Date of birth: July 16, 1982
Team: Israel Start-Up Nation
German powerhouse André Greipel has been one of the most consistent sprinters in the current professional peloton.
He belongs to an elite group of riders who have taken stage wins in all three Grand Tours: the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. As of the end of the 2019 season, that included 11 Tour stages, seven in the Giro and four in the Vuelta.
Perhaps most remarkably, Greipel won at least one stage of the Tour every year between 2011 and 2016, only halting the run in 2017.
However, 2017 saw him take one stage win at the Giro d'Italia as well as the coveted maglia rosa for the first time. He also took a stage at Paris-Nice as well as the points classification at Volta ao Algarve.
The 2018 season started well with a flurry of early wins in the season opener stage races. At the Tour de France, he was forced to abandon, missing the time cut with several other sprinters on stage 12.
He regained some form at the Tour of Britain, winning two stages. However, he has been overshadowed by the rise of young sprinters such as Caleb Ewan, Pascal Ackermann and Sam Bennett.
He has signed for Israel Start-Up Nation for 2020, after terminating his contract with Arkea-Samsic.
He's no one-trick pony, though, performing well in a support role in the spring Classics, usually in a support role for team-mates and active in early breakaways.
André Greipel: WorldTour relegation system 'totally bulls**t'
The former pro cyclist talks UCI points, watching cycling as a fan, and the lack of sprint opportunities at the Tour de France
André Greipel bows out on distinguished career: 'It's finished now, but I did my maximum'
The German retires after finishing 10th at the Münsterland Giro
By Ryan Dabbs • Published
André Greipel announces retirement at end of season
The German calls time on 16 years at the top level
By Jonny Long • Published
André Greipel takes second win of the season on stage four of the Ruta del Sol 2021
The German sprinter took his first win since early 2019 just a few days ago in Mallorca
By Tim Bonville-Ginn • Published
André Greipel wins first sprint in two years in Spain
The former dominant sprinter topped the leaderboard for the first time since January 2019
By Alex Ballinger • Published
Andre Greipel wins Tour of Turkey stage four
Andre Greipel takes third victory of the season as Davide Rebellin maintains overall Tour of Turkey race lead
By Nigel Wynn • Published
André Greipel sprints to Giro d'Italia stage two victory and claims maglia rosa
Heartbreak for Caleb Ewan as Greipel wins stage two of the 2017 Giro d'Italia
By Richard Windsor • Published
Tour de France podcast: Greipel surprises the press pack
Tour de France podcast following stage six to Reims, the centre of the Champagne industry (although there was no free bubbly for the press pack)
By Simon Richardson • Published
Fractured rib puts Andre Greipel's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne ride in doubt
Andre Greipel suffers a fractured rib in a crash on stage four of the Volta ao Algarve which could put him in doubt for Sunday's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
By Stuart Clarke • Published
André Greipel denies wrongdoing after being relegated in Tour of Britain finale
Elia Viviani awarded stage eight win after judges relegate the German.
By Nick Bull • Published