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 34)
Hammel, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current team Riwal Platform Cycling Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
2005Team CSC (stagiaire)
2006 Team Designa Køkken
2007–2015 Team CSC
2016 Fortuneo–Vital Concept
2017- Riwal Platform Cycling Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2010)
Tour de France
Combativity award (2012)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2015)

Chris Anker Sørensen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʁis ɑŋɡɐ ˈsɶɐ̯nˀsn̩]; born 5 September 1984) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer for Riwal Platform Cycling Team.


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.[1] During the season, he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia.

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

In September 2015 it was announced that he would leave Tinkoff-Saxo and join Fortuneo–Vital Concept for the 2016 season, with a role to support Eduardo Sepúlveda in Grand Tours.[2]

In February 2018 he announced that he would retire by the end of 2018.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He has commentated on TV 2 (Denmark) since 2017.[4]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

3rd Road race, National Under–19 Road Championships
1st Stage 3 Ringerike GP
4th Road race, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
4th Overall Triptyque des Barrages
5th GP Demy–Cars
6th Grand Prix de Waregem
8th Grand Prix Cristal Energie
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
3rd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
4th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 2
1st Japan Cup
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th GP Miguel Indurain
8th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 8 Giro d'Italia
3rd Overall Tour of Slovenia
5th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Jersey pink.svg Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
5th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Volta a Catalunya
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Overall Tour de France
5th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Giro dell'Emilia
8th Milano–Torino
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Road race, National Road Championships
9th Overall Tour of Britain

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 28 27 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 34 69 37 14 84
A red jersey Vuelta a España 19 12 18 29


  1. ^ Luxembourg licence for Sorensen
  2. ^ "Chris Anker Sorensen to Bretagne-Seche Environnement in 2016". 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chris Anker Sørensen stopper karrieren efter denne sæson". (in Danish). 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Chris Anker og Brian Nygaard til TV 2 SPORT". (in Danish). 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2018-07-07. 

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