Mads Pedersen (cyclist)

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Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen.jpg
Pedersen in 2017
Personal information
Born (1995-12-18) 18 December 1995 (age 27)
Tølløse, Denmark
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
Rider type
Professional teams
2014–2015Cult Energy–Vital Water[2]
2016Stölting Service Group
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2022)
Vuelta a España
Points classification (2022)
3 individual stages (2022)

Stage races

Danmark Rundt (2017)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (2019)
National Road Race Championships (2017)
Gent–Wevelgem (2020)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2021)
Tour de l'Eurométropole (2018)

Mads Pedersen (born 18 December 1995) is a Danish professional racing cyclist, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[5] In September 2019, he won the men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England, and became the first Danish cyclist to win the men's World Championship road race title.


Pedersen at the 2017 Giro d'Italia.

In 2013, Pedersen won the Paris–Roubaix Juniors and went on to claim the silver medal in the World Championships junior road race. Pedersen won Ghent–Wevelgem U23, the U23 Tour of Norway, and a stage of the Tour de l'Avenir prior to turning professional.[6]

Trek–Segafredo (2017–present)[edit]

In August 2016 Trek–Segafredo announced that they had signed Pedersen through to 2018.[1]

In his neo-pro season, he was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[7] He also become national champion of Denmark, and took overall victory in the Tour du Poitou Charentes after winning the time trial.[6] In September 2017, Pedersen took overall victory at the Danmark Rundt.[8]

In April 2018, he finished in second place in the Tour of Flanders following a spirited break away.[9] Pedersen attacked ahead of the Koppenberg with just over 50 kilometres (31 miles) remaining, and was joined by Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky) and Sebastian Langeveld (EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale). Eventual winner Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) caught and passed Pedersen on the final ascent of the Oude Kwaremont and rode to victory, but Pedersen was strong enough to hold off world champion Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) and the chasing peloton to become the youngest podium finisher in 40 years.

On 29 September 2019, Pedersen won the World Road Race Championship in a rain-soaked race, in and around Harrogate, in Yorkshire, England.[10] He is the first Danish cyclist to win a men's world championship road race title.[11] In August 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Tour de France.[12] He did not win any stages and held the white jersey for best young rider for one day.

After the Tour was over he won a stage and the points classification in the 2020 BinckBank Tour, and won the 2020 Gent–Wevelgem. Both of these races were held late in the season due to the COVID pandemic. In 2021 he won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and took a stage victory in the Tour of Norway.

In 2022 he won the points classification in Circuit de la Sarthe and Étoile de Bessèges and had top 10 finishes in Milan–San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Gent–Wevelgem. During the 2022 Tour de France he was very active early in the race as the Grand Depart was held in his home country of Denmark, however he had no luck.[13] At the end of the second week he got involved in a breakaway where he and teammate Quinn Simmons formulated a plan and bridged up to what eventually became a seven rider breakaway. Simmons drove a hard pace up the Coté de Saint-Romain-en-Gal and with just under 11 km to go Pedersen launched an attack. Only Fred Wright and Hugo Houle could go with him. As the finish line approached Pedersen overpowered both of them, and easily won the sprint to claim the stage win.[13]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Istria
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 3a (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Prologue & Stage 4
10th Paris–Roubaix Juniors
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2a (ITT) & 4
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stages 3a (ITT), 3b & 4
1st Paris–Roubaix Juniors
Aubel–Thimister–La Gleize
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2nd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2nd Overall Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Grand Prix Rüebliland
1st Stage 4
10th Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1st Stage 4
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
3rd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Overall ZLM Roompot Tour
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 3
6th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
6th La Côte Picarde
8th Overall Tour des Fjords
9th Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
1st Fyen Rundt
1st Kattekoers
Tour of Norway
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
7th Poreč Trophy
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Young rider classification
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Jersey gold.svg Points classification
1st Jersey green.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Tour de l'Eurométropole
1st Fyen Rundt
1st Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Danmark Rundt
2nd Tour of Flanders
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th GP Horsens
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Gent–Wevelgem
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall BinckBank Tour
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
7th Race Torquay
Tour de France
Held Jersey white.svg after Stage 1
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st Stage 3 Tour of Norway
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Bredene Koksijde Classic
3rd Eurométropole Tour
1st Fyen Rundt
Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 13, 16 & 19
Tour de France
1st Stage 13
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 13
Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Jersey yellow.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 3 Paris–Nice
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
4th Time trial
2nd Grand Prix La Marseillaise
3rd GP Herning
6th Milan–San Remo
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
7th Gent–Wevelgem
8th Tour of Flanders
10th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Étoile de Bessèges

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 138 140
A yellow jersey Tour de France 124 137 99
A red jersey Vuelta a España 102

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Milan–San Remo 6
Tour of Flanders 2 DNF 59 DNF 8
Paris–Roubaix 95 71 51 NH DNF DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF
Giro di Lombardia Has not contested during his career
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad DNF 39 DNF 92 105 66 112
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 81 DNF 79 1
Strade Bianche DNF DNF
E3 Harelbeke 90 DNF DNF NH DNF 24
Gent–Wevelgem DNF 33 1 7
Dwars door Vlaanderen DNF 15 150 5 89 NH 69
Scheldeprijs 160 DNF 101 DNF

Major championships timeline[edit]

Event 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
World Championships Time trial Has not contested during his career
Road race DNF 1 DNF
MaillotDinamarca.svg National Championships Time trial 25 11 15 13 10 4
Road race 52 5 1 6 16 4 38 2
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DNS Did not start
NH Not held


  1. ^ a b "Trek-Segafredo confirm signing of Mads Pedersen". 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ Mads Pedersen at Cycling Archives
  3. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce official 2019 rosters for men and women". Trek Bicycle Corporation. Intrepid Corporation. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce complete 2020 men's roster". 9 November 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Trek – Segafredo". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Pedersen comes of age at the Tour of Flanders". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  7. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Post Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark 2017: Stage 5 Results -". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchman Niki Terpstra claims Tour of Flanders win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Road World Championship: Denmark's Mads Pedersen claims shock elite men's road race title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  11. ^ MacLeary, John (29 September 2019). "Mads Pedersen clinches Denmark's first men's world championship road race title under horrid Yorkshire skies". The Telegraph.
  12. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  13. ^ a b Cotton, Jim (16 July 2022). "Mads Pedersen lives Danish dream two weeks after grand départ disappointment: Pedersen hails Quinn Simmons for crucial role in the break as Danish riders continue to deliver at Tour de France". Velo News. Outside Magazine. Retrieved 17 July 2022.

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