DANISH SWEEP ON THE WORLD CUP’S TRACK

2017-02-21

Denmark was one of only three nations to win multiple medals at this event

The Danish National Team gave a breathtaking performance at the Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia, this weekend. In four races, the squad won two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal.

The two main Danish stars of this event were Casper von Folsach and Niklas Larsen. These two riders ensured that Denmark climbed on the podium in all the events in which they took part.

Danish National Team

“The results of this World Cup really exceeded our expectations,” admits Coach Casper Jørgensen. “That gives us a lot of confidence for the rest of the World Cup. I am very pleased with our performance.”

Here are the team’s results:

  • Team Pursuit:
    o Gold
    o Niklas Larse, Julius Johansesn, Frederik Madsen, Casper Pedersen – 3:59.475 
  • Madison
    o Gold
  • Omniun
    o Bronze
    o Casper Von Folsach – 104 points
  • Points Race
    o Silver
    o Larsen Niklas

Cali's results suggest that Denmark is in good shape for the UCI World Championships held in Hong Kong, April 12-16.

The Track Cycling World Cup Series heads to Los Angeles this weekend. Julius Johansen and Casper Pedersen will take part in the team sprint race, while Casper Pedersen will race in the omnium. The Danish National Team will not participate in the team pursuit.

Danish National Team

About the Danish National Track Cycling Team

The Danish National Track Team burst onto the track scene at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games earning a the silver medal of the Men’s team pursuit. At the 2012 London Summer Games, Lasse Norman Hansen took the gold of the Men’s omnium with a stellar performance in this grueling event. Hansen then defended his title in the omnium at recent Rio Summer Olympics along with a 3rd place and a world record at the individual pursuit. 

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