Historic Overview Jean-Paul van Poppel

Rider

Overall Rank807
NameJean-Paul VAN POPPEL
Country
  The Netherlands
Date of birth30-Sep-1962 - Tilburg (Noord Brabant)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jean-Paul van Poppel

Jean-Paul van Poppel (born 30 September 1962 in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant) is a former Dutch racing cyclist, who was nicknamed Popeye.

Van Poppel was one of the most successful Dutch road sprinters. He won stages in mass sprints in all three Grand Tours, sometimes from positions that appeared lost. In the Tour de France he won 9 stages altogether. In 1988 he won 4 stages, the highest won number by a Dutch cyclist in one tour. He also competed in the individual road race event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Van Poppel won the points classification in the 1987 Tour de France. After he ended his career in 1995, he became a directeur sportif in women's cycling. With his first wife, cyclist Leontine van der Lienden, Jean-Paul van Poppel has two sons, Boy van Poppel who races for Roompot-Charles and Danny van Poppel who races for Team Jumbo-Visma, and a daughter Kim. Van der Lienden and Van Poppel have since divorced. Van Poppel remarried in 2004 with one of his team members, cyclist Mirjam Melchers.

From 2009-2010 he was one of the Sports Directors at the Cervélo Test Team based in Switzerland. From 2011, he has served as a Sports Director for the Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team until 2014. From 2015, van Poppel serves as a Sports Director for the Dutch ProContinental Team Roompot–Charles, together with Erik Breukink and Michael Boogerd.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Scheldeprijs - Schoten 1986, 1988
Etoile de Bessèges 1994
Tour de France - stages 1987 (2), 1988 (4), 1991 (1), 1992 (1), 1994 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1986 (2), 1989 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1991 (4), 1992 (2), 1993 (2), 1994 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1991 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1991 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1986 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1989 (1), 1993 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1994 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1993 (1)
Etoile de Bessèges - stages 1993 (2), 1994 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 1992 (2), 1993 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1987 (2), 1989 (1), 1990 (2)
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Seasons

Jean-Paul van Poppel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1984 Individual 0 1180
2. 1985 Skala 206 247
3. 1986 Skala - Skil 434 130
4. 1987 SuperConfex - Kwantum Hallen - Yoko 945 42
5. 1988 SuperConfex - Yoko 586 101
6. 1989 Panasonic - Isostar 762 58
7. 1990 Panasonic - Sportlife 349 168
8. 1991 PDM - Concorde - Ultima 728 80
9. 1992 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 686 78
10. 1993 Festina - Lotus 357 139
11. 1994 Festina - Lotus 395 131
12. 1995 Le Groupement 70 393
Overall: 5518 807