Mads Pedersen (cyclist)

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Mads Pedersen Road cycling
Mads Pedersen (2017)
Mads Pedersen (2017)
To person
Date of birth December 18, 1995
nation DenmarkDenmark Denmark
discipline Street
Driver type Classic specialist
height 179 cm
Racing weight 70 kg
To the team
Current team Trek-Segafredo
function driver
Most important successes

Jersey rainbow.svg World Champion - Road Race 2019

Last updated: September 29, 2019

Mads Pedersen (born December 18, 1995 ) is a Danish cyclist . In 2019 he became world champion in road racing.

Athletic career

In 2012 Mads Pedersen won three renowned races for juniors, the Tour of Istria , the Trofeo Karlsberg and the Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich . The following year, he won Le Pavé de Roubaix , the junior edition of Paris – Roubaix , as well as the Course de la Paix for juniors and, a second time, the Karlsberg Trofeo .

In 2014 Pedersen drove in the U23 class and won the race around the financial center Eschborn-Frankfurt . In 2016 he won the Kattekoers , the U23 race from Gent – ​​Wevelgem . The sports director of his Stölting team , André Steensen , predicted a promising career for his protégé after this success: “I am sure that he can become a great classic driver in the future.” In the three days of De Panne race, which took place a few days later , Pedersen was ranked eight in the overall standings and thus became the best young driver.

In 2016 Mads Pedersen was the Danish champion in the U23 road race. In addition, he won the overall rankings of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes and the Tour of Denmark . In 2017 he became Danish elite road champion and won the Tour du Poitou-Charentes and Tour of Denmark stage races . At the Tour of Flanders 2018, he attacked 50 kilometers from the finish in a group of three that was overtaken by the eventual winner Niki Terpstra , defended his lead over his pursuers and was able to achieve his first podium finish at a cycling monument in second place .

At the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire , Pedersen won the road race in a sprint out of a top group of three against Matteo Trentin and Stefan Küng . After several hours of continuous rain, this group broke away from the field with Gianni Moscon and the favored Mathieu van der Poel about 30 kilometers from the finish .


Pedersen at the Pavè de Roubaix 2013

Important placements

Grand Tours
Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia 138 140 -
Yellow jersey Tour de France - - -
Red jersey Vuelta a España - - -
Monuments of cycling
Monument to cycling 2017 2018 2019
Milan – Sanremo - - -
Tour of Flanders - 2 -
Paris – Roubaix 95 71 51
Liège – Bastogne – Liège - - -
Lombardy tour - - -


Web links

Commons : Mads Pedersen  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Stölting enthusiastic about Pedersen's attack on the Muur ??. In: April 23, 2015, accessed March 31, 2016 .
  2. Stölting professional Pedersen in De Panne best young driver. In: April 23, 2015, accessed March 31, 2016 .
  3. Pedersen: “I didn't think anymore, just kicked”. In: April 2, 2018, accessed April 18, 2018 .
  4. Pedersen's struggle for survival is rewarded with World Cup gold. In: September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019 .