Zabel at the 2016 Tour of Britain
|Full name||Rick Zabel|
7 December 1993|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)|
|Current team||BMC Racing Team|
|Rider type||Classics specialist|
|2012–2013||Rabobank Continental Team|
|2014–||BMC Racing Team|
Infobox last updated on|
12 September 2016
Born in Unna, Zabel won the National Novice Track Championships in 2009, in the Madison event. In 2010 he enjoyed more success in track events. 2011, at UCI Road World Championships Copenhagen, he was fifth in the road race in the juniors.
By summer of 2011 Zabel visited the Pierre-de-Coubertin sports gymnasium in Erfurt. He left high school without a diploma, in order to sign his first professional contract with the Rabobank Continental Team for the 2012 season. In 2012 he triumphed in the German road championship in the U23 class. In 2013, Zabel won the under-23 Tour of Flanders, and won a stage at the Tour de Normandie.
For the 2014 season, Zabel turned professional with the BMC Racing Team.
On 6 May 2015, Zabel was named in BMC's team for the 2015 Giro d'Italia, giving him his first Grand Tour start. On 7 July 2015, his father's 45h birthday, Zabel celebrated his first victory as a professional, winning stage 3 of the Tour of Austria.
- 1st National Novice Track Championships – Madison
- National Junior Track Championships
- 2nd Madison
- 3rd Points race
- 3rd Team pursuit
- 4th Overall Driedaagse van Axel
- 5th UCI Junior World Road Race Championships
- 1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
- 2nd Ronde van Limburg
- 9th GP Raf Jonckheere
- 1st Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Normandie
- 4th Overall Tour de Gironde
- 6th Paris–Tours Espoirs
- 7th La Côte Picarde
- 7th Münsterland Giro
- 8th Overall Olympia's Tour
- 10th Arno Wallaard Memorial
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro del Trentino
- 6th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
- 1st Stage 3 Tour of Austria
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress
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