Steve Cummings: Rider profile - cycling results, biog, career history and more

Steve Cummings
Date of birth: 19/03/1981
From: Wirral
Team: Dimension Data
Previous teams: BMC Racing (2012-2014), Sky (2010-2011); Barloworld (2008-2009); Discovery Channel (2007), Landbouwkrediet (2005-2006)

Steve Cummings career profile
Steve Cummings showed prodigious talent as a young rider, winning the Eddie Soens memorial race at the age of 17, becoming the youngest rider ever to do so.

Cummings chose to focus the early part of his career on the track, winning pursuit titles first at British, then World and finally Commonwealth levels. Cummings has since forged a strong career on the road, where he currently rides for the Dimension Data team.

2008 was Cummings’ breakthrough season, taking his first professional win: a stage of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria. He then followed this up with victory in the one-day Coppa Bernocchi. Cummings went from strength to strength throughout the 2008 season, finishing fourth on one of the toughest stages of the Giro d’Italia, second in the Tour of Denmark and second in the Tour of Britain.

Cummings had a largely disappointing season with the Barloworld squad in 2009, with less racing days than he would have liked, and subsequently moved to Sky at the end of the year.

The 2010 and 2011 seasons were relatively quiet in terms of victories, with only a stage win in the Tour of the Algarve in Portugal.

Cummings signed to BMC Racing from Sky for the 2012 season. After a crash-marred first half of the year for BMC, Cummings took the biggest road win of his career at the Vuelta a Espana in August, launching a perfectly-timed late attack from an escape group to take a classy solo win.

Cummings signed to MTN-Qhubeka for 2015, and took his first win for the team on the second day of the Challenge Mallorca in January. Then came an emotional stage victory in the Tour de France – Cummings’s first win in the race, and the first stage win for MTN-Qhubeka.

Cummings started the 2016 season in good shape, soloing to win stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico and stage three of the Tour of the Basque Country.

Steve Cummings results
2016
Tirreno-Adriatico; stage four
Tour of the Basque Country; stage three

2015
Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Andratx
Tour de France; stage 14

2014
Tour of the Mediterranean; stage 3b ITT
Tour of the Mediterranean; overall

2012
Vuelta a Espana; stage 13
Tour of Beijing; stage five

2011
Tour of the Algarve; stage three

2009
Cape Argus Giro del Capo Challenge; King of the Mountains
Cape Argus Giro del Capo Challenge three

2008
Coppa Bernocchi
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria; stage two

2006
Commonwealth team pursuit champion
British team pursuit champion

2005
World team pursuit champion
British team pursuit champion

2001
British team pursuit champion

1999
Eddie Soens memorial race

  • Phil Riley

    Steve came second in this year’s Tour of Britain as well. Now he’s with BMC and may very well help Cadel Evans to another Tour win.