De Kort goes to the Trek staff after losing three fingers

The 38-year-old Dutchman ends a 17-year career after his accident and will be the Trek's new team support manager.


After 17 years as a cyclist, Koen de Kort ends his career. Although he had already decided that 2021 would be his last season, the final course for De Kort, a 38-year-old Dutchman, was cut short when he suffered a serious accident while driving an off-road vehicle. It resulted in the loss of three fingers and part of his right hand. While many runners choose to take a break or prepare for sports directors, De Kort already had a clear idea of the role he wanted to take on for his next challenge.

So you will remain tied to the Trek in a different role. Together with Glen Leven, who had been in the mechanic role since before the Trek-Segafredo partnership began, they will become the new team support managers. That is, they will oversee the sourcing, testing, distribution and maintenance of racing equipment for the men's and women's road teams. The change in the functions of the former professional will take place next November.

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