Boy van Poppel

Boy van Poppel

Van Poppel at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full name Boy van Poppel
Born (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2006–2010 Rabobank Continental Team
2011–2012 UnitedHealthcare
2013 Vacansoleil–DCM[1]
2014– Trek Factory Racing
Infobox last updated on
4 September 2016

Boy van Poppel (born 18 January 1988 in Utrecht) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist. He is the son of former cyclists Jean-Paul van Poppel[2] and Leontine van der Lienden.[3] He is currently riding for the UCI World Tour team Trek–Segafredo.[4]

Professional career

On 12 September 2008, van Poppel made a name for himself at the Tour of Missouri, winning the fifth stage. With that victory, he handed Mark Cavendish his first 'defeat' in a bunch sprint since the 2008 Giro d'Italia held in May.[5] In the 2012 Tour of Britain, van Poppel finished consistently in the top ten in numerous stages, which helped him secure the Points Classification jersey before second-placed Mark Cavendish.[6]

In late 2012, van Poppel signed a contract for the 2013 season with Vacansoleil–DCM, becoming the third member of his family to be part of the squad; his brother Danny also joined the team for the 2013 season as a first-year professional, while his father Jean-Paul worked as a directeur sportif for the team.[1]

Van Poppel joined Trek Factory Racing for the 2014 season, after his previous team Vacansoleil–DCM – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[4] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[7]

Career achievements

Major results

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 131 WD
Yellow jersey Tour 144
red jersey Vuelta 158

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. 1 2 "Boy van Poppel joins Vacansoleil-DCM". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. Rob Lampard (13 September 2012). "De Maar wins alone in Stoke". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Trek signs van Poppel brothers, Felline for 2014". Future plc. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. Mark Zalewski (12 September 2008). "Young Rabobanks show-up sprinters in Missouri". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  6. Rob Lampard (16 September 2012). "Tiernan-Locke wins Tour of Britain overall". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  7. "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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