Historic Overview Adrie van der Poel

Rider

Overall Rank61
NameAdrie VAN DER POEL
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth17-Jun-1959 - Bergen op Zoom (Noord Brabant)
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Biography

Adrie van der Poel

Adri van der Poel (born 17 June 1959 in Bergen op Zoom) is a retired Dutch cyclist. Van der Poel was a professional from 1981 to 2000. His biggest wins included six classics, two stages of the Tour de France and the World Cyclo-Cross Championships in 1996. He also obtained the second place and silver medal in the World Road Championships in 1983 behind Greg LeMond and five second places in the World Cylo-Cross championships. The Grand Prix Adri van der Poel is named after him.

Van der Poel began his career on the road and during his first season as a professional he obtained second place in Paris–Nice behind Stephen Roche and second place in the La Flèche Wallonne. In the Tour de France, he won two stages; his stage win in 1988 set the record for fastest stage (since then only surpassed by three cyclists). Van der Poel also competed in cyclo-cross during the winter and obtained great results – that he turned full-time to cyclo-cross in the latter part of his career where he won the World Championships in 1996 and the World Cup and Superprestige classifications in 1997. Van der Poel retired after the 2000 Cyclo-Cross World Championships where he finished fourth and which was won by his teammate Richard Groenendaal.

In 1983 he tested positive for strychnine. He said that his father-in-law had served a pigeon pie for Sunday lunch, and only when he tested positive did he realise that the pigeons had been doped with strychnine.

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Major Victories

Ronde van Vlaanderen 1986
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1988
Amstel Gold Race 1990
Clasica San Sebastian 1985
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1982
Paris - Tours 1987
Giro del Piemonte 1987
Paris - Bruxelles 1985
Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1985
Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau - Gippingen 1987, 1990
Etoile de Bessèges 1988
Brabantse Pijl 1985
Druivenkoers - Overijse 1987
G.P. Jef Scherens - Leuven 1983
G.P. de Fourmies 1987
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 1985
Tour de France - stages 1987 (1), 1988 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1981 (1), 1982 (1), 1989 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1981 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1984 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 1988 (1)
Coors Classic - stages 1986 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1983 (1), 1985 (2)
Tour of Britain - stages 1991 (1)
Tour of Ireland - Nissan Classic - stages 1985 (1)
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Seasons

Adrie van der Poel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1979 Individual 0 1172
2. 1980 Individual 0 762
3. 1981 Daf Trucks - Côte d'Or 1311 27
4. 1982 Daf Trucks - TeVe Blad 1134 35
5. 1983 Jacky Aernoudt Meubelen - Rossin - Campagnolo 2521 5
6. 1984 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 775 55
7. 1985 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 2578 5
8. 1986 Kwantum Hallen - Decosol - Yoko 1975 7
9. 1987 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 1680 16
10. 1988 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 2056 6
11. 1989 Domex - Weinmann 807 53
12. 1990 Weinmann - SMM Uster 1525 20
13. 1991 Tulip Computers 1117 38
14. 1992 Tulip Computers 818 58
15. 1993 Mercatone Uno - Medeghini - Zucchini 720 64
16. 1994 Collstrop - Willy Naessens 392 135
17. 1995 Collstrop - Lystex 96 338
18. 1996 Rabobank 56 454
19. 1997 Rabobank 39 546
20. 1998 Rabobank 5 823
21. 1999 Rabobank 5 907
22. 2000 Rabobank 0 1154
Overall: 19610 61