Kenny Elissonde

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Kenny Elissonde
Kenny Elissonde Tour de la Vallée d'Aoste 2011.jpg
Elissonde at the 2011 Giro della Valle d'Aosta
Personal information
Full nameKenny Elissonde
Born (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 28)
Longjumeau, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2010–2011CC Etupes
2011FDJ (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2012–2016FDJ–BigMat
2017–Team Sky
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

Kenny Elissonde (born 22 July 1991) is a French professional road cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.[1]

Career[edit]

Elissonde is a climbing specialist, having won the prestigious stage up the Alto de L'Angliru at the 2013 Vuelta a España.[2]

In September 2016, it was announced that Elissonde would join Team Sky, from FDJ, for the 2017 season on an initial 2-year deal.[3] He is the first French rider to be a member of the team since current Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal was part of the inaugural squad back in 2010.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2008
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2009
8th Overall Tour du Valromey
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
2010
7th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 2
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2012
Paris–Corrèze
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Route du Sud
2013
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España
7th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th Boucles de l'Aulne
8th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2014
7th Overall Route du Sud
2015
7th Tre Valli Varesine
2016
Vuelta a España
Held Jersey blue dotted.png after Stages 14–19
2017
3rd Overall Herald Sun Tour
3rd Overall Route du Sud
2018
3rd Overall Route d'Occitanie
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
2019
7th Overall Herald Sun Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia  —  — 46  — DNF 51
A yellow jersey Tour de France  —  —  —  —  —  —
A red jersey Vuelta a España 33 DNF 16 20  —  —
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (14 September 2013). "Elissonde scores win of a lifetime with Vuelta stage at age 22". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ Vinnell, Paul (27 October 2016). "Team Sky sign Diego Rosa and Kenny Elissonde for 2017". Sky Sports. Sky UK. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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