Servais Knaven

Henricus Theodorus Josephus (Servais) Knaven (born 6 March 1971) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer, currently a directeur sportif for Team Ineos. He rode at the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

Servais Knaven
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Personal information
Full nameHenricus Theodorus Josephus Knaven
Born (1971-03-06) 6 March 1971 (age 49)
Lobith, Netherlands
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
RoleDirecteur sportif
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional teams
2000–2002Domo-Farm Frites
2007–2008T-Mobile Team
2009–2010Team Milram
Managerial team
2011–Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2003)

Stage races

Danmark Rundt (1997)

One-day races and Classics

Paris-Roubaix (2001)
Scheldeprijs (1998)
National Road Race Championships (1995)

As a rider, Knaven won Paris–Roubaix in 2001 in wet and muddy conditions that soaked the cobblestones. With a strong representation of Domo-Farm Frites riders in the lead group, he launched an attack with 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to cover and crossed the line solo. His teammates Johan Museeuw and Romans Vainsteins followed, completing a rare 1-2-3.[2] He is the second rider in history to start and finish the Hell of the North race 16 times.[3] In 2003, while riding for Quick-Step–Davitamon, Knaven won Stage 17 in the Tour de France. He escaped from a 10 men breakaway to take the win in a mostly flat stage concluding in Bordeaux.[4]

Major resultsEdit

1st   National Track Pursuit Amateur Championships
1st Grote Rivierenprijs
1st   National Track Pursuit Amateur Championships
1st   National Track Pursuit Amateur Championships
1st   Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Overall Teleflex Tour
1st Stage 4b
1st   Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 9b
1st Ster van Brabant
1st   National Road Race Championships
10th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st   Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Prologue Tour of Sweden
3rd National Road Race Championships
4th Nokere Koerse
5th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st Scheldeprijs
4th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 1
5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
8th Omloop Het Volk
1st Ronde van Midden-Zeeland
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
7th Omloop Het Volk
1st Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Ronde van Nederland
3rd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic
1st Paris–Roubaix
4th Overall Danmark Rundt
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
6th Scheldeprijs
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
10th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 17 Tour de France
1st Stage 5 Tour of Qatar
1st RaboRonde Heerlen
4th Scheldeprijs
5th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
5th Gent–Wevelgem
7th Paris–Roubaix
4th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen
1st Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
4th National Time Trial Championships
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
9th Batavus Prorace

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Servais Knaven Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ Tim Maloney (15 April 2001). "Domo-nation". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ James Huang (15 April 2010). "Pro bike: Servais Knaven's Milram Focus Mares Paris-Roubaix". Bike Radar. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ Gerald Churchill (27 July 2003). "Knavens wins stage 17 of Tour". Road Cycling. 2011 ROADCYCLING.COM. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steven Rooks
Dutch National Road Race Champion
Succeeded by
Maarten den Bakker