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
Søren Kragh Andersen

 

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.

“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.

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

Results

2018
1 Tours Elite Paris
1 Stage 6 Tour de Suisse
1 Stage 2 Hammer Hong Kong
2 TTT World Championships
2 Hammer Stavanger
2017
1 Stage 3 Tour of Oman
1 TTT World Championships
2 Paris-Tours Elite
3 Youth Classification Tirreno-Adriatico
3 Stage 13 Vuelta a España
2016
1 Youth Classification Tour of Qatar
3 Stage 6 Tour of Oman
4 Stage 6 (ITT) Amgen Tour of California
4 Stage 3 Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk
4 Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk