Chris Anker Sørensen

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Chris Anker Sørensen
Chris Anker Sørensen TR 2011.jpg
Sørensen at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Chris Anker Sørensen
Nickname Oksen fra Hammel
(The Ox from Hammel)
Born (1984-09-05) 5 September 1984 (age 29)
Hammel, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Tinkoff-Saxo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
2005
2006
2007–
Team CSC (stagiaire)
Team Designa Køkken
Team CSC
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2010)
Tour de France
Combativity award (2012)
Infobox last updated on
4 June 2014

Chris Anker Sørensen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʁ̥i̞s ɑŋɡ̊ɐ ˈsœ̞ɐ̯nˀsn̩]; born 5 September 1984) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Team Tinkoff-Saxo.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Hammel, Sørensen started his professional career in 2007 with Team CSC. After a promising performance in the 2008 Tour of Austria, he competed for Denmark (along with Nicki Sørensen and Brian Vandborg) in the 2008 Olympic road race, finishing 12th overall.

Starting with the 2010 season, Sørensen, who lives in Luxembourg, will ride under a Luxembourgian license, since the UCI will no longer allow the Danish federation to grant Danish licenses to riders living abroad.[2] During the season, he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia.

In the 2012 Tour de France, Sorensen finished 14th overall and the awarded the most aggressive rider after attacking a lot in the mountains.

Palmares[edit]

2001
3rd National Under-19 Road Race Championships
2005
1st Stage 3 Ringerike GP
2006
4th European Under-23 Road Race Championships
4th Overall Triptyque des Barrages
5th GP Demy-Cars
6th GP Waregem
8th GP Cristal Energie
2007
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 2 TTT
2008
1st Stage 6 Dauphiné Libéré
3rd GP d'Isbergues
4th Overall Österreich Rundfahrt
1st Stage 2
2009
1st Japan Cup
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th GP Miguel Indurain
8th Giro dell'Emilia
2010
1st Stage 8 Giro d'Italia
3rd Overall Tour of Slovenia
5th National Road Race Championships
6th Overall Tour du Haut Var
10th National Time Trial Championships
2011
1st Jersey pink.svg Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
5th National Road Race Championships
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Overall Tour du Haut Var
2012
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification, Volta a Catalunya
Overall Combativity award Jersey red number.svg Tour de France
5th National Road Race Championships
5th Giro dell'Emilia
8th Milano–Torino
2013
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
10th Overall Tour de Pologne

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 28 27 WD
Yellow jersey Tour 34 69 37 14
golden jersey Vuelta 19 12 18

References[edit]

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