The Danish 4k Team Pursuit team continues to manifest themselves by winning the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.
The performance is following up on some great weeks, with gold in the EUC Track Cycling European Championships 2019 in Apeldoorn, Holland, and a World Cup gold in Minsk, Belarus.
Fastest Team in 2019
The Danish riders can look back at some superior performances. At the European Championships in Apeldoorn the set a new Danish Record in the semi final: 3:48.762. An incredible time, that was almost 3 seconds faster than the previous record, and the first time under 3:50 for the Danes.
The Danish Golde Four have clocked the fastest times overall, in all heats, they have ridden in 2019!
In the qualifying first round in Glasgow, Lasse Normann Hansen, Rasmus Lund, Julius Johansen, and Frederik Rodenberg rode 3:48.908, and hit 3:49.246 in the final – the fifth time under 3:50 within a few weeks.
And 3:50 is a remarkable time, that very few teams have accomplished. Not even Great Britain, which is one of the strongest teams.
The boys are really on a serious roll!
Australia holds the world record of 3:48.012, set at the World’s in Pruszkow, Poland 2019.
On the Road to Tokyo
Winning both the European Championships and two World Cups is by far the final destination for the Danish National Track Team. They are aiming for the top of the podium in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
“The goal in our binoculars is the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. No doubt. And we are already now building up for that. We are aiming for medals!” underlines Mads with a big smile.
And it’s easy to say, that the chances are good. Especially seen in the light of the performances in 2019.
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.