Magnus Cort

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Magnus Cort Nielsen
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Personal information
Full nameMagnus Cort Nielsen
Born (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 26)
Bornholm, Denmark
Team information
Current teamAstana
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Classics specialist Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2012Forsikring–Himmerland
2013–2014Team Cult Energy[1]
2014Orica–GreenEDGE (stagiaire)
2015–2017Orica–GreenEDGE[2]
2018–Astana[3]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2018)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2016)

One-day races and Classics

Clásica de Almería (2017)

Magnus Cort Nielsen (born 16 January 1993) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Astana.[4]

Career[edit]

In June 2014, World Tour team Orica–GreenEDGE announced that they had signed Cort for three years, starting from the 2015 season.[2] He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España,[5] where he won stages 18[6] and 21.[7] It was confirmed that he was going to be riding for Astana in 2018.[3] In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[8]. On 22nd July 2018 Cort won stage 15 of Tour de France after being in a breakaway for most of the day. Cort attacked with 8 kilometers to go, and ended up in a breakaway together with Bauke Mollema and Ion Izagirre, where he was the fastest man in the final sprint and won his first Tour de France stage of his career.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Peace Race
1st Stages 3b & 4
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Road race, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Kroz Istru
2012
2nd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Post Cup Odder
3rd Tønder GP
2013
Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountain classification
1st Stage 6
1st Stage 1 Tour de la Province de Liège
3rd Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
3rd Himmerland Rundt
9th Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 1 & 4
10th Hadeland GP
2014
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Ronde de l'Oise
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey pink.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Himmerland Rundt
1st Destination Thy
1st Ringerike GP
1st Stage 1 Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Tour des Fjords
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
5th Volta Limburg Classic
6th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
2015
4th Road race, National Road Championships
10th GP Ouest–France
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
2016
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 18 & 21
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 2
5th GP Impanis-Van Petegem
7th GP du canton d'Argovie
9th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2017
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 3 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd London–Surrey Classic
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2018
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st Stage 5 BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 4 Tour of Oman
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Milan–San Remo

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 68
A red jersey Vuelta a España 133 126

Classics & Monuments results timeline[edit]

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 11 8
Tour of Flanders 102 53 30 20
Paris–Roubaix 132 43 DNF DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad  — 69 16 23
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne  — 96 27 DNF
Strade Bianche 34  —  —  —
Dwars door Vlaanderen  — 43  — 14
E3 Harelbeke  — DNF 24 34
Gent-Wevelgem DNF DNF DNF 24
London-Surrey Classic 59  — 2
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magnus Cort Nielsen". Cycling Archives. Cycling Archives. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Orica-GreenEdge signs neo-pro Cort for three years". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Cort signs two-year deal with Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Astana Pro Team presented renewed roster for 2019". Astana. Apgrade. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Vuelta a Espana: Cort Nielsen wins stage 18". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 21 Results | Cyclingnews.com". Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  8. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/stage-15/results/

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