Kirk Carlsen

Kirk R. Carlsen (born May 25, 1987 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American former professional cyclist, who competed professionally between 2010 and 2014. He previously rode for Garmin–Transitions.[3] He grew up in New Hampshire,[4] and among his best results include several European victories with the U.S. National Team, U.S. U23 National Champion in 2008, and best climber at the Redlands Classic in 2009. Before Garmin, Carlsen rode for Garmin's development program, the U.S. National Team, Rubicon, and Peerless Insurance Junior Cycling Team.

Kirk Carlsen
Kirk Carlsen - Tour de Romandie 2010, Stage 3.jpg
Carlsen at the 2010 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameKirk R. Carlsen
Born (1987-05-25) May 25, 1987 (age 34)
Nashua, New Hampshire
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2011SugarLabs
2013Predator Carbon Repair
2013H&R Block (guest)
Professional teams
2010Garmin–Transitions
2011Chipotle–Garmin Development Team
2012Wonderful Pistachios[1]
2012Team Exergy
2013Bissell
2014Jelly Belly–Maxxis[2]

Carlsen joined the Jelly Belly–Maxxis squad for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Bissell – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[2] He retired after the 2014 season.[5]

Major resultsEdit

2008
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st GP Ost-Fenster
1st Mountains classification Redlands Classic
1st Points classification Le Tour des Pays de Savoie
2009
10th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
2013
1st Overall Sea Otter Classic
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Tour de Beauce
2014
4th Overall Tour of the Gila
5th Overall Tour de Beauce

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weislo, Laura (December 29, 2011). "Wonderful Pistachios expands schedule for 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Malach, Pat (December 4, 2013). "Jelly Belly reveals 2014 line-up". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/holowesko-partners-brings-best-team-back-to-redlands?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news-edition
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-06-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "News shorts: No breaks for Bos, Synergy Baku joins MPCC". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.

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