Nationality: British
Date of birth: March 19 1981
Height: 190cm
Weight: 75kg
Team: Dimension Data
Twitter: @StevoCummings

Steve Cummings is a British professional rider, currently with the South African Dimension Data team.

Cummings focussed on track racing in the early part of his career, winning pursuit titles at the national championships, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

After a switch to the road, Cummings' breakthrough season came in 2008, taking his first professional win: a stage of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria. He then followed this up with victory in the Coppa Bernocchi, fourth on a Giro d'Italia stage, and second overall in both the Tour of Denmark and Tour of Britain.

Cummings had a disappointing season with the Barloworld squad in 2009, 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 and he moved to BMC Racing for 2012.

>>> Steve Cummings rider profile: full list of wins

After a crash-marred first half of 2012, Cummings won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana, launching a perfectly-timed late attack from an escape group to take a classy solo win. He then won the Tour Méditerranéen in 2014.

Cummings signed to MTN-Qhubeka for 2015, and took his first win for the team at the Challenge Mallorca. 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 with a win on stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico.

Major wins: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 stage | Tour de France 2015 stage | Vuelta a España 2012 stage

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