Annika Langvad

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Annika Langvad
Annika Langvad 1.jpg
Langvad in 2011
Personal information
Full nameAnnika Langvad
Born (1984-03-22) 22 March 1984 (age 34)
Silkeborg, Denmark
Team information
Current team
Discipline
RoleRider
Rider typeCross-country
Professional team(s)
2012Fujibikes Rockets (MTB)
2013Davinci–Specialized (MTB)
2014–Specialized Racing (MTB)
2019–Boels–Dolmans (road)

Annika Langvad (born 22 March 1984) is a Danish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Boels–Dolmans in road racing,[1] and Specialized Racing in cross-country mountain bike racing. Langvad is a five-time world champion in mountain bike racing, winning four titles in mountain bike marathon and one in cross-country. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was due to compete in the Women's cross-country at Hadleigh Farm, but had to withdraw two weeks before due to a broken rib. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she placed 11th in the Women's cross-country.

From 2014, Langvad and her Swiss Spur-Specialized teammate Ariane Kleinhans won the women's category of Absa Cape Epic three consecutive times. In 2015, they won by a significant margin of an hour and 18 minutes. Also in 2015, Langvad won the Leadville 100, becoming the first woman to ride that race under 7 hours. In 2016, Langvad won the world championship in Women's cross-country and also placed an impressive second in the UCI World Cup rankings for Cross Country, only 24 points behind the leader, Catharine Pendrel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (3 December 2018). "Boels-Dolmans finalise roster with MTB champion Annika Langvad". Cyclist. Dennis Publishing Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2019.

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