René Kos

René Kos

René Kos in 2010
Personal information
Born (1955-10-17) 17 October 1955
Langedijk, Netherlands
Sport Cycling

René Kos (born 17 October 1955) is a retired cyclist from the Netherlands. He had his best achievements in motor-paced racing, winning the world championships in 1981 and finishing in second place in 1983; he also finished second in 1980 but was disqualified for failing the doping test.[1] He won the national motor-paced cycling championships in 1981, 1982, 1984 and 1985.[2][3]

As a track cyclist he competed in 28 six-day races with the best result of third place in the race of Buenos Aires.[2]

After retirement he worked as a cycling coach. He was also active as a race organizer and a pacer in motor-paced racing. In 2009, he was invited to prepare the Iranian track team for the 2010 Asian Games, but had to refuse due to the uncertain security situation.[4] He is the manager of the cycling team Koga-CreditForce-Ubbink, which included his two sons Patrick and Christian.[5]



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