Ron Kiefel

Inducted in 2004 for Modern Road & Track Competitor (Post-1975)


Ron is one of America's most recognizable racers with a 20-year career of Elite cycling, 11-years as a pro. Ron was a veteran of such teams as 7-Eleven, Motorola, Coors Light and Saturn, where he amassed victories in several important European races including Trofeo Laigueglia (1985) and the Tour of Tuscany (1987). Ron was a stage winner in the 1986 Giro d'Italia, competed in seven Tours De France, and was a Bronze Medallist in the 1984 Olympic Games. In 1983 Ron was a triple U.S. National Champion with victories in the Road Race, Individual Time Trial, and the Team Time Trial, repeating as National Road Champion in 1988.

Following his retirement from professional competition in 1996, he has provided TV and Radio broadcast commentary and live reporting for many of the European Classics and Major Tours. Ron has remained active in the cycling community in Wheat Ridge, Colorado where he provides coaching and guidance for aspiring cyclists, manages a large bicycle shop, and promotes races and rides for area cyclists.

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