Danish Argon 18 Dominance at the European Championships in Apeldoorn

The Danish performance at the EUC Track Cycling European Championships 2019 in Apeldoorn, Holland, has been great. With 4 medals it’s a big step on the way to the Olympic podiums in Tokyo 2020.

The Danish European Champions in 4k Team Pursuit (photo: DCU)

Four Medals and a Danish Record

The Danish riders can look back at the European championships and be proud of three gold medals, one silver and a Danish record in the Men’s Team Pursuit:

  • Men’s Team Pursuit – Gold for Lasse Norman Hansen, Julius Johansen, Frederik Rodenberg and Rasmus Lund
  • Women’s Madison – Gold for Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Mørkøv
  • Women’s Madison – Gold for Julie Leth and Amalie Didriksen
  • Men’s Omnium – Silver for Lasse Norman Hansen.

In the head to head duel against Italy in the Men’s Team Pursuit, the young Danes showed great strength by not only sidelining the Italian riders but also setting a new Danish Record in the semi final: 3:48.762.

Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth pushing towards the gold (Photo: Jesper Tolbølle).
Lasse Norman Hansen together with the Danish support crew after Lasses' silver medal in the Omnium.
The two golden Madison teams: Michael Mørkøv (to the left) and Lasse Norman Hansen and Julie Leth (to the left) and Amalie Dideriksen.

World'S 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.

Denmark is racing on the Argon 18 Electron Pro - World's Fastest Track Bike

Proud Sponsor

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, 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.