Allan Peiper

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Allan Bruce Peiper
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Personal information
Full name Allan Peiper
Born (1960-04-26) 26 April 1960 (age 54)
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Role Performance Director
Amateur team(s)
Hawthorn Citizens' Youth Club
Professional team(s)
Panasonic – Isostar
Panasonic – Sportlife
Tulip Computers
Managerial team(s)
Team Columbia-High Road
BMC Racing Team
Infobox last updated on
18 October 2012

Allan Peiper (born 26 April 1960) is a former Australian road cyclist, who competed in five Tour de France races, with the last being in 1992. He is the Performance Director of BMC Racing Team[1]

Early Life[edit]

Born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, Peiper had a tough upbringing, his father was a violent drunk and his mother worked herself to exhaustion to make ends meet. He disliked school, and would sign the register before skipping off to go training. He won the Australian national junior pursuit championship, and from there on his career progressed.[2]

Once he started working, Peiper saved his wages from his factory job in order to travel to Europe. At the age of 16, he headed for Ghent, Belgium, where he lived in a shared room of a butchers shop, before going to live with the family of Eddy Planckaert.[2]

Cycling Career[edit]

In 1982 he joined the Athletic Club de Boulogne Billencourt (ACBB), Europe’s most successful sports club. Outstanding performances followed, which led to him being offered a professional contract with the Peugeot cycling team. At Peugeot he raced alongside fellow former ACBB riders Sean Yates, Stephen Roche and Phil Anderson. After three seasons with Peugeot he joined the Dutch Panasonic team. In 1991 he then joined the Belgium team Tulip Computers.

He has been described as "a typical gutsy, attacking Australian roadman with an impressive professional palmarés".[2]

Team Management[edit]

Allan Peiper has been involved in the running of several professional cycling teams, including T-Mobile, High-Road, and Garmin-Barracuda. He has played a mentoring role in the careers of several riders, including the highly successful road-sprinter and 2011 UCI Road World Champion Mark Cavendish.


3rd UCI Track World Championships, Points race, Juniors
2nd UCI Track World Championships, Points race, Juniors
1st Horsham (AUS)
3rd Circuit Franco-Belge, Wattrelos
1st Stage 2b, Quiévrain
3rd* Paris – Roubaix (amateurs 2nd* winner disqualified for doping)
3rd Stage 3a, Tour du Hainaut Occidental, Amateurs, Peruwelz (BEL)
2nd Omloop van de Grensstreek (BEL)
3rd Ninove (BEL)
2nd Mandel – Leie – Schelde, Meulebeke (BEL)
1st Harrogate
2nd Paris, Paris
2nd Ninove (b) (BEL)
2nd Kelloggs criterium : Manchester (GBR)
1st Kelloggs criterium : Birmingham (GBR)
3rd* Kelloggs criterium : Bristol (GBR)* Sid Barras punctured in the bunch with 5 laps to go & rejoined race in the 2 man break (peiper jones) with 3 laps to go, after never being in it.
1st Prologue, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
3rd Mijl van Mares (NED)
1st Postgirot Open (SWE)
2nd Prologue, Göteborg
2nd Stage 1, Varberg
1st Stage 8b, Norrköping
1st Tour de Picardie (FRA)
1st Prologue, Étoile de Bessèges, Salles du Gardon (FRA)
2nd Prologue, Tour Méditerranéen, Béziers (FRA)
3rd Prologue, Tour de France, Noisy-le-Sec
3rd Stage 1, Tour de France, Saint-Denis
3rd GP de Cannes (FRA)
1st Kelloggs criterium : Nottingham (GBR)
2nd Prologue, Postgirot Open, Göteborg (SWE)
1st Prologue, Paris – Nice, Nanterre (FRA)
1st Kelloggs criterium : Birmingham (GBR)
2nd Kelloggs criterium : Cardiff (GBR)
1st GP Impanis (BEL)
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen – Koolskamp (BEL)
3rd Mechelen (BEL)
2nd Prologue, Ronde van België, Bornem
1st Stage 4a, Ronde van België, Spa
3rd Stage 4b, Ronde van België, Spa
  • was time penalised (20min) for missing a doping test in error. This was later rescinded but the race penalty remained.
1st Zwevezele (BEL)
1st Circuit des Frontières (BEL)
2nd Cork (IRL)
1st GP d'Isbergues (FRA)
1st Stage 1, Kellogg's Tour of Britain, Newcastle
2nd Kloosterzande (NED)
2nd Omloop Leiedal (BEL)
2nd Stage 1, Tour de Suisse, Rugell/Lie
1st Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen (BEL)
1st Stage 5, Tour of Ireland, Dublin
2nd Woerden (NED)
3rd Prologue, Tour Méditerranéen, Béziers (FRA)
2nd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Harelbeke (BEL)
2nd Driedaagse van De Panne (BEL)
3rd Stage 1b, Herzele
3rd Ronde van België
2nd Stage 3b, Brugge
3rd Driedaagse van De Panne (BEL)
3rd Stage 1b, Herzele
2nd Trofeo Baracchi (ITA)
1st Stage 14, Giro d'Italia, Klagenfurt
1st Wetteren (BEL)
2nd Stage 1, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Barcelona
1st Malderen (BEL)
3rd Stage 4a, Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, Mazarron (ESP)
2nd Stage 4, Tour of Luxembourg, Bertrange



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c Ramin Minovi (2005). "Book review of "A Peiper's Tale"". Association of British Cycling Coaches. 

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