Niki Terpstra

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Niki Terpstra
Niki Terpstra 4JDD2011.JPG
Terpstra at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Niki Terpstra
Born (1984-05-18) 18 May 1984 (age 30)
Beverwijk, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Team information
Current team Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Professional team(s)
2003–2004
2005
2006
2007–2010
2011–
Bert Story-Piels
AXA
Ubbink-Syntec
Team Milram
Quick Step
Major wins

Stage races

Tour of Qatar (2014)

Single-day races and Classics

Paris–Roubaix (2014)
World Team Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013)
National Road Race Championships (2010, 2012)
Dwars door Vlaanderen (2012, 2014)
Amstel Curaçao Race (2012, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
14 April 2014

Niki Terpstra (born 18 May 1984) is a Dutch racing cyclist with UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step.[1]

Career[edit]

Terpstra crossing the line to win the 2014 Paris-Roubaix

Terpstra was born in Beverwijk. He is the silver medal winner of the team pursuit in the 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, together with Levi Heimans, Jens Mouris and Peter Schep. With a 4th place in the Three Days of de Panne followed by a 14th place at the 2008 Tour of Flanders, young Terpstra showed signs of considerable talent. In 2009 Terpstra won the 3rd stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, gaining the yellow leader jersey at the same time, keeping it for a day.[2] In 2012, Terpstra took a prestigious victory at the Dwars door Vlaanderen, winning in solo fashion after being on the attack all day. He detached himself from the break on the Oude Kwaremont with Jelle Wallays of Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator. He dropped Wallays on the Paterberg and finished the race with an advantage of 47 seconds over Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel.[3] In 2014 he won his first short stage race with the victory in the Tour of Qatar. On 13 April 2014 he won the Paris–Roubaix race in solo fashion.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

Road racing[edit]

2004
1st Stage 2 Ronde van Midden-Brabant
1st GP Wielerrevue
2005
1st Omloop der Kempen
2006
1st Stage 4 Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 6 Tour of Normandy
1st Stage 2 OZ Wielerweekend
1st Ronde van Midden-Nederland
2nd Ronde van Overijssel
2007
1st Mountains Classification Deutschland Tour
3rd Hel van het Mergelland
2008
3rd Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
4th Overall Three Days of de Panne
Jersey red number.svg Combative Rider for Stage 13, Tour de France
5th Dutch Food Valley Classic
2009
1st Stage 3 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st Prologue
9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
2010
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Sparkassen Giro Bochum
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Overall Tour of Oman
2011
2nd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
6th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
Jersey red number.svg Combative Rider for Stage 15, Tour de France
10th Overall Tour of Beijing
2012
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen
1st Amstel Curaçao Race
3rd Overall Eneco Tour
3rd Paris–Tours
5th Paris-Roubaix
5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
6th Tour of Flanders
2013
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
3rd Paris–Roubaix
5th National Road Race Championships
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Overall Tour of Belgium
10th Paris–Tours
2014
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 1
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Amstel Curaçao Race
2nd E3 Harelbeke
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Three Days of De Panne
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
6th Tour of Flanders
9th Overall Tour of Belgium
10th National Time Trial Championships

Track[edit]

2004
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Scratch Race Championships
2005
National Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Scratch Race
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Points Race
National Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Madison (with Wim Stroetinga)
2007
National Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Scratch Race
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Madison (with Wim Stroetinga)
2011
2nd National Madison Championships (with Yoeri Havik)
2013
1st Six Days of Rotterdam (with Iljo Keisse)
2014
1st Six Days of Rotterdam (with Iljo Keisse)
1st Six Days of Amsterdam (with Yoeri Havik)

Monuments Results Timeline[edit]

Year Milan – San Remo Tour of Flanders Paris–Roubaix Liège–Bastogne–Liège Giro di Lombardia
2011 38th - - - -
2012 45th 6th 5th - -
2013 DNF 113th 3rd - -
2014 - 6th 1st -

DNF = Did not finish; - = Did not compete

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team (OPQ) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stage 3 Tournus -> Saint-Étienne 182km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (21 March 2012). "Terpstra victorious at Dwars door Vlaanderen". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Niki Terpstra solos to triumph on the Roubaix velodrome". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 13 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Koos Moerenhout
Dutch National Road Race Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Pim Ligthart
Preceded by
Pim Ligthart
Dutch National Road Race Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Johnny Hoogerland
Preceded by
Fabian Cancellara
Winner of Paris–Roubaix
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent