Historic Overview Ron Kiefel

Rider

Overall Rank1457
NameRon KIEFEL
Country
  United States
Date of birth11-Apr-1960 - Denver (Colorado)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Ron Kiefel

Ronald Alexander 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

2 12

Major Victories

Giro di Toscana 1988
Trofeo Laigueglia 1985
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


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1982 7-Eleven 29 553
2. 1983 Individual 59 442
3. 1984 Coors Light 121 318
4. 1985 7-Eleven 288 198
5. 1986 7-Eleven - Hoonved 398 153
6. 1987 7-Eleven - Hoonved 417 162
7. 1988 7-Eleven - Hoonved 705 73
8. 1989 7-Eleven - American Airlines 433 139
9. 1990 7-Eleven - Hoonved 543 111
10. 1991 Motorola 264 222
11. 1992 Motorola 241 224
12. 1993 Coors Light - Serotta 51 448
13. 1994 Coors Light - Serotta 56 455
14. 1995 Saturn - Powerbar - Trek 13 701
Overall: 3618 1457