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Danny van Poppel (born 26 July 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[3]

Danny van Poppel
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Van Poppel at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full nameDanny van Poppel
Born (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 26)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2012Rabobank Continental Team
2013Vacansoleil–DCM
2014–2015Trek Factory Racing[1]
2016–2017Team Sky
2018–LottoNL–Jumbo[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

Early and personal lifeEdit

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.[4] His sister, Kim van Poppel, gave up professional cycling at a younger age.

CareerEdit

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.[5] 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.[6] He remained in the race until the final week, when his team withdrew him on the second rest day.[7]

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,[8] 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.[9]

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[10]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2010
1st   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
2011
2nd Overall Driedaagse van Axel
1st Stage 5
8th Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stage 6
2012
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
2013
3rd Handzame Classic
5th Ronde van Drenthe
5th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Overall Tour de Picardie
2014
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
2015
Tour de Wallonie
1st   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
2016
Vuelta a Burgos
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1 & 3
1st Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 2 Arctic Race of Norway
1st   Sprints classification Three Days of De Panne
4th EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th Scheldeprijs
2017
1st Prologue Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
2018
1st Halle–Ingooigem
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche
1st Stage 1 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Clásica de Almería
3rd Famenne Ardenne Classic
2019
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Gent–Wevelgem
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Omloop van het Houtland

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 121
  Tour de France DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 141 132
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel. cycling4fans.de. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  5. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (20 June 2013). "Vacansoleil looking for stage wins at Tour de France". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  6. ^ Westby, Matt (29 June 2013). "Marcel Kittel takes yellow as stage-one chaos costs Mark Cavendish". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Vacansoleil DCM withdraws 19 year old Danny Van Poppel from Tour de France". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  9. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 September 2015). "Team Sky sign Danny Van Poppel from Trek Factory Racing". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  10. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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