Danny van Poppel

Danny van Poppel

Van Poppel at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Danny van Poppel
Born (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2012 Rabobank Continental Team
2013 Vacansoleil–DCM
2014–2015 Trek Factory Racing
2016– Team Sky
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)
Infobox last updated on
16 September 2016
This is a Dutch name; the family name is van Poppel, not Poppel.

Danny van Poppel (born 26 July 1993) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sky.[1]

Early and Personal life

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.[2]


Danny 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.[3] 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.[4] He remained in the race until the final week, when his team withdrew him on the second rest day.[5]

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,[6] 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.[7]

Career achievements

Major results

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
2nd Overall Driedaagse van Axel
1st Stage 5
8th Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stage 6
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-Ois
6th Arno Wallaard Memorial
10th Overall Olympia's Tour
3rd Handzame Classic
5th Ronde van Drenthe
5th RideLondon–Surrey Classic
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
8th Overall Tour de Picardie
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
Tour de Wallonie
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Stage 12 Vuelta a España
2nd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
3rd National Road Race 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
1st Stage 2 Arctic Race of Norway
Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 1 & 3
1st Points Classification
1st Sprints classification Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire
4th EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th Scheldeprijs

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour WD WD
red jersey Vuelta 141

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. 1 2 "Trek signs van Poppel brothers, Felline for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. Monika (2010). "u23 Mock Last: Place 15 – Boy van Poppel". Place 15 – Boy van Poppel. cycling4fans.de. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. Westemeyer, Susan (20 June 2013). "Vacansoleil looking for stage wins at Tour de France". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. Westby, Matt (29 June 2013). "Marcel Kittel takes yellow as stage-one chaos costs Mark Cavendish". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. "Vacansoleil DCM withdraws 19 year old Danny Van Poppel from Tour de France". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  6. "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  7. Wynn, Nigel (25 September 2015). "Team Sky sign Danny Van Poppel from Trek Factory Racing". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
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