Koos Moerenhout

Dutch champion in 2007 and 2009

Jacobus Moerenhout, short Koos, ( born November 5, 1973 in Achthuizen ) is a former Dutch cyclist.


Early years

Moerenhout began at the age of eight years with the cycling, by the way, he played a few more years of football. At the age of 13, he decided to start the cycling club De Hoekse racer. A year later, he won his first race. A little later he was invited to the Dutch Junior selections, with which he participated in two World Cups, among others. After some successes Moerenhout rose in the amateur class. Again, he could retract wins and podium finishes. His most successful season he experienced in 1994 when he won a stage of the Tour of Austria and was second overall. In addition to the second place overall at the Fleche du Sud in Luxembourg, he also won the Liege - tour, where he missed a stage win in short supply, and a race in the Dutch Hulst.

First experience in professional cycling

From September 1994 drove Moerenhout at the U.S. Senior Team Motorola internships, but received no permanent job. Of necessity, he returned again in 1995 back to the camp for amateur team Schepink. Although he could not enter another victory, but at the end of the season, signed a professional contract of living in Steenbergen Moerenhout the Dutch cycling team Rabobank.

Professional cyclists in the Netherlands

He celebrated his first success in the same year of winning the Circuit Franco -Belge. After a total of three wins in the first year as a professional cyclist, he won a stage of the Rhineland -Palatinate Tour the following year. In the season 1998 Moerenhout was first nominated for the Tour de France. He was involved in a successful breakaway on stage 13, in which he finished sixth. As the 44th overall he reached Paris. During the subsequent criterion of Oostvoorne him then his first win of the season succeeded. In the highly categorized Basque Country Tour of 1999 he took a further stage victory.

In 2000 Moerenhout moved to four quite successful years at Rabobank Farm Frites, another Dutch team, with whom he won a stage of the Tour Down Under, and shortly thereafter took up also at the Tour de Langkawi. For the first time he started the Giro d' Italia. After the filled racing program for the season however, he was not in shape and got out after 13 section. A month later, he narrowly missed the Dutch championship title when he defeated in Mechelen in the sprint Leon Van Bon, with whom he had previously set the decisive attack. Shortly thereafter, he was also at the Tour de France at the start, this time he was 77th overall. Finally, he was still appointed to the Dutch National selection for the Olympic Summer Games in Sydney and participated in both the time trial and the road race.

As a caregiver with lottery Domo

As of the 2001 season he rode for Lotto - Domo, the Farm Frites emerged from the team, and won a stage of the Rhineland -Palatinate Tour again. 2006 drove Moerenhout for the Swiss ProTeam Phonak, which was dissolved at the end of the 2006 season.

End of career at Rabobank

For the 2007 season went Moerenhout for the Dutch team Rabobank. The Dutch champion of 2007 and 2009 was used in his team usually as a helper and participated occasionally in breakaways. So he could win a stage of the Eneco Tour 2010.

He is married to the cyclist Edith Klep since 2006 and the couple have a son Kas ( 15 * January 2007). End of the 2010 season ended Moerenhout his career as a cyclist.


  • A stage in Tour of Austria
  • A stage and Appreciation Circuit Franco -Belge
  • A stage Rhineland- Palatinate Tour
  • A stage Basque Country Tour
  • A stage of Tour Down Under
  • A stage Rhineland- Palatinate Tour
  • Netherlands Dutch Champion - Road Race
  • Netherlands Dutch Champion - Road Race
  • A stage in Tour of Austria
  • A stage of Eneco Tour