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.
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.
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.
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.