Stiphout
1st Mijl van Mares
2nd Profronde van Almelo
3rd Acht van Chaam
1st Profronde van Maastricht
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Profronde van Wierden
3rd Profronde van Heerlen
2nd Profronde van Zwolle
3rd Profronde van Zwolle
3rd Tour of Belgium
5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Harelbeke
5th Brabantse Pijl
9th Ruddervoorde Koerse
6th Dutch National Road Race Championships

Grand Tour General Classification Results Timeline

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 35 61
Yellow jersey Tour 111 93 40 59 WD 144 64 40 55
red jersey Vuelta WD 94 64 34 103

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

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