Young Danish Tandem Grabs Silver in Final 2017 World Cup Madison Event
The Danish National Team gave another brilliant performance at the Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles, USA, this weekend, where Casper Pedersen and Julius Johansen won the silver medal in the Madison event. Both athletes were a part of the winning team pursuit the previous weekend in at the World Cup in Cali, Columbia.
Together for the first time as a tandem, Pedersen and Johansen earned the second step on the podium in Los Angeles with 45 points, behind the winning Irish.
The Danes showed great strength and adversity overcoming a crash midway through the race. After hitting the track at tremendously high speed, Johansen quickly picked himself up, and put in a courageous effort to help his partner secure a second place in the final sprint.
“We had minimal experience racing the Madison coming into the race today but we worked well together, pushed hard and the bikes were responding perfectly,” explained Pedersen. “The Argon 18 bikes are amazing and we believe we have everything to reach a higher level at the World Championships.”
“The riders put in another great performance,” says Assistant Coach Martin Lollesgaard. “We’re glad to step on the podium once again in Los Angeles.”
Pedersen and Johansen join the rest of the Danish National Team for training camp to fine-tune their preparation for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships April 12-16 in Hong Kong.
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 gruelling 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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