Danny van Poppel

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Danny van Poppel
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Van Poppel at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Danny van Poppel
Born (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 24)
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team LottoNL–Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2012 Rabobank Continental Team
2013 Vacansoleil–DCM
2014–2015 Trek Factory Racing[1]
2016–2017 Team Sky
2018– LottoNL–Jumbo
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

Danny van Poppel (born 26 July 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam LottoNL–Jumbo.[2]

Early and Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former professional cyclists Jean-Paul van Poppel and Leontine van der Lienden; his older brother Boy van Poppel is also a professional cyclist.[3]


Danny van Poppel started in the 2013 Tour de France at the age of 19, and thus became the youngest cyclist to ride the Tour de France since World War II.[4] On the opening stage, he finished in third place and wore the white jersey – representing the young rider classification – the following day, as the classification's leader Marcel Kittel was wearing the yellow jersey of overall race leader.[5] He remained in the race until the final week, when his team withdrew him on the second rest day.[6]

Van Poppel joined Trek Factory Racing for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Vacansoleil–DCM – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[1] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[7] where he took the biggest win of his career to date on stage 12. Subsequently, it was announced that van Poppel would join Team Sky for the 2016 season.[8]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Driedaagse van Axel
1st Stage 4
2nd GP Bati-Metallo
4th Overall Liège–La Gleize
1st Stage 2
10th Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Driedaagse van Axel
1st Stage 5
8th Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stage 6
Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Stages 1 (ITT), 2 & 5
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Castilla y León
2nd Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
5th Grand Prix de la ville de Nogent-sur-Oise
6th Arno Wallaard Memorial
10th Overall Olympia's Tour
3rd Handzame Classic
5th Ronde van Drenthe
5th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Prologue Tour de Luxembourg
3rd Scheldeprijs
3rd Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
5th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
7th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Stage 1
Tour de Wallonie
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Stage 12 Vuelta a España
2nd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th GP Impanis-Van Petegem
5th Trofeo Santanyi–Ses Salines–Campos
5th Scheldeprijs
6th Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen
1st Stage 2
6th Nokere Koerse
8th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
Vuelta a Burgos
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1 & 3
1st Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 2 Arctic Race of Norway
4th EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th Scheldeprijs
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification Three Days of De Panne
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 1 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Clásica de Almería

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 141
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "Trek signs van Poppel brothers, Felline for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Danny van Poppel seal two-year deal". LottoNL–Jumbo. Rabo Wielerploegen BV. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel. cycling4fans.de. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (20 June 2013). "Vacansoleil looking for stage wins at Tour de France". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Westby, Matt (29 June 2013). "Marcel Kittel takes yellow as stage-one chaos costs Mark Cavendish". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vacansoleil DCM withdraws 19 year old Danny Van Poppel from Tour de France". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 September 2015). "Team Sky sign Danny Van Poppel from Trek Factory Racing". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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