Servais Knaven

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Servais Knaven
Servais Knaven.jpg
Personal information
Full name Henricus Theodorus Josephus Knaven
Born (1971-03-06) 6 March 1971 (age 44)
Lobith, the Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Directeur sportif
Rider type Classics specialist
Professional team(s)
1994–1999 TVM
2000–2002 Domo-Farm Frites
2003–2006 Quick Step-Davitamon
2007–2008 T-Mobile Team
2009–2010 Team Milram
Managerial team(s)
2011– Team Sky
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage
Paris-Roubaix (2001)
Grote Scheldeprijs (1998)
Dutch National Road Race Champion (1995)
Danmark Rundt (1997)
Infobox last updated on
December 24, 2007

Henricus Theodorus Josephus (Servais) Knaven (born 6 March 1971 in Lobith, Gelderland) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer, currently a directeur sportif for Team Sky.

As a rider, Knaven won Paris–Roubaix in 2001 in wet and muddy conditions that soaked the cobblestones. With a strong representation of Domo-Farm Frites riders in the lead group, he launched an attack with 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to cover and crossed the line solo. His teammates Johan Museeuw and Romans Vainsteins followed, completing a rare 1-2-3.[1] He is the second rider in history to start and finish the Hell of the North race 16 times.[2] In 2003, while riding for Quick Step-Davitamon, Knaven won Stage 17 in the Tour de France. He escaped from a 10 men breakaway to take the win in a mostly flat stage concluding in Bordeaux.[3]


1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Track Pursuit Amateur Champion
1st Grote Rivierenprijs
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Track Pursuit Amateur Champion
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG National Track Pursuit Amateur Champion
1st Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Ster van Brabant
1st Overall Teleflex Tour
1st Stage 4b
1st Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 9b
1st MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch National Road Race Championship
1st Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Prologue Tour of Sweden
1st Scheldeprijs
1st Stage 1 Etoile de Bessèges
1st Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
1st Overall Guldensporentweedaagse
1st Stage 1
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Stage 17 Tour de France
1st Stage 5 Tour of Qatar
1st RaboRonde Heerlen
1st Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Ridderronde Maastricht

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tim Maloney (15 April 2001). "Domo-nation". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ James Huang (15 April 2010). "Pro bike: Servais Knaven's Milram Focus Mares Paris-Roubaix". Bike Radar (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Gerald Churchill (27 July 2003). "Knavens wins stage 17 of Tour". Road Cycling (2011 ROADCYCLING.COM). Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steven Rooks
Dutch National Road Race Champion
Succeeded by
Maarten den Bakker