Historic Overview Ron Kiefel

Rider

Overall Rank1557
NameRon KIEFEL
Country
  United States
Date of birth11-Apr-1960 - Denver (Colorado)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Ron Kiefel

Ronald Alexander "Ron" Kiefel (born April 11, 1960 in Denver) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. Kiefel is a seven-time Tour de France racer, Olympic bronze medalist and member of the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Kiefel rode for American professional teams such as 7-Eleven, Motorola, Coors Light and Saturn. His wins included the 1985 Trofeo Laigueglia and the 1987 Tour of Tuscany.

He became the first American stage winner in a Grand Tour when he won stage 15 (from L'Aquila to Perugia) in the 1985 Giro d'Italia.

He competed in seven Tours de France, and represented the USA at the 1984 Olympic Games, where he won bronze in the team time trial with Roy Knickman, Davis Phinney, and Andy Weaver.

In 1983 Kiefel won the USPRO road championship, the time trial and the team time trial. He was also road champion in 1988. He retired from racing in 1996 and has since commentated on TV and radio for European classics and tours. He is a coach in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, vice president of Wheat Ridge Cyclery, and promotes races and rides.

In 2004, Kiefel was inducted in the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Meegan, at one time hosted a weekly AM radio show.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

Major Victories

Trofeo Laigueglia 1985
Giro di Toscana 1988
Giro d'Italia - stages 1985 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1990 (1)
Coors Classic - stages 1983 (2), 1984 (1), 1985 (1), 1986 (2), 1988 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1992 (1)
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Seasons

Ron Kiefel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1982 7-Eleven 0 821
2. 1983 Individual 0 828
3. 1984 Coors Light 0 893
4. 1985 7-Eleven 278 196
5. 1986 7-Eleven - Hoonved 369 165
6. 1987 7-Eleven - Hoonved 348 181
7. 1988 7-Eleven 590 98
8. 1989 7-Eleven - American Airlines 434 130
9. 1990 7-Eleven - Hoonved 542 104
10. 1991 Motorola 266 217
11. 1992 Motorola 242 212
12. 1993 Coors Light - Serotta 51 423
13. 1994 Coors Light - Serotta 56 430
14. 1995 Saturn - Powerbar - Trek 9 681
Overall: 3185 1557