The Danish performance at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2019 in Pruszkow, Poland, has been great. And with 14 medals for Argon 18, the Worlds has been a blast! A solid landmark on the road to the Olympic podiums in Tokyo 2020.
Three Medals and a Danish Record
The Danish riders can look back at the Worlds and be proud of three medals and a Danish record in the Men’s Team Pursuit:
- Men’s Team Pursuit – Bronze for Lasse Norman Hansen, Casper Folsach, Julius Johansen and Rasmus Lund
- Women’s Madison – Bronze for Julie Leth and Amalie Didriksen
- Men’s Madison – Silver for Lasse Norman Hansen and Casper Folsach.
In the head to head duel against Canada in the Men’s Team Pursuit, the young Danes showed great courage and strength by not only sidelining the the Canadians, but also setting a new Danish Record in the discipline: 3:51.408.
14 Argon 18 Medals
The Worlds has not only been an approved championship for Denmark, but also for Argon 18 in general. With a total of six World Champion titles and 14 medals for Argon 18, the 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków has been beyond all expectations.
Men’s Team Pursuit
- Gold + New World Record for Australia with a time of 3:48.012 (Kelland O’Brien, Leigh Howard, Alexander Porter and Sam Welsford)
- Bronze for Denmark (Lasse Norman Hansen, Rasmus Lund, Julius Johansen and Casper Folsach)
- Gold for Australia (Sam Welsford)
Women’s Team Pursuit
- Gold for Australia (Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker and Amy Cure)
- Silver for Cycling Australia (Stephanie Morton)
Women’s 500m time trial
- Bronze for Australia (Kaarle McCulloch)
- Silver for Australia (Georgia Baker and Amy Cure)
- Bronze for Denmark (Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth)
Women’s Individual Pursuit
- Gold + new Australian record 3:25.921 for Australia (Ashlee Ankudinoff)
Women’s 25 km points race
- Gold for Australia (Alexandra Manly)
- Silver for Denmark (Lasse Norman Hansen and Casper Folsach)
- Silver for Cycling Australia (Kaarle McCulloch)
Congratulations to you all!
World Fastest track Bike
A big part of all the medals is the Argon 18 Electron Pro track bike.
“The Electron Pro was introduced with the Danish Track team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Jainero. It has become part of our DNA, and we won’t stop until we’ve designed the future of speed. By combining all our know-how and expertise in performance, aerodynamics and technology – by taking all we have learned and achieved with our road and triathlon bikes – we have what it takes to design track bikes like no other,” says Gervaix Rioux, Found of Argon 18.
Alexander Porter from Team Australia tells a little about how much the bike matters in setting a new Team Pursuit WR.
United Cycling is caring about the cycling sport, and supports the youth, the local clubs, and the elite by sponsoring the Danish Cycling Federation.
“We have been sponsoring the Danish Cycling Federation since 2015. Leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio we designed the Argon 18 Electron Pro bike in a close collaboration between the engineers at Argon 18, the Danish team mechanics and the Danish riders. It’s a pleasure to see the bike do so well at the Worlds, and it makes us proud to hear what the riders think of the bike. We can’t wait for the years to come, with Tokyo 2020 as the main goal. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this journey,” says Nils Macheel who is CEO at United Cycling.