Kiel Reijnen

Date of Birth

1-Jun-1986

Height

5′ 9″

Weight

139lbs

Nationality

American

Current Residence

Boulder, CO

Strengths on the Bike

Climbing, GC

Pro Since

2009

Previous Teams

Jelly Belly
Team type 1/SANOFI

Rider Bio

 

Kiel Reijnen returns to the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team in 2015 following an outstanding 2014 campaign with the Blue Train. One of the sport’s most popular riders, the podium regular raised the bar in 2014 with a repeat win at the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, multiple top-10 results at the tour of Utah and California, then reaffirmed his abilities with a triumphant stage 1 victory along the streets of Aspen, Colorado in the 2014 USA Pro Challenge. The stage 1 victory landed Reijnen in the  printer’s green jersey, which he and the team successfully defended through the final stage.

One of the best American riders in the peloton, Kiel Reijnen has developed into a proven and dangerous sprinter, capable of surviving the most challenging selections and delivering at the line. Reijnen won the Tour of Thailand and the Tour of Rwanda prior to joining Team UnitedHealthcare in 2013. He has also finished in the top three at China’s high-mountain Tour of Qinghai Lake, as well as the Tour of Hainan and the Tour de Korea.

Kiel Reijnen is not just a professional athlete. In addition to cycling, Kiel enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, reading about the brain, or designing wooden creations, as much as he does racking up top-10 finishes and wins in the sport’s biggest races.

Reijnen understands the commitment, discipline and determination required to be successful as a member of the pro peloton. He began racing at the age of 17, encouraged and supported by his father and family. Kiel discovered a true love for the sport growing up in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Boulder, Colorado at age 20 to attend the University of Colorado where he raced and trained for both developmental, national and collegiate teams while pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering.

Growing up in the wild woods of Bainbridge Island, Kiel developed a deep love and appreciation for nature, something he very much wants to share with younger generations.

His wife, Jordan shares this same passion through her involvement with ImagineChildhood.com (blog, community forum and shop) where parents and kids can find their own definition of childhood. Imagine Childhood was founded on the premise that children should experience the world through their own eyes, ears, fingers, and toes. That direct interaction with nature is the best way to learn about the world, and that open-ended imaginative play is the best way to learn about what it could be. This is an ideal Kiel shares, and together with his wife they are excited to integrate these efforts into their community to get kids
outside, riding bikes and enjoying nature.

2014

5th  Stage 2 Tour of the Gila
5th  Stage 5 Tour of California
1st  Philadelphia American Cycling Classic
1st  Air Force Cycling Classic Day 1
1st  Air Force Cycling Classic Day 2
5th  Stage 1 Tour of Utah
3rd  Stage 5 Tour of Utah
1st  Stage 1 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2nd  Stage 7 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st  Sprint Leaders Points USA Pro Cycling Challenge

2013
1st     Philadelphia Cycling Classic
1st     Bucks County Road Race
1st    Stage 4 (Criterium), Tour of the Gila
3rd     Stage 1, 2013 USA Pro Challenge
3rd     USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships
7th     Stage 1a, Coppi e Bartali
5th     Stage 1, Tour of Utah
5th     Stage 2, Tour of Utah
6th     Stage 4, Tour of Utaha

2012
-10th stage 2 New Zealand cycle classic 2.2
-13th overall New Zealand cycle classic 2.2
-13th stage 5 Tour of Turkey 2.1
-12th stage 1 Circuit de Lorraine 2.1
-3rd U.S. Pro road championships 1.HC
-K.O.M winner Philadelphia TD Bank classic 2.1
-2nd stage 4 Tour of Qinghai Lakes 2.HC
-2nd stage 5 Tour of Qinghai Lakes 2.HC
-2nd stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lakes 2.HC
-9th overall Tour of Qinghai Lakes 2.HC
-13th overall Tour of Elk Grove 2.1
-7th stage 1 USA Pro cycling challenge
-22nd overall USA Pro cycling challenge

2011
– 1st prologue Tour of Rwanda 2.2
– 1st stage 2 Tour of Rwanda 2.2
– 1st stage 3 Tour of Rwanda 2.2
– 1st stage 5 Tour of Rwanda 2.2
– 2nd stage 8 Tour of Rwanda 2.2
– 1st overall Tour of Rwanda 2.2

2010
-3rd prologue Redlands 2.2
-4th overall Redlands 2.2
-1st prologue Tour of Thailand 2.2
-2nd stage 3 Tour of Thailand 2.2
-1st overall Tour of Thailand 2.2
-5th overall Tour of Korea 2.2
-2nd stage 2 Tour of Qinghai lakes 2.HC
-3rd U.S. Pro Nationals
-4th overall Tour of Hainan 2.HC