Michael Mørkøv and Lasse Norman are Kings of Madison – nothing less.
They were absolutely superior in the Madison race at the World Championships.
The Danes took one lap early in the race, which gave them a huge head start that none of the other couples could catch up.
The Danes where dominent from the start, making a solo attack after 15 laps, with a long and lonely hunt out front. The Danes managed to win the first three sprints before taking a lap on the bunch.
The Danes were already 30 points ahead after four sprints. And nobody where in doubt of who would win the race … Not either themselves.
“We were really world champions after 30 laps. Lasse saw a great moment at first, and this is exactly such an attack he is known for when riding the Omnium and Point Races. He can list off with a superior physique. I think the other couples are looking at each other as we have a half lap lead and there they are already starting to ride for silver,” Michael Mørkøv told feltet.dk after the race.
Next Step: Tokyo
Lasse Norman and Michael Mørkøv showed that they can dominate a Madison race and deserves the rainbow stripes more than anybody else, and are big favorites for the Olympics in Tokyo.
“No doubt there will be more eyes on us for the Olympics, but it doesn’t matter. We have to take the favorite role and try to ride like we did today,” Lasse Norman told feltet.dk.
Congratulations to the Danish team, all included, from Argon 18.