Into his third year with the team, Kevin has grown as a rider and person each season with 2022 seeing the young American pick up some solid results throughout the campaign and making his debut at the Tour de France. Yet, his season was also blighted by bad luck with illness and injury which unfortunately saw him abandon his Tour debut. It was a tough pill to swallow for Kevin but he has taken a positive approach out of it.
“To have that opportunity in the first place and to be there and be in the race, not struggling at the back, was really cool. I felt super confident in my shape, and we were doing well as a team, and I got a lot of positive reinforcement from the guys. When I was in the hospital, all I could think about was how I was going to make sure I can go back to the race in the future.”
From cycling blood, Kevin’s dad was a cyclist who competed on the road and track for Belgium, winning a silver medal at the junior world championships in the latter. Yet, he was never “forced into cycling”, previously playing a lot of baseball and football before he started doing some local mountain bike races at the age of 13. He then got his first road bike when he was 15, and at 16 he eventually stopped playing football and made the switch completely to cycling.