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Bauke

Mollema

Nationality
Dutch
Lives in
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Birthdate
26 Nov 1986
Speciality
GC / Climber
Weight
68kg
Height
184cm
Bauke got a late start into cycling, but his capacity for riding a bike fast - especially uphill - launched him to the top of the sport quickly.

Bauke Mollema joined Trek-Segafredo in 2015 after eight years in the Dutch Rabobank system, first with Rabobank Continental and culminating with Team Belkin.
Bauke, 29, is a father of two children. He has been a professional since 2007, yet only began competing in 2005. In a cycling fanatic country like Holland where children begin racing as early as age six, his late start into cycling is unusual, but Bauke’s capacity for riding a bike fast - especially uphill - launched him to the top of the sport quickly.
Born in Groningen, Bauke grew up in the nearby village of Zuidhorn. He came from a sport-minded family, but cycling was not on his list. Instead, he spent his early years dabbling in ice hockey, speed skating, running, tennis and football (soccer), which he played competitively for eight years.

It was not until Bauke attended high school that cycling entered his life. A 12-kilometer trek to and from school in Groningen eventually led to a passion for the bicycle.  This love escalated into longer excursions on the bike at age 16 to finally entering his first race at age 18.  From here, it was a fast learning curve for the lanky Dutch lad, and within three years he was racing in the WorldTour.

His palmarès, already impressive, show a steady progression each season and arguably indicate this late bloomer’s best years still lie ahead. An impressive seventh at the 2015 Tour de France, Bauke was sitting in second place in last year's Tour, poised for the podium, until crashing on wet roads in stage 18. It was heartbreaking. However, Bauke rebounded like a champion – taking an emotional victory in Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián a week later. 

Palmares
2017
1ST
Stage 15, Tour de France
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a San Juan
2ND
Stage 3, Vuelta a San Juan
3RD
Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián
2016
1ST
Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián
1ST
Stage 4, Tour of Alberta, TT
2ND
Overall, Tour of Alberta
2ND
Stage 5, Vuelta a Andalucia / Ruta Del Sol
3RD
Overall, Stage 5, Vuelta a Andalucia / Ruta Del Sol
2015
1ST
Japan Cup
1ST
Overall, Tour of Alberta
7TH
Overall, Tour de France
2ND
Overall, Tirreno-Adriatico
2ND
Stages 3,4, Tour of Alberta
2ND
Stage 4, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
2ND
Stage 5, Tirreno-Adriatico
2ND
Vuelta a Murcia
2014
3RD
Overall, Tour de Suisse
3RD
Overall, Tour of Norway
1ST
Stage 4, Tour of Norway
2ND
Clásica San Sebastián
4TH
Flèche Wallonne
7TH
Amstel Gold Race
2ND
Stage 1, Vuelta a Andalucia / Ruta Del Sol
2013
1ST
Stage 17, Vuelta a España
6TH
Overall, Tour de France
1ST
Stage 2, Tour de Suisse
2ND
Overall, Tour de Suisse
2ND
Vuelta a Murcia
3RD
Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía/Ruta del Sol
3RD
Stage 13, Tour de France
3RD
Stage 3, Vuelta a España
2ND
Stage 7, Tour de Suisse
2ND
Stage 5, Tirreno - Adriatico
3RD
Stage 9, Tour de Suisse
3RD
Stage 4, Tour of Norway
3RD
Stage 3, Critérium International
3RD
Stage 1, Vuelta a Andalucía/Ruta del Sol
3RD
Stage 4, Tour Méditerranéen
2012
3RD
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
2ND
Stage 6, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
2011
1ST
Vuelta a España, Points Classification
4TH
Overall, Vuelta a España
2ND
Stage 9, Vuelta a España
3RD
Stage 8, 17, Vuelta a España
2ND
Stage 17, Tour de France
2ND
Giro dell'Emilia
2ND
Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
2ND
Stage 3, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
3RD
Stage 4, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
2010
3RD
Overall, Tour de Pologne
1ST
Stage 6, Tour de Pologne
3RD
Stage 3, Tour de Suisse
2008
3RD
Stage 2, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
2007
1ST
Overall, Tour de l'Avenir
1ST
Overall, Circuito Montañes
1ST
Stage 7, Overall, Circuito Montañes
3RD
Overall, Tour de l'Ain