Boy van Poppel

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Boy van Poppel
Boy van Poppel.jpg
Van Poppel at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full name Boy van Poppel
Born (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 30)
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/Lead-out man
Professional team(s)
2006–2010 Rabobank Continental Team
2011–2012 UnitedHealthcare
2013 Vacansoleil–DCM[1]
2014– Trek Factory Racing

Boy van Poppel (born 18 January 1988) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist. He is the son of former cyclists Jean-Paul van Poppel[2] and Leontine van der Lienden.[3] He is currently riding for the UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[4]

Professional career[edit]

On 12 September 2008, Utrecht-born van Poppel made a name for himself at the Tour of Missouri, winning the fifth stage. With that victory, he handed Mark Cavendish his first 'defeat' in a bunch sprint since the 2008 Giro d'Italia held in May.[5] In the 2012 Tour of Britain, van Poppel finished consistently in the top ten in numerous stages, which helped him secure the Points Classification jersey before second-placed Mark Cavendish.[6]

In late 2012, van Poppel signed a contract for the 2013 season with Vacansoleil–DCM, becoming the third member of his family to be part of the squad; his brother Danny also joined the team for the 2013 season as a first-year professional, while his father Jean-Paul worked as a directeur sportif for the team.[1]

Van Poppel joined Trek Factory Racing for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Vacansoleil–DCM – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[4] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Jersey rainbow.svg Junior race, UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour of Missouri
9th Omloop van het Waasland
9th Ronde van Overijssel
1st Stage 3 Tour de Normandie
1st Prologue (TTT) Olympia's Tour
2nd Schaal Sels
3rd Road Race, National Under–23 Road Championships
8th Antwerpse Havenpijl
9th Omloop van het Waasland
1st Stage 4 Kreiz Breizh Elites
5th Châteauroux Classic
6th Zellik–Galmaarden
10th Dwars door Drenthe
5th Overall Ronde van Drenthe
3rd Nokere Koerse
7th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
8th Handzame Classic
6th Vattenfall Cyclassics
6th Amstel Curaçao Race
8th Halle–Ingooigem
9th Overall Three Days of De Panne

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 131 146 DNF 137
A yellow jersey Tour de France 144
A red jersey Vuelta a España 158
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "Boy van Poppel joins Vacansoleil-DCM". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Rob Lampard (13 September 2012). "De Maar wins alone in Stoke". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Trek signs van Poppel brothers, Felline for 2014". Future plc. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Mark Zalewski (12 September 2008). "Young Rabobanks show-up sprinters in Missouri". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Rob Lampard (16 September 2012). "Tiernan-Locke wins Tour of Britain overall". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

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