Danny van Poppel

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Danny van Poppel
Danny van Poppel (Croppring).jpg
Personal information
Full name Danny van Poppel
Born (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 20)
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
Rabobank Continental Team
Trek Factory Racing
Infobox last updated on
11 April 2014
This is a Dutch name; the family name is van Poppel, not Poppel.

Danny van Poppel (born 26 July 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing.[1] He is the son of former professional cyclists Jean-Paul van Poppel and Leontien van der Lienden; his older brother Boy van Poppel is also a professional cyclist.[2]

Danny van Poppel started in the 2013 Tour de France at the age of 19, and thus became the youngest cyclist to ride the Tour de France since World War II.[3] On the opening stage, he finished in third place and wore the white jersey – representing the young rider classification – the following day, as the classification's leader Marcel Kittel was wearing the yellow jersey of overall race leader.[4] He remained in the race until the final week, when his team withdrew him on the second rest day.[5]

Van Poppel joined Trek Factory Racing for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Vacansoleil-DCM – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[1]


Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st, Stages 1 & 2
2nd, Istrian Spring Trophy
6th, Arno Wallaard Memorial
10th, Overall, Olympia's Tour
3rd, Handzame Classic
5th, RideLondon–Surrey Classic
7th, Brussels Cycling Classic
8th, Overall, Tour de Picardie
1st, Prologue, Tour de Luxembourg
3rd, Scheldeprijs
7th, Overall, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st, Stage 1


  1. ^ a b "Trek signs van Poppel brothers, Felline for 2014". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 3 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel (cycling4fans.de). Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (20 June 2013). "Vacansoleil looking for stage wins at Tour de France". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Westby, Matt (29 June 2013). "Marcel Kittel takes yellow as stage-one chaos costs Mark Cavendish". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vacansoleil DCM withdraws 19 year old Danny Van Poppel from Tour de France". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 15 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 

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