Michael Mørkøv

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Michael Mørkøv
Michael Morkov.jpg
Mørkøv at the 2009 Japan Cup.
Personal information
Full name Michael Mørkøv Christensen[1]
Born (1985-04-30) 30 April 1985 (age 31)
Kokkedal, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Katusha–Alpecin
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/Time trialist
Amateur team(s)
1996–2003 Lyngby Cycle Club
2004 Team Bornholm
Professional team(s)
2005–2008 Team GLS
2009–2015 Team Saxo Bank[2]
2016– Team Katusha
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2005, 2008)

Michael Mørkøv Christensen[1] (Danish pronunciation: [ˈmikʰæːl ˈmœ̞ɐ̯kʰøʊ̯]; born 30 April 1985) is a Danish professional racing cyclist on UCI WorldTeam Team Katusha–Alpecin. He is the brother of racing cyclists Jacob and Jesper Mørkøv.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Kokkedal, Mørkøv started as a track cyclist, becoming national champion in the points race in 2004. In the 2008 Olympic games, he won the silver medal in the team pursuit.

As a road cyclist, Mørkøv became national time trial champion in 2005. Mørkøv rode the 2010 and 2011 Giro d'Italia, finishing both. Mørkøv rode his first Tour de France in 2012, drawing attention by featuring in the most important escapes of the first three stages, where he gained enough points to lead the mountains classification. He held polka-dot jersey until stage 7, where stage winner Chris Froome took it.[4]

In 2013 he won Stage 6 in the Vuelta a España.

In August 2015 it was announced that Mørkøv would join Team Katusha for the 2016 season, at the request of Alexander Kristoff, with a view to working for Kristoff as part of his sprint train and as a domestique in the classics.[5]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Road
2004
3rd Speditørløbet
2005
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Team time trial, National Road Championships
2006
1st Post Cuppen Skive
2nd Team time trial, National Road Championships
4th Rund um den Elm
2007
2nd Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
2008
1st Midt Data Løbet
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Team time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Giro del Capo
2nd Speditørløbet
2nd Duo Normand
9th GP Nordjylland
2009
7th Châteauroux Classic
2010
1st Herlev-løbet
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour du Limousin
2011
1st Fyen Rundt
3rd Overall Danmark Rundt
2012
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Post Cuppen
1st Roskilde
1st Ringsted
Tour de France
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stages 1–6
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 3 & 13
2013
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a España
2nd Paris–Tours
4th Overall Tour de l'Eurométropole
2014
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
5th Overall Tour of Qatar
2015
1st Stage 6 Danmark Rundt
2016
10th Gent–Wevelgem

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 129 156
A yellow jersey Tour de France 93 134 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 128
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


Track
2001
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, National Junior Track Championships
2002
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2003
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, National Track Championships
2004
National Track Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
3rd UIV Cup München
2005
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen), UEC European Under–23 Track Championships
1st Overall UIV Cup
1st Stuttgart
1st Berlin
1st Amsterdam
2nd Copenhagen
3rd Bremen
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison, National Track Championships
2nd Sydney World Cup – Madison
2006
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch
Sydney World Cup (2005/06)
1st Team pursuit
1st Madison
1st Danmarksturneringen i Banecykling – Omnium
Sydney World Cup (2006/07)
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Madison
2nd Six Days of Grenoble
3rd Moscow World Cup – Madison
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Points race, UEC European Under–23 Track Championships
2007
National Track Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
Los Angeles World Cup
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
1st Six Days of Grenoble
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
3rd Sydney World Cup – Madison
3rd Six Days of Zürich
2008
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Team pursuit
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Scratch
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
Copenhagen World Cup
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
Los Angeles World Cup
2nd Madison
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen), UCI Track World Championships
3rd Six Days of Zürich
2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen), UCI Track World Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen), National Track Championships
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
1st Six Days of Ghent
2nd Six Days of Munich
2010
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen), National Track Championships
1st Six Days of Berlin
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam
3rd Six Days of Ghent
2011
National Track Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Omnium
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
3rd Six Days of Berlin
2012
1st Six Days of Amsterdam
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Gregor (5 November 2010). "Rasmussen to join Saxo Bank, a Danish dream?". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Team Saxo-Tinkoff (TST) – DEN". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Jacobsen, Mogens (3 February 2015). "Alle tre Mørkøv-brødre står på spring til podiet" [All three Mørkøv brothers poised for the podium]. Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (7 July 2012). "Froome leads double Sky success on La Planche des Belles Filles". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mørkøv signs for Katusha at the request of Kristoff". cyclingnews.com. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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