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Julien

Bernard

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Koen

de Kort

United States

Kiel

Reijnen

Nationality
American
Lives in
Bainbridge Island, USA
Birthdate
01 Jun 1986
Speciality
All-Rounder/Sprinter
Weight
65kg
Height
177cm
Winning the National Championships is Kiel’s white whale: the race he has been chasing and chasing, but has failed to raise his arms in victory.

He’s not an outright sprinter, climber, or general classification rider, but Kiel Reijnen is capable in each, giving the proficient all-rounder plenty of opportunity. The American has proved himself in each area with stage wins and claiming the sprinters jersey for two years at the USA Pro Challenge, winning the first stage at the Tour of Utah (2015), overall victories in the Tour of Rwanda (2011) and Tour of Thailand (2010), and the mountains classification at the Tour de Langkawi (2015).

Kiel took a slow, well-calculated route to reach the WorldTour level arriving at age 29, a late-bloomer, but he’s not worried. “One of the things I like about my progression is that each step I took, I spent a while there and learned how to be able to win at that level,” he says. Now he is ready to help the team win and win himself.

He hails from Bainbridge Island, Washington and recently moved back with his wife Jordan after nine years in Boulder, Colorado.  'The Island' holds a very special place in his heart; a community that has given him unconditional support and allowed him to reach the top echelons of cycling. A big motivation for Kiel is to do well for them.  

Winning the National Championships is Kiel’s white whale: the race he has been chasing and chasing, but has failed to raise his arms in victory. He has finished third in four of the past six years, and 2015 was particularly crushing: Kiel appeared on his way to victory when a late puncture in the last kilometers ended his dream again. 

More than just someone who only pedals a bike, Kiel is adept at carpentry, loves to cook and garden, and true to his roots, loves hiking, boating, or foraging for his next meal in the woods or sea. Kiel is two courses shy of obtaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado University, which he has deferred until 2020. It’s important, but he knows that at his age joining Trek-Segafredo is a dream that needs to play out first. 

Palmares
2016
1ST
Stage 5, Tour of Utah
3RD
Stage 4, Tour of Utah
2015
1ST
Stage 1, Tour of Utah
1ST
Stage 3, USA Pro Challenge
1ST
USA Pro Challenge, sprint classification
1ST
Tour de Langkawi, mountains classification
2ND
Stage 1, USA Pro Challenge
3RD
National Championships, road
3RD
Stage 5, Tour of Utah
2014
1ST
Stage 1, USA Pro Challenge
1ST
USA Pro Challenge, sprint classification
1ST
Philadelphia International Championship
1ST
Claredon Cup
1ST
Crystal Cup
2ND
Stage 7, USA Pro Challenge
3RD
Stage 5, Tour of Utah
2013
1ST
Philadelphia International Championship
1ST
Stage 4, Tour of Gila
1ST
Bucks County Classic
3RD
National Championships, road
3RD
Stage 1, USA Pro Challenge
2012
3RD
National Championships, road
2011
1ST
Overall, Tour of Rwanda
1ST
Prologue, stages 1,2,4, Tour of Rwanda
2010
1ST
Overall, Tour of Thailand
1ST
Stage 1, Tour of Thailand
3RD
National Championships, road
3RD
Overall, Tour of Qinghai Lake