A thoroughbred climber, Kenny Elissonde arrived in Trek-Segafredo after three years with Team Ineos where he rode in support of  Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas. Kenny excels in long mountain climbs, and in his early years as a professional, won the stage summit of the infamous Angliru in the 2013 Vuelta a España. He has excelled as a super-domestique throughout his career, most notably in the Grand Tours. A veteran of numerous Giros and Vueltas, he checked off his first Tour de France in 2020, a memorable moment in his career. In 2021, he came close to capturing his dream, finishing second in Stage 11 at the Tour after a concerted effort in the breakaway with teammate Bauke Mollema. Nicknamed King Kenny, he has a keen interest in art, and is undoubtedly one of the nicest riders you'll find in the pro peloton.

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What is your favorite off-season meal?

A nice homemade burger, fresh bread, that is rare in the middle with some good cheese. Don’t forget the fries!

What is your dream race to win?

A mountain stage in the Tour de France. A day with a big breakaway and a huge crowd everywhere cheering.

How would you describe yourself?

I’m maybe a bit quiet, but also sometimes I would say I’m not quiet at all! I need to be in my comfort zone with people first, but then when I am…

Favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

Emonda all the way! A climber's dream bike.