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Joost Posthuma (born 8 March 1981) is a Dutch retired professional road bicycle racer,[1] who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2012. Born in Hengelo, Posthuma was known for his time-trialling and he wore the white jersey for the best young rider at the 2006 Tour de France. Posthuma set the best time for riders eligible for the young rider classification in the prologue, but lost it after the 1st road stage, after a rival got in a breakaway and got bonus seconds on the road.

Joost Posthuma
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Posthuma at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full nameJoost Posthuma
Born (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 38)
Hengelo, the Netherlands
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
2004–2010Rabobank
2011–2012Leopard Trek
Major wins
Stage races
Three Days of De Panne (2008)
Tour de Luxembourg (2008)

Major resultsEdit

2003
1st Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Prologue Tour de Normandie
2004
1st Overall Circuit des Mines
1st Stage 8
2005
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
2006
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
6th Overall Eneco Tour
2007
1st   Overall Sachsen Tour
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
2008
1st   Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 3b (ITT)
1st   Overall Tour of Luxembourg
2009
1st   Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2010
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
2011
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2012
8th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joost Posthuma can't find team for 2013, announces retirement". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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