Wout Poels

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Wout Poels
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Poels at the 2013 Tour de l'Ain.
Personal information
Full name Wouter Poels
Born (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 26)
Venray, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Team information
Current team Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2006–2008
2009–2013
2014–
Fondas-P3Transfer Team
Vacansoleil
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Infobox last updated on
12 April 2014

Wouter Poels (born 1 October 1987 in Venray) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step.[1]

After competing with the Vacansoleil-DCM[2] squad since 2009, Poels moved to the Omega Pharma-Quick Step squad for the 2014 season.[1]

He almost lost his kidney after a massive crash on the sixth stage of the 2012 Tour de France.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

2008
1st Overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
3rd Overall Volta a Lleida
3rd Rund um Düren
9th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
2010
1st, Stage 4 Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 4
8th Overall Tour du Poitou Charentes
9th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
2011
2nd Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
2012
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2013
7th Amstel Curaçao Race
8th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
2014
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Strade Bianche
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OPQS Signs Wout Poels and Janier Acevedo". Omega Pharma-Quick Step (Decolef). 1 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Atkins, Ben (3 January 2012). "Vacansoleil-DCM presented with twelve new riders for 2012". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Poels optimistic about return to racing in 2013". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 29 November 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 

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