Robert Slippens

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Robert Slippens
Personal information
Born (1975-05-03) 3 May 1975 (age 48)
Opmeer, Netherlands
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineTrack, road
Rider typeEndurance
Professional teams
1999–2008Axa Cycling Teamet–Gazelle
2009AA Drink
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Men's track cycling
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Melbourne Scratch
Silver medal – second place 2005 Los Angeles Madison
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Melbourne Madison]]
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Amsterdam Madison
Silver medal – second place 2003 Amsterdam Madison

Robert Slippens (born 3 May 1975 in Opmeer, North Holland) is a Dutch former professional racing cyclist.

Slippens represented the Netherlands at three different Summer Olympics. He made his Olympic debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where he participated in the four kilometer team pursuit alongside Jarich Bakker, Richard Rozendaal and Peter Schep. The team finished in twelfth position. Four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he took part in the same event, but with different riders. Bakker and Rozendaal were replaced by Jens Mouris, John den Braber, and Wilco Zuijderwijk, while Schep and Slippens stayed. Although the team consisted of five riders, only four were allowed on the track at the same time. They qualified for the quarter-finals, where they lost to the Ukrainian team, resulting in a seventh place overall.

In Sydney, Slippens also started at the madison, which he entered with his teammate Danny Stam. Together they have entered many Six Day Cycling Events in which they have ended up on the podium. They did not reach the podium at the Olympics but finished in eighth position. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Stam and Slippens qualified for the madison again, but finished in fourteenth place, a lap behind the winners.

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