Joost Posthuma

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Joost Posthuma
File:Posthuma 4JDD2011.JPG
Posthuma at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Joost Posthuma
Born (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 40)
Hengelo, the Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2004–2010 Rabobank
2011–2012 Leopard Trek
Major wins
Grote Prijs Jef Scherens (2005)
Sachsen Tour (2007)
Paris–Nice, 1 stage
Three Days of De Panne (2008)
Infobox last updated on
11 January 2013

Joost Posthuma (born 8 March 1981) is a Dutch retired professional road bicycle racer,[1] who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2012. Born in Hengelo, Posthuma was known for his time-trialling and he wore the white jersey for the best young rider at the 2006 Tour de France. Posthuma set the best time for riders eligible for the young rider classification in the prologue, but lost it after the 1st road stage, after a rival got in a breakaway and got bonus seconds on the road.

Major achievements

1st Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue Tour de Normandie
1st Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Overall Circuit des Mines
1st Stage 8
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
6th Overall Eneco Tour of Benelux
1st Ridderronde Maastricht
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Overall Sachsen Tour
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 3B (ITT)
1st Overall Tour of Luxembourg
1st Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria
9th Overall Tour of Britain
8th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt


  1. "Joost Posthuma can't find team for 2013, announces retirement". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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