Who is Kevin Vermaerke? SoCal climber in the WorldTour

Kevin Vermaerke
Kevin Vermaerke with Team DSM (Image credit: Team DSM - Patrick Brunt)

He might be several months shy of his 21st birthday but Kevin Vermaerke has made a name for himself by winning the U23 version of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and representing the United States in two World Championships.

Team DSM saw enough at a 2019 training camp to offer the youngster a contract, and after graduating from Axel Merckx's renowned Hagens Berman Axeon team, Vermaerke is ready to make his mark on the WorldTour. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.