Koen de Kort

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Koen de Kort
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De Kort at the 2008 Dreidaagse van West-Vlaanderen
Personal information
Full name Koen de Kort
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 34)
Gouda, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2002–2004 Rabobank GS3
2005–2006 Liberty Seguros–Würth
2007–2008 Astana
2009–2016 Skil–Shimano
2017– Trek–Segafredo

Koen de Kort (born 8 September 1982) is a Dutch professional cyclist riding for the UCI ProTeam Trek–Segafredo.[1]

Biography[edit]

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.[2] In 2007 De Kort joined the Astana. 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 2013-17, de Kort was a vital member of the Team Giant squad, representing the team at seven Grand Tours and 12 Classics.

In 2017, de Kort joined Trek-Segafredo.

He is married to Australian, Kaitlin de Kort, and splits his time between Europe and Australia.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOUT KOEN DE KORT". teamgiantalpecin.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  2. ^ "De Kort triumphs". Le Tour.fr. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Koen de Kort at Wikimedia Commons