Søren
Kragh Andersen

Residence
Middelfart, Denmark
Age
24
Twitter
@kraghsoren
Hobbies
Hiking, fishing, MTB
Favourite food
Pancakes & Christmas dinner
Favourite TV show
Klovn
Favourite holiday destination
Alps and the mountains!
Favourite race
Milano San-Remo/Ronde van Vlaanderen

 

After watching older brother Asbjørn train and race as a youngster, Søren Kragh Andersen soon wanted to ride a bike as well. What began as a hobby for the two young boys became fully fledged cycling careers, with Asbjørn joining Søren at Team Sunweb this season.

And Søren has emerged at the start of 2019 as one of the most exciting up-and-coming riders in the professional peloton.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed his best season to date, clinching the Paris-Tours 2018 title, a stage win at Tour de Suisse, and helping Tom Dumoulin to second place at the Tour de France.

What more can you expect from a young Danish rider who simply loves racing – and winning?

“Racing came so naturally to me, you can test yourself, and try to win. It’s all about the winning factor.”

But you wouldn’t find Søren at a race without his cuddly toy seacow, Henriette, for good luck.

As an all-rounder Classics specialist, Søren cannot wait to get stuck in to the Flemish Classics this spring, as well trying to secure a place in the roster at the Tour de France to help the team leader secure the best GC position. Clearly, the Tour of Oman stage winner also prioritises team ambitions.

 

Søren Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb
Søren Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb
Søren Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb
Søren Kragh Andersen | Team Sunweb

“Team Sunweb have a nice structure in the team and take good care of young guys. That is why I signed three years ago. They do not put pressure on young riders, they are patient with their development and that supportive family environment has helped me. You want to be better within this team and that’s why I am a professional.”

Søren loves fishing, hiking, and being outdoors with nature, but his one true love is simply riding the bike. He loves the sport.

“My life is my bike and I love my job. If I have a bad race, I am more motivated to go home, and work harder, and win next time.

Dual personality – Søren on the bike is totally different to Søren off the bike. On the bike he is a race monster and shows no mercy, off the bike he is a total sweetheart, calm, caring, thoughtful and professional.

Results

2019
2 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta
2 Hammer Stavanger
2 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
2 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3 (ITT)
2 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5
3 Tirreno-Adriatico Team Time Trial
3 Hammer Stavanger Stage 3
3 Tour de Suisse Stage 8 (ITT)
4 Tour de Suisse Individual Time Trial
4 Tour de France Team Time Trial
2018
1 Paris Tours Elite
1 Tour de Suisse Stage 6
1 Hammer Hong Kong Stage 2
2 World Championships TTT
2 Tour de Suisse Stage 9 (ITT)
2 Tour de Suisse Team Time Trial
3 Binck Bank Tour Stage 2 (ITT)
3 Tour de Suisse Points Classification
4 Hammer Hong Kong
5 Tour des Fjords Youth Classification
2017
1 Tour of Oman Stage 3
1 World Championships TTT
2 Paris-Tours Elite
3 Tirreno-Adriatico Youth Classification
3 Vuelta a España Stage 13
3 Vuelta a España Stage 21
3 Vuelta a España Team Time Trial
4 Tour of Oman Youth Classification
4 Ster ZLM Prologue
4 BinckBank Tour Stage 2 (ITT)