Wout Poels

Wout Poels

Personal information
Full name Wouter Poels
Nickname Wout
Born (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987
Venray, Limburg, the Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber[1]
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Fondas-P3Transfer Team
2009–2013 Vacansoleil
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2015– Team Sky
Major wins

Stage races

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (2016)

One-day races and Classics

Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2016)
Infobox last updated on
17 September 2016

Wouter Poels (born 1 October 1987 in Venray) is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer for the UCI WorldTeam Team Sky.


Poels at the 2015 Tour de France

After competing with the Vacansoleil–DCM[3] squad since 2009, Poels moved to the

He almost lost a kidney after a massive crash on the sixth stage of the 2012 Tour de France.[5]

In September 2014 Team Sky announced that Poels would join them from 1 January 2015.[6] His first win for the team came in the 2015 Tirreno–Adriatico, where he led the team following the withdrawal of Chris Froome. Poels won stage 4 into Castelraimondo with an attack on the final climb and a solo descent to the finish line. He moved into the lead of the race and went on to finish seventh in the overall standings.[7][8] He later finished second overall at the Tour of Britain, winning the toughest mountain stage with an uphill finish on Hartside Fell.

In 2016, Poels won his first one-day race after sprinting to victory from a four-man group in the 2016 Liège–Bastogne–Liège. It was the first monument for Team Sky and for Poels himself.[9][10]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
3rd Overall Volta a Lleida
3rd Rund um Düren
9th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 4 Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 4
8th Overall Tour du Poitou Charentes
9th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
2nd Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Young rider classification
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Young rider classification
7th Amstel Curaçao Race
8th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Strade Bianche
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 5
3rd Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
5th Milano–Torino
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4
8th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
8th GP Ouest-France
1st Overall A yellow jersey Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Points classification
1st Mountains classification
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 4
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 6 Tour of Britain
4th La Flèche Wallonne
7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Giro d'Italia 21
Tour de France DNF DNF 28 44 28
Vuelta a España 17 DNF 38
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/racing/tour-de-france/super-domestiques-the-unsung-heroes-of-the-tour-de-france-263143
  2. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/racing/tour-de-france/super-domestiques-the-unsung-heroes-of-the-tour-de-france-263143
  3. Atkins, Ben (3 January 2012). "Vacansoleil-DCM presented with twelve new riders for 2012". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. "OPQS Signs Wout Poels and Janier Acevedo". #REDIRECT Template:Cycling data QST *From a page move: This is a redirect from a page that has been moved (renamed). This page was kept as a redirect to avoid breaking links, both internal and external, that may have been made to the old page name.. Decolef. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. line feed character in |work= at position 40 (help)
  5. "Poels optimistic about return to racing in 2013". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  6. "Team Sky sign Leopold König, Nicolas Roche, Wout Poels, Andy Fenn, Lars Petter Nordhaug". skysports.com. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  7. O'Shea, Sadhbh (15 March 2015). "Tirreno-Adriatico: Poels wins in Castelraimondo". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. "Tirreno-Adriatico: Quintana wins overall". Cyclingnews.com. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  9. "Poels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege". Cyclingnews.com. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  10. "Wout Poels (Wins)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
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