Rick Zabel

Rick Zabel

Personal information
Full name Rick Zabel
Born (1993-12-07) 7 December 1993
Unna, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist[1]
Amateur team(s)
2012–2013 Rabobank Continental Team
Professional team(s)
2014– BMC Racing Team
Infobox last updated on
12 September 2016

Rick Zabel (born 7 December 1993) is a road bicycle racer from Germany. The son of Erik Zabel and grandson to Detlef Zabel, Rick Zabel currently competes for the BMC Racing Team.[2]

Cycling career

Born in Unna, Zabel won the National Novice Track Championships in 2009, in the Madison event.[3] 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.[4] He left high school without a diploma, in order to sign his first professional contract with the Rabobank Continental Team for the 2012 season.[5] In 2012 he triumphed in the German road championship in the U23 class.[5][6] 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.[7]

On 6 May 2015, Zabel was named in BMC's team for the 2015 Giro d'Italia, giving him his first Grand Tour start.[8] 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.[9]

Career achievements

Major results

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

Grand Tour 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 142 140
Yellow jersey Tour - -
red jersey Vuelta - -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. Fretz, Caley (5 February 2015). "A cobbled future for Zabel, son of the sprint king". VeloNews. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  3. "Thomas Schneider und Rick Zabel neue Deutsche Meister im Zweier Mannschaftsfahren der Jugend" (in German). Radrennen in Köln. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. "Rick Zabel träumt mit 17 schon von der Profikarriere". radsport-news.com (in German). 25 September 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Rabobank haalt zoon Erik Zabel". nu.nl (in Dutch). 21 September 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. "Rick Zabel ist neuer U23-Meister". radsport-news.com (in German). 9 September 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. "Rick Zabel fährt ab 2014 für BMC". radsport-news.com (in German). 3 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. "Giro d'Italia: Zabel-Sohn Rick vor erster großer Rundfahrt" (in German). Spiegel Online. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  9. "Rick Zabels erster Profi-Sieg: "Es war brutal schwer"" (in German). Kicker. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
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