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Watch: The rider celebrating his 15th Amstel Gold Race with 16 different jerseys

Joe Robinson
13 Apr 2018

After 18 years professional, Bram Tankink will ride his 15th Amstel Gold this weekend

Bram Tankink (LottoNL-Jumbo) is a patron of the peloton. At the age of 39 years old, few are more experienced, with the Dutchman having battled his way through 18 seasons as a professional rider.

This Sunday, Tankink will start his 15th consecutive Amstel Gold Race – his first appearance having come all the way back in 2004 (an edition won by Davide Rebellin, who managed to overcome Michael Boogerd and Paolo Bettini).

So to celebrate his longevity, Tankink has posted a video on Twitter showcasing the many jerseys of his career, from Domo-Farm Frites in 2001 all the way through to LottoNL-Jumbo this season. 

Since 2001, Tankink has ridden at the top of professional cycling. His career started with Domo-Farm Frites, the team of Johan Museeuw, Sevais Knaven and Leif Hoste.

After two seasons, he moved across to the Quick-Step-Davitamon team, now known as Quick-Step Floors. He rode at the Belgian WorldTour team for five seasons, taking his only two professional victories, a stage of the Deutschland Tour in 2005 and the Grote Prijs Jef Scherens in 2007.

Tankink then returned home, signing for the infamous Rabobank team in 2008. The men in orange lasted until 2012 before the Dutch bank pulled sponsorship. Tankink remained with the outfit, however, as it morphed into the Blanco and Belkin guises over the following three years.

The final jerseys Tankink unveils are of his current team, LottoNL-Jumbo, the Dutch WorldTour team that continued from the ashes of Rabobank in 2015.