Søren Kragh Andersen   
Søren Kragh Andersen
COUNTRY
Denmark
Riders Type
All-rounder
Pro Since
2016
Residence
Middelfart, Denmark
DATE OF BIRTH
10/08/1994
Favourite Giant Bike
TCR
2016 Race Km's
8824
2016 Race Days
62


ABOUT Søren Kragh Andersen

As a youngster Søren saw his brother Asbjørn racing his bike and he decided that he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Søren became a professional cyclist in 2013 and after riding for Team TreFor-Blue Water for three years he joined the team in 2016.

“During my first year here I learned a lot and became part of the team. It’s important for young riders to stay patient and take their time because one day they will reach the same level as the other riders around them. The team gave me the chance to develop myself and I worked hard to become physically and mentally stronger. After a few years racing at a professional level, you begin to understand more and more. I feel I’m getting better and smarter. Now I’m ready to handle some more pressure and harder races.”

This 22 year old Danish talent is an all-rounder. He has had good results in sprint and time trial races, as well as the classics. He loves difficult courses and his favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Tour of Flanders. The competitive Andersen likes to win. “It’s important to be happy and cycling always gives me a good feeling. I like winning, but I also enjoy training and doing things besides cycling. After a hard training session I enjoy coffee, lunch and nap.”

Andersen is the former Junior Danish National Time Trial Champion. In 2015 he won stages in the Tour de l’Avenir, de Tour des Fjords and the ZLM-Roompot Tour. Last year Andersen won the youth classification at the Tour of Qatar and there is definitely more to come. Andersen is very ambitious and he has much energy and talent. Søren knows what he wants and makes sure that all of his surroundings are perfect for him to achieve his goal. This year he may get his own chance of victory, as well as performing in his role to support his teammates.

"I am getting closer to a big victory."


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