Michael Mørkøv

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Michael Mørkøv
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Mørkøv at the 2009 Japan Cup.
Personal information
Full name Michael Mørkøv Christensen[1]
Born (1985-04-30) 30 April 1985 (age 29)
Kokkedal, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Tinkoff-Saxo
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/Time trialist
Professional team(s)
  • 2005–2008
  • 2009–
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2013)
Infobox last updated on
14 February 2014

Michael Mørkøv Christensen[1] (Danish pronunciation: [ˈmikʰæːl ˈmœ̞ɐ̯kʰøʊ̯]; born 30 April 1985 in Kokkedal) is a Danish professional racing cyclist on UCI ProTeam Team Tinkoff-Saxo.[2]

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.[3]

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

Career highlights[edit]

Track[edit]

2001
3rd National Junior Team Pursuit Championships
2002
National Junior Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
2003
National Junior Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
2nd Team pursuit
2nd National Team Pursuit Championships
2004
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
2nd Team pursuit
3rd UIV Cup München
2005
1st European Under-23 Madison Championships
1st Overall UIV Cup
1st Stuttgart
1st Berlin
1st Amsterdam
2nd Copenhagen
3rd Bremen
2nd National Madison Championships
2nd Sydney World Cup – Madison
3rd Danmarksturneringen i Banecykling – Omnium
2006
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
3rd Team pursuit
3rd 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 European Under-23 Points Race Championships
2007
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison
2nd Points race
3rd Team pursuit
Los Angeles World Cup
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
1st Six Days of Grenoble
3rd World Team Pursuit Championships
3rd Sydney World Cup – Madison
3rd Six Days of Zurich
2008
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Team pursuit (with Jacob Moe Rasmussen, Nikola Aistrup and Casper Jørgensen)
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Scratch
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Points race
Copenhagen World Cup
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
1st Danmarksturneringen i Banecykling, Ballerup – Omnium
2nd Olympic Games
Los Angeles World Cup
2nd Madison
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen
2nd Danmarksturneringen i Banecykling, Aarhus – Omnium
3rd World Madison Championships
3rd Six Days of Zurich
2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Madison Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Madison Championships (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
1st Six Days of Gent
2nd Six Days of München
2010
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Madison Championships (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st Six Days of Berlin
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
3rd Six Days of Rotterdam
3rd Six Days of Gent
2011
National Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Madison (with Alex Rasmussen)
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Omnium
1st Six Days of Copenhagen
2nd European Championships – Team pursuit
3rd Six Days of Berlin
2012
1st Six Days of Amsterdam
2nd Six Days of Copenhagen

Road[edit]

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

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. ^ 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. 

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