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

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.”

Asbjørn Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb

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

2019
10 National Championships Denmark Road Race
10 ZLM Tour Prologue
11 Tour de Romandie Stage 2
14 National Championships Denmark ITT
21 ZLM Tour Stage 1
22 Danilith Nokere Koerse
35 Tour de Romandie Prologue
39 Tour de la Provence Individual Time Trial
46 Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
56 Scheldeprijs
2018
1 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost
1 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost Points Classification
2 Trofej Porec Porec Trophy
2 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost Stage 4
3 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost Stage 5
3 Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost Stage 3
5 Trofej Umag Umag Trophy
6 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 3
7 Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic
8 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 1
2017
2 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Stage 7
4 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Stage 2
5 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Points Classification
7 G.P. Costa degli Etruschi
9 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
9 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Stage 3
10 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Stage 1
10 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan Stage 3
14 Tour of Hainan Stage 8
16 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 4 (ITT)