Historic Overview Adrie van der Poel

Rider

Overall Rank62
NameAdrie VAN DER POEL
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth17-Jun-1959 - Bergen op Zoom (Noord Brabant)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Adrie van der Poel - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1980 Individual 0 695
2. 1981 Daf Trucks 1235 31
3. 1982 Daf Trucks 1154 30
4. 1983 Aernoudt 2157 6
5. 1984 Kwantum 698 67
6. 1985 Kwantum 2028 10
7. 1986 Kwantum 1892 9
8. 1987 PDM 1486 17
9. 1988 PDM 1891 9
10. 1989 Domex 762 55
11. 1990 Weinmann 1425 20
12. 1991 Tulip Computers 975 44
13. 1992 Tulip Computers 796 58
14. 1993 Mercatone Uno 738 63
15. 1994 Collstrop 385 133
16. 1995 Collstrop 96 341
17. 1996 Rabobank 56 447
18. 1997 Rabobank 40 533
19. 1998 Rabobank 1 894
20. 1999 Rabobank 5 891
21. 2000 Rabobank 0 1136
Overall: 17820 62

Biography

Adri van der Poel (born 17 June 1959 in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands) is a retired Dutch cyclist. Van der Poel was a professional from 1981 to 2000. His biggest wins included 6 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.

source - Wikipedia