David Kopp (cyclist)

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David Kopp
David Kopp 2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Kopp
Born (1979-01-05) 5 January 1979 (age 38)
Bonn, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2000 Telekom Junior Team
Professional team(s)
2001–2003 Team Telekom
2004 Team Lamonta
2005 Team Wiesenhof
2006–2007 Gerolsteiner
2008 Cycle Collstrop
2010–2011 Team Kuota-Indeland
Major wins
Rund um Köln (2005)
Tour of Poland, 1 stage (2007)

David Kopp (born 5 January 1979 in Bonn) is a former German road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 2001 and 2011.[1] Kopp's speciality was sprinting and the cobbled classics of Belgium.

Kopp started his pro career with Team Telekom in 2001 before moving to smaller German teams for 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he returned to top level cycling with Gerolsteiner for two years before moving to Pro Continental team Cycle Collstrop in 2008. He did not get a contract for 2009.[2]

In March 2009, it was announced that he tested positive for Cocaine during a National event in Belgium on 11 September 2008.[2]

In February 2010, it was announced that Kopp will ride for the Team Kuota-Indeland on a one-year contract for 2010.[3]

He now (2016) works in the fuel retail industry.

Major results[edit]

1997
 Germany U19 Road Race Champion
2001
Rund um den Henninger Turm U23
FBD Insurance Rás, stages 3 & 8
Circuito Montañés, stage 3
2004
Giro del Capo, stage 2
Rund um Düren
Sparkassen Giro
Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem – Dr. Tistaert Prijs
2005
Giro del Capo, stage 1
Rund um Köln
Bayern-Rundfahrt – 3rd stage: Dillingen – Erlangen
2006
Trofeo Calvia
Tour of Benelux, stage 6
4th, stage 5 2006
2nd, Gent–Wevelgem
2nd, Rund um Köln
2007
Tour de Pologne, stage 3
2008
2nd, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Kopp beendet seine Karriere" [David Kopp finishes his career]. Radsport-News (in German). Sport Aktiv Media GmbH. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Susan Westemeyer Kopp positive for cocaine CyclingNews, 26 March 2009 http://www.cyclingnews.com/editions/latest-cycling-news-march-26-2009
  3. ^ Kopp to German Professional team Kuota Indeland CyclingNews, 4 February 2010 http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kopp-to-german-professional-team-kuota-indeland

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