| Boy van Poppel|
Trek Factory Racing
| 18 January 1988 (age 27)
Utrecht, the Netherlands (1988-01-18) |
Rabobank Continental Team
Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Boy van Poppel Wikipedia
Boy van Poppel (born 18 January 1988) is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist. He is the son of former cyclists Jean-Paul van Poppel and Leontine van der Lienden. He is currently riding for the UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.
On 12 September 2008, Utrecht-born van Poppel made a name for himself at the Tour of Missouri, winning the fifth stage. With that victory, he handed Mark Cavendish his first 'defeat' in a bunch sprint since the 2008 Giro d'Italia held in May. In the 2012 Tour of Britain, van Poppel finished consistently in the top ten in numerous stages, which helped him secure the Points Classification jersey before second-placed Mark Cavendish.
In late 2012, van Poppel signed a contract for the 2013 season with Vacansoleil–DCM, becoming the third member of his family to be part of the squad; his brother Danny also joined the team for the 2013 season as a first-year professional, while his father Jean-Paul worked as a directeur sportif for the team.
Van Poppel joined Trek Factory Racing for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Vacansoleil–DCM – folded at the end of the 2013 season. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.