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Kevin Vermaerke Athlete Bio 2021

Kevin Vermaerke

U23 Men's National Team Member

D.O.B October 16, 2000
Hometown Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Residence Rancho Santa Margarita, California & Girona, Spain
Pro Teams Hagens Berman Axeon (2019-2020), Team DSM (2021-Present)

Meet the Athlete

Kevin was born in South Africa and moved to Southern California when he was very young. His dad raced when he was younger and was his main inspiration for getting into the sport. His cycling career started out racing as a 15-16 year old for Team Velosport on both the mountain bike and road bike. When he became a junior, he joined Whole Athlete and LUX Cycling. These teams provided the base for his junior career. As a junior, he won the mountain bike national championships, finished 2nd in the road race, and attended both world championships, placing 13th in the XCO and 8th in the road race. As an under 23 rider, he joined Hagens Berman Axeon and focused full time on the road. In his first season, he won Liege-Bastogne-Liege U23, finished 4th in Lillehammer GP, and had a string of other consistent performances at the professional/U23 level. Since 2021, he has been racing in the World Tour with Team DSM.

What are your pre-race rituals?

Listening to music and visualizing the race.

Listening to music and visualizing the race.

What is something you would tell your younger self if you could go back in time?

Enjoy every moment

Enjoy every moment

What is your favorite post-ride snack?

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa

Points of Interest

Vermaerke Poi 1

Winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege U23

Being in the breakaway on stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire and getting caught with 200 meters to go.

Vermaerke Poi 2
Vermaerke Poi 3

8th place at the 2018 Junior World Championships

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