Jos van Emden

Jos van Emden

Van Emden at the 2015 Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne road race
Personal information
Full name Jos van Emden
Born (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985
Schiedam, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current team LottoNL–Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Rabobank Continental Team
2008– Rabobank
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (2010)
1 stage, Eneco Tour (2015)
Infobox last updated on
29 October 2016

Jos van Emden (born 18 February 1985) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team LottoNL–Jumbo. He is known as a time-trial specialist.


Born in Schiedam, van Emden started racing in 2005. During his second year, he won four stages in three different races, became the overall winner of two other stage races and finished seventh in the Under-23 Road World Championships. The next year, he achieved his first professional victory when he won the Münsterland Giro.[1]

His debut in a Grand Tour came in 2009, when he took part in the Giro d'Italia. One year later, he finished ninth in two different stages of that same race, and achieved two time-trial victories in one week, winning the prologues of the Delta Tour Zeeland and the Ster ZLM Toer. Later that year, he became Dutch Time Trial champion.[2]

Van Emden made international headlines when he proposed to his girlfriend during a time-trial stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia. After she accepted, he finished the stage as 120th out of 156.[3][4]

In 2015, Van Emden finished second in the ITT of the Tour of California, sitting in the hot seat all day before being beaten by Peter Sagan.[5] Two months later, van Emden participated in his first Tour de France. He became fifth in the opening time-trial that took place in his home country.[6] His biggest victory for the time being came when he won the ITT of the 2015 Eneco Tour, subsequently gaining the right to wear the leader's jersey.[7] He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[8]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall Roserittet DNV GP
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Triptyque des Barrages (U23)
1st Stage 2
Grand Prix Willem Tell
1st Prologue (ITT) & Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Tour de Normandie
1st Stage 1 Tour du Loir-et-Cher
3rd Ronde van Overijssel
5th Omloop van het Waasland
6th Ronde van Noord-Holland
1st Münsterland Giro
1st Prologue (TTT) Tour Alsace
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 1 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista a León
5th Overall Olympia's Tour
5th Ronde van Drenthe
7th Overall Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
7th Halle–Ingooigem
8th Overall Tour de Normandie
1st Stage 7
9th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
8th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
10th Overall Sachsen Tour
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Prologue (ITT) Ster ZLM Toer
2nd Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
1st Young rider classification
1st Prologue (ITT)
2nd Hel van het Mergelland
1st Stadsprijs Geraardsbergen
3rd Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
1st Prologue (ITT)
5th Overall Eneco Tour
1st Münsterland Giro
4th Overall Tour of Hainan
3rd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
9th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
10th Paris–Tours
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Eneco Tour
3rd National Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2nd National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
5th Overall Eneco Tour
8th UCI World Time Trial Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 166 116 159 107 120
Yellow jersey Tour 121
red jersey Vuelta WD


  1. "Jos Van Emden". De Wielersite (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. "Jos van Emden Nederlands Kampioen tijdrijden". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). De Persgroep Nederland. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. "Jos van Emden stops in Giro d'Italia time trial to propose to his girlfriend". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. "Van Emden haalt internationale pers". NOS (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. "Van Emden enorm teleurgesteld na mislopen zege in Californië". (in Dutch). Sanoma Media Netherlands Group. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  6. Horssels, Maxim (4 July 2015). "Jos van Emden: 'Ben echt ontzettend blij'". (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  7. "Tijdritzege en leiderstrui Van Emden in Eneco Tour". NOS (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  8. "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stef Clement
Dutch National Time Trial Champion
Succeeded by
Stef Clement
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