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Koen de Kort

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Koen de Kort
Personal information
Full nameKoen de Kort
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 41)
Gouda, Netherlands
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamLidl–Trek
  • Rider (retired)
  • Team support manager
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2002–2004Rabobank GS3
2005–2006Liberty Seguros–Würth
Managerial team

Koen de Kort (born 8 September 1982) is a Dutch former professional cyclist, who competed between 2002 and 2021 for the Rabobank GS3, Astana–Würth, Astana, Team Giant–Alpecin and Trek–Segafredo teams.[3] Since his retirement from racing, De Kort has acted as the team support manager for his last professional team Lidl–Trek.[4]


He was born in Gouda and grew up in Liempde.

Rabobank GS3 (2002–2004)[edit]

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.

Liberty Seguros–Würth (2005–2006)[edit]

In 2005 he became professional with the ProTour team Liberty Seguros–Würth of Manolo Saiz.[4] That year he won a stage in the 2005 Tour de l'Avenir.[5]

Astana (2007–2008)[edit]

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 Seguros team. In 2008, De Kort finished 5th at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, 12th at the Eneco Tour and 4th at the Ster Elektrotoer.

Skil–Shimano (2009–2016)[edit]

He left Astana at the end of the 2008 season, and joined the Skil–Shimano team.[6] 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 road race at the UCI Road World Championships.[7] From 2013 to 2016, De Kort was a vital member of the Team Giant–Alpecin squad, representing the team at 7 Grand Tours and 12 Classics.

Trek–Segafredo (2017–2021)[edit]

In 2017, De Kort joined Trek–Segafredo, and was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[8]

In June 2021, three of the fingers on his right hand were amputated following an accident while driving a vehicle off-road.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Prior to becoming a professional cyclist,[10] De Kort studied Human Movement Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, before studying for a Master's degree with the Johan Cruyff Institute.[11]

Major results[edit]


2nd Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
3rd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
10th Overall Olympia's Tour
10th Ronde van Overijssel
3rd Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Young rider classification
8th Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
10th Overall Ruban Granitier Breton
1st Overall Ronde van Vlaams-Brabant
1st Stage 1
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st Grand Prix Eddy Merckx (with Thomas Dekker)
2nd Under-23 race, National Cyclo-cross Championships
3rd Overall Paris–Corrèze
8th Overall Circuit des Mines
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
8th Overall Olympia's Tour
8th Chrono des Nations U23
1st Stage 4 Tour de l'Avenir
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
5th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Suzuka Road Race in Japan
9th Overall Tour of Britain
9th Overall Tour de Wallonie
10th Overall Herald Sun Tour
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
9th Japan Cup

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 124 77 134
A yellow jersey Tour de France 108 103 138 92 73 70 78 125
A gold jersey/A red jersey Vuelta a España 67 85 DNF 64 96 77 82
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce official 2019 rosters for men and women". Trek Bicycle Corporation. Intrepid Corporation. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce complete 2020 men's roster". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Trek - Segafredo". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b Benson, Daniel. "Koen de Kort retires and moves into Trek-Segafredo management". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  5. ^ "De Kort triumphs". Le Tour.fr. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  6. ^ Stokes, Shane (3 August 2011). "Koen De Kort agrees new contract with Skil Shimano". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 13 November 2023. He moved to Skil Shimano prior to the start of the 2009 season.
  7. ^ Benson, Daniel (23 September 2012). "Gilbert wins world championship in Valkenburg". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 13 November 2023.
  8. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ Agence France-Presse (24 June 2021). "Dutch cyclist Koen de Kort has three fingers amputated after crash". France 24.
  10. ^ Jary, Rachel (13 August 2021). "Koen de Kort on retirement, injury and the next chapter with Trek-Segafredo". Rouleur. Gruppo Media Ltd. Retrieved 13 November 2023.
  11. ^ "Koen de Kort: 'Graduating from the Master in Sport Management is like crossing the finish line in the Tour'". Johan Cruyff Institute. 5 May 2023. Retrieved 13 November 2023.
  12. ^ "Koen De Kort". FirstCycling.com. FirstCycling AS. Retrieved 13 November 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Koen de Kort at Wikimedia Commons