Asbjørn
Kragh Andersen

Residence
Fredericia, Denmark
Age
26
Nickname
Bassemand
Hobbies
Hunting
Favourite food
Burgers
Favourite TV show
Nak og æd
Favourite holiday destination
Norway in the winter
Favourite race
Spring Classics
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen

Asjørn Kragh Andersen follows in his brother Søren’s footsteps and joins Team Sunweb this season.

He signs from Team Waoo, a semi-professional outfit in Denmark, and counts stage wins at Fleche du Sud and Tour des Fjords, plus a GC win at Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost last season in his palmares.

Originally a footballer, Asbjørn found goalkeeping dull and asked his dad if he could do something new. His father bought him a bike, and from there, the Dane started riding and racing and was immediately struck by the team atmosphere within cycling.

“If we do something good out on the road, afterwards, when you shake a teammates hand – that is a special feeling. I love the freedom of cycling too, you can go out and ride where you like in nature and fresh air to prepare for the next job. The feeling coming home from training – that is the best.”

For him, coming to Team Sunweb is an exciting prospect and the 26-year-old hopes to have an impact in the spring, supporting the leaders on the road and one day, getting some results himself too, an ambition that would be a “dream come true” for Asbjørn.

“Team Sunweb was very attractive to me – they are a team who think outside the box. We are ready to do something new and not stay within the lines. We never stop challenging ourselves and it is all about fighting for the next goal.

Off the bike Asbjørn loves spending quality time with his spaniel, and enjoys hunting and exploring as well as mountain biking with his brother Søren.

Results

2018
1 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost
1 Points Classification Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost
2 Porec Trophy Trofej Porec
2 Stage 4 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost
3 Stage 3 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost
2017
2 Stage 7 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
4 Stage 2 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
5 Points Classification La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
7 G.P. Costa degli Etruschi
9 Tour of Denmark PostNord Danmark Rundt
2016
1 Stage 4 Tour des Fjords
5 Stage 1 Tour of Hainan
11 Points Classification Tour des Fjords
16 Stage 5 Tour des Fjords
16 Youth Classification Tour des Fjords