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Bauke

Mollema

Belgium

Edward

Theuns

Netherlands

Boy

Van Poppel

Nationality
Dutch
Lives in
Poppel, Belgium
Birthdate
18 Jan 1988
Speciality
Classics/Leadout
Weight
77kg
Height
185cm
At the critical point of a race when the hammer comes down, or at race end when it's a full gas fight for position, Boy’s wheel is there.

Boy Van Poppel’s specialty is leading out the sprint. He’s won the Junior World Cyclocross Championships (2006), he’s even bested sprinters Mark Cavendish and Tyler Farrar, but where he shines is his uncanny ability to be there for his teammates when it matters. Whether it’s the critical point of a race when the hammer falls, or at race end when it’s a full gas fight for position, Boy’s wheel is there.

Boy is the eldest son of renowned sprinter and former professional Jean-Paul Van Poppel, and older brother of four years to Danny (now riding for Team Sky). He began his career with the Rabobank Continental team in 2006. In 2011, he joined UnitedHealthcare in the United States for two years. Although he enjoyed living and racing in America, he felt it was not the right team at the right moment, and he jumped at the opportunity to return to Europe with UCI ProTeam Vacansoleil-DCM in 2013.  Both Danny and Boy were signed by Trek-Segafredo after the demise of Vacansoleil-DCM following the 2013 season.

When not on the bike he can be found raising his 10 Koi fish in his backyard pond – an unusual hobby, but somehow seemingly fitting for this quiet, soft-spoken Dutch cyclist.

Palmares
2017
3RD
Stage 5, Baloise Belgium Tour
3RD
Stage 6, Tour of Croatia
2013
4TH
Overall, Down Under Classic
2012
2ND
Stages 1, 8, Tour of Britain
2ND
Stage 10, Tour of Portugal
3RD
Stage 2, Three Days of De Panne
2011
5TH
Ronde van Drenthe
2010
1ST
Kreiz Breizh Elites