Joost Posthuma

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Joost Posthuma
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Posthuma at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Joost Posthuma
Born (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 33)
Hengelo, the Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2004–2010
2011–2012
Rabobank
Leopard Trek
Major wins
GP Jef Scherens (2005)
Sachsen Tour (2007)
Paris–Nice, 1 stage
Three Days of De Panne (2008)
Infobox last updated on
11 January 2013

Joost Posthuma (born 8 March 1981) is a Dutch retired professional road bicycle racer,[1] who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2012. Born in Hengelo, Posthuma was known for his time-trialling and he wore the white jersey for the best young rider at the 2006 Tour de France. Posthuma set the best time for riders eligible for the young rider classification in the prologue, but lost it after the 1st road stage, after a rival got in a breakaway and got bonus seconds on the road.

Major achievements[edit]

2003
1st Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue Tour de Normandie
1st Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2004
1st Overall Circuit des Mines
1st Stage 8
2005
1st GP Jef Scherens
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
2006
6th Overall Eneco Tour of Benelux
2007
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Overall Sachsen Tour
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
2008
1st Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 3B (ITT)
1st Overall Tour of Luxembourg
2009
1st Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2010
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
2011
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2012
8th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joost Posthuma can’t find team for 2013, announces retirement". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 6 November 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 

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