Koen de Kort

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Koen de Kort
Koen de Kort.jpg
De Kort at the 2008 Dreidaagse van West-Vlaanderen
Personal information
Full name Koen de Kort
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 32)
Gouda, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Giant-Shimano
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2004
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009–
Rabobank GS3
Liberty Seguros-Würth
Astana
Skil-Shimano
Infobox last updated on
23 July 2013

Koen de Kort (born 8 September 1982) is a Dutch professional cyclist. He was born in Gouda and grew up in Liempde. From 2002 to 2004, he was in the development team of the Rabobank cycling team. De Kort had a promising amateur career with wins in the Under 23 version of Paris–Roubaix. In 2005 he became professional with the ProTour team Liberty Serguros-Wurth of Manolo Saiz. That year he won a stage in the 2005 Tour de l'Avenir.[1] In 2007 De Kort joined the Astana. Following the positive tests for heterologous blood doping by team members Alexandre Vinokourov and Andrey Kashechkin, Astana did not have much chance to compete in 2007 and was limited in 2008. Speaking to Dutch media, De Kort expressed his frustrations at not having the chance to compete after being in a similar situation in 2006 with the Liberty Serguros team. He left Astana at the end of the 2008 season, and joined the Skil-Shimano team.

Most important results[edit]

2004
1st U-23 Paris–Roubaix
1st GP Eddy Merckx
1st Overall Ronde van Vlaams-Brabant
1st Stage 1
2nd National Championship U23 Cyclo-cross
3rd Overall Paris–Corrèze
2005
1st Stage 4 Tour de l'Avenir
2008
3rd Individual Time Trial Dutch Championships
4th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2009
1st Suzuka Road Race in Japan
2010
9th Dutch Road Race Championships
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2012
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Overall Ster ZLM Toer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Kort triumphs". Le Tour.fr. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Koen de Kort at Wikimedia Commons