Michael Valgren

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Michael Valgren
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Michael Valgren.jpg
Valgren at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Michael Valgren Andersen
Born (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 25)
Denmark
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Puncheur, classics specialist, all-rounder
Professional team(s)
2011–2013 Glud & Marstrand–LRØ
2014–2016 Tinkoff–Saxo[1]
2017– Astana
Major wins

Stage races

Danmark Rundt (2014, 2016)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014)

Michael Valgren Andersen (born 7 February 1992) is a Danish cyclist riding for Astana.[2]

Career[edit]

He became a professional in 2011 at the age of just 19 riding for the Danish continental team Glud & Marstrand–LRØ, where he won two editions of the U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and several other noticeable wins.

In 2014 he entered the WorldTour, when he joined Tinkoff–Saxo. He made an immediate impact, as he won the Danish National Road Race Championships and the Danmark Rundt.[3]

He was named in the start lists for the 2015 Tour de France[4], the 2016 Tour de France.[5], and rides in the 2017 Tour de France as well.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2009
3rd Overall Grand Prix Général Patton
1st Stage 1
6th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
8th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
2010
10th Overall Liège–La Gleize
2011
4th Himmerland Rundt
2012
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
6th Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
8th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Flèche du Sud
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
9th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
10th GP Herning
2014
National Road Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
4th Overall Tour des Fjords
4th Japan Cup
2015
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Dubai Tour
2016
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 3
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Amstel Gold Race
2017
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
6th Overall BinckBank Tour
6th E3 Harelbeke

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 77 61
A red jersey Vuelta a España 128
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Valgren Andersen  » Tinkoff-Saxo". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Michael Valgren og Jesper Hansen skifter til Astana" (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 

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