Langvad in 2011
|Full name||Annika Langvad|
22 March 1984 |
|Current team||Team Spur-Specialized|
|Discipline||Mountain bike racing, Road|
Annika Langvad (born 22 March 1984 in Silkeborg) is a Danish cross-country mountain biker and the reigning Women's cross-country World Champion. 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.
Since 2014, Langvad and her Swiss Spur-Specialized teammate Ariane Kleinhans have 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.
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