Wout Poels

  • Place of Birth Venray
  • Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
  • Specialty climber, gc rider
  • UCI Ranking 155
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Your favourite race and climb?

My favourite race is Waalse Pijl and Angliru in Spain is my favourite climb.

Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?

Liege-Bastogne-Liege and my victory there in 2016.

Who is your closest friend in the Pro Peloton? Any good stories to share?

I made a lot of friends last year in the team. It’s difficult to pick one, and I also don’t want to make any of them jealous to put ahead of someone 🙂

If you didn’t make it as a cyclist, what do you think you would be doing today?

Since I was 13 years old, I knew a wanted to become a professional bike rider. Maybe it was naive to think that at the age of 13, but hey here I am. I do have a Marketing Communication diploma so maybe I could help the marketing team ☺

What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?

It is a fantastic bike! I used it at Tour de France and La Vuelta on the flat days. It is really a fast bike and I feel very comfortable on it. Maybe I should give it a try in a bunch sprint next year 🙂

Top Results in Last Five Seasons
  • 1.

    Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 20th February, 2022,

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    Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol - Stage 4 19th February, 2022,

  • 2.

    Tour de France - Mountains classification 18th July, 2021,

  • 2.

    Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 4 8th February, 2020,

  • 2.

    Tour de France - Stage 2 (TTT) 7th July, 2019,

  • 1.

    Critérium du Dauphiné - Stage 7 15th June, 2019,

  • 2.

    Santos Tour Down Under - Mountains classification 20th January, 2019,

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    Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 6 20th January, 2019,

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    Tour de Pologne - Stage 7 4th August, 2017,

  • 2.

    Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 1 (TTT) 1st February, 2017,

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