Casper
Pedersen

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
22
Nickname
CP
Height
186cm
Hobbies
Reading, playstation
Favourite food
Crunchy chocolate muesli
Favourite TV show
How I Met Your Mother
Favourite holiday destination
South Africa
Favourite race
Tour of Denmark

 

Another new signing for Team Sunweb, Casper Pedersen is relishing the opportunity to develop amongst the world best.

The 2017 U23 European champion has a friend to thank for his love of cycling. As a child he played football but wasn’t motivated to continue the sport. Aged 13, he joined his mate for training, hired a bike, and that was it. His parents thought it would just be a flash interest, but it soon became a fully-fledged career.

A year after getting on a bike, the one-day specialist started racing and immediately felt a deep love for it.

“Racing is a fight for victory, for competition, for survival. It’s about being the strongest, but it’s also about tactics. It’s a really intense game. I just love the sport.”

With a background in track cycling too, Casper hopes to achieve good results for the team and play an integral role in the sprinter lead-outs for Team Sunweb this year, knowing he has some explosive speed and a desire to improve his positioning.

“Team Sunweb is an ambitious, hardworking and committed team. It seems the best place for a young guy like me to go. They have a lot of expertise and it’s a family environment with big goals. It’s a team I look up to when I see them racing, and how well they are performing. But they are never complacent about what they have achieved though.

Capser Pedersen | Team Sunweb
Capser Pedersen | Team Sunweb
Capser Pedersen | Team Sunweb

“It’s about continual progression, a really professional outlook and that’s something that really motivates me. They want to evolve and are a really focused team with great values and a good work ethic. I have chosen this adventure and I am going to make the best of it.”

The Dane believes he is curious, an extrovert and enjoys meeting new people, and is therefore enjoying the new opportunities joining Team Sunweb brings. The 2017 Tour of Denmark stage winner is up for a laugh, but equally knows when to zone in and focus ahead of a big goal.

Off the bike, the 22-year-old counts one of his greatest achievements in life graduating school alongside his cycling commitments. He loves to read about a range of different topics, enjoys playing video games with his friends and exploring the world.

Results

2019
2 Hammer Stavanger
2 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Team Time Trial
3 Hammer Stavanger Stage 3
4 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
5 Hammer Stavanger Stage 1
9 National Championships Denmark ITT
12 National Championships Denmark Road Race
12 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3
14 Binck Bank Tour Stage 6 (ITT)
2018
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Youth Classification
2 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Stage 6
5 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France
5 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali Stage 1a
7 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Points Classification
9 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Stage 5
9 Herald Sun Tour Stage 4
11 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Youth Classification
12 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali Team Time Trial
14 Herald Sun Tour Youth Classification
2017
1 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 1
1 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
1 GP Horsens Posten
1 Flèche du Sud Stage 2
2 Fyen Rundt Tour of Fyen
2 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (U23)
2 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
2 Flèche du Sud Points Classification
2 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Youth Classification
3 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark