Koen de Kort

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Koen de Kort
Koen de Kort.jpg
De Kort at the 2008 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
Personal information
Full nameKoen de Kort
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 36)
Gouda, Netherlands
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2004Rabobank GS3
2005–2006Liberty Seguros–Würth
2007–2008Astana
2009–2016Skil–Shimano
2017–Trek–Segafredo

Koen de Kort (born 8 September 1982) is a Dutch professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Gouda and grew up in Liempde. From 2002 to 2004, he was in the Rabobank GS3 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 Seguros–Würth of Manolo Saiz. That year he won a stage in the 2005 Tour de l'Avenir.[2] In 2007 De Kort joined the Astana team. Following the positive tests for heterologous blood doping by team members Alexander 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.

De Kort had a successful three years at Skil–Shimano with 5th at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, 12th at the Eneco Tour and 4th at Ster Elektrotoer all in 2008, he stayed with the team in 2012, when it rebranded to Argos–Shimano and finished 3rd in Dwars Door Vlaanderen as well as 16th in the World Championships Road Race in Valkenburg, both in 2012. From 2013 to 2016, de Kort was a vital member of the Team Giant–Alpecin squad, representing the team at seven Grand Tours and 12 Classics.

In 2017, de Kort joined Trek–Segafredo, and was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[3]

Major results[edit]

2004
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ronde van Vlaams-Brabant
1st Stage 1
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
2nd Under–23 race, National Cyclo-cross Championships
3rd Overall Paris–Corrèze
2005
1st Stage 4 Tour de l'Avenir
2008
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2009
1st Suzuka Road Race in Japan
2010
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2012
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2018
9th Japan Cup

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 70 78
A red jersey Vuelta a España 77
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce official 2019 rosters for men and women". Trek Bicycle Corporation. Intrepid Corporation. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "De Kort triumphs". Le Tour.fr. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  3. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Koen de Kort at Wikimedia Commons