12 days of Christmas: Day 3 – Koen de Kort

Day three of our 12 days of visual treats from the Grubers! Today, it’s one of my favourite riders, Koen de Kort. I selected this image because of the great angle – it’s not the kind of picture you see every day – and the majestic snowy white of the Argonaut kit.

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Koen de Kort, Giro d’Italia

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Jered: In ten years’ time, I think people will still be talking about the weather in 2013. It was nothing short of terrible. The RCS events served up some of the best examples – Milan-San Remo, the Galibier, a snowed-out stage, and finally, Tre Cime. Visibility was next to nothing, no one had any idea what was going on, the snow swirled and billowed, the wind howled, and everyone clenched their teeth and hoped the riders would arrive soon. Then a man in pink emerged. Nibali was imperious. It didn’t take long before the regal figures of the world’s best climbers were forgotten and it was left to mortal men to battle the terrible gradient in driving snow at the end of one of the toughest grand tours, weather-wise, in decades. Such was the case with Argos’ Koen de Kort.

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