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 nameMichael Valgren Andersen
Born (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 27)
Denmark
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Dimension Data
DisciplineRoad
RoleAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2011–2013Glud & Marstrand–LRØ
2014–2016Tinkoff–Saxo[1]
2017–2018Astana[2]
2019–Team Dimension Data
Major wins
Stage races
Danmark Rundt (2014, 2016)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014)
Amstel Gold Race (2018)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2018)

Michael Valgren Andersen (born 7 February 1992) is a Danish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[3] In 2018, Valgren won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Amstel Gold Race.[4][5]

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.[6]

He has ridden the Tour de France 4 times (2015 to 2018) as well as the 2014 Vuelta a Espana. 2018 served as a breakout year seeing him win the classics Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Amstel Gold Race.[7]

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
2018
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Bretagne Classic
4th Tour of Flanders
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 77 61 44
A red jersey Vuelta a España 128

Classics & Monuments results timeline[edit]

Monument 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 35 97
Tour of Flanders 11 4
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF DNF 14 19
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 30 1
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 54 89
Strade Bianche 36
Dwars door Vlaanderen DNF
E3 Harelbeke 6 14
Gent-Wevelgem 33 26
Scheldeprijs
Amstel Gold Race 123 22 2 35 1
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. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Uitslag - Résultat - Result" (PDF). KBWB-RVLB.com. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Michael Valgren takes impressive victory at Amstel Gold Race 2018". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-03-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Valgren: Dimension Data will shoot with one missile, hopefully that will be me". www.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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