2014 Handelsbanken Gadeløbet

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Yesterday we finally went to a race again as it was not possible for us to go to Post Danmark Rundt this year.
We went to Herning and a small criterium that is held each year after Post Danmark Rundt.

2014 Handelsbanken Gadeløbet

This year was the 36th edition of the criterium and with the highest number of participants in the peloton. 83 riders was at the startline when the gun fired, with the biggest star being Lars Bak.

As it normally is with these criteriums everyone wants to go in the break wich leed to a lost of attacks and small groups.

The sprint was won by Michael Carbel Svendgaard from Team CULT Energy Vital Water with riders from Trefor – Blue Water finishing of the podium.

2014 Handelsbanken Gadeløbet
Results:

1 Michael Carbel Svendgaard (CULT Energy Vital Water) 1.20.21
2 Søren Kragh Andersen (Team TREFOR-Blue Water) s.t.
3 Patrick Clausen (Team TREFOR-Blue Water) s.t.
4 Jonas Aaen (Riwal Platform Cycling Team) s.t.
5 Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Christina Watches-Kuma) s.t.
6 Jan Oelerich (Team Stölting) s.t.
7 Lars Bak (Lotto-Belisol) + 0.03
8 Mads Christensen (CULT Energy Vital Water) s.t.
9 Mads Baadgaard Rahbek (Team TREFOR-Blue Water) s.t.
10 Mark Sehested Pedersen (Team TREFOR-Blue Water) s.t.

 
Eventhough Lars Bak finished 7th he was the pleasure of going on the podium together with the winners of the U13 and U15 criterium held before the “real” race.

2014 Handelsbanken Gadeløbet
 

 
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2014 Danish National Road Race Championship

Yesterday was the final day of this year’s Danish National Championship and just like the time trial on Thursday, the road races took place on the roads just outside Faaborg on Fyn.
152 riders were ready to take on the 195 km route consisting of 15 laps of 13 km each, on small and winding roads as well as the local Golfbakken.

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Right from the start there were attacks and the result of that was seen on the number of riders who finished the race: 21 riders finished out of the 152 starters!
The first one to cross the line was Tinkoff Saxo’s neo pro Michael Valgren Andersen. Valgren, who also had a podium finish in the time trial, was in the second group chasing group most of the day. He left them behind, caught up with the leaders, and then shot right past them and soloed to victory.
The sprint for second was won by Michael Carbel in front of last year’s winner Michael Mørkøv.

2014 Danish RR Championship
It has been a great few days in Faaborg where we have had gorgeous weather and some amazing results.

2014 Danish RR Championship

Results from the Danish national road race 2014:

1. Michael Valgren Andersen (Tinkoff Saxo) 4.25:58
2. Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Cult Energy-Vital Water) +0:50
3. Michael Mørkøv (Tinkoff Saxo) s.t.
4. Rasmus Guldhammer (Team TreFor-Blue Water) s.t.
5. Martin Mortensen (Cult Energy-Vital Water) s.t.
6. Daniel Foder (Team TreFor-Blue Water) s.t.
7. Matti Breschel (Tinkoff Saxo) s.t.
8. Alexander Kamp (Christina Watches-Kuma) s.t.
9. Nicki Sørensen (Tinkoff Saxo) s.t.
10. Kasper Klostergaard (Riwal Cycling Team) s.t.

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2014 Danish National Time Trial Championship

This year’s Danish national championships commenced last night in the town of Faaborg.
Thursday is traditionally when all time trials are raced and this year was no different.

2014 Danish TT Championship
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The junior ladies kicked off the day, followed by women elite and junior men, finishing off the night with the elite men. New champion for the juniors is Niklas Larsen, the winner of the junior ladies time trail was Simone Eg and in the elite ladies’ championship it was a really close one where Julie Leth won with only 0,29 seconds.

2014 Danish TT Championship

This year held a clear favourite for the win among the men elite racers: last year’s first runner up Rasmus Quaade. The route took the riders 40 km in a loop around Faaborg on the island of Fyn. Quaade lived up to everyone’s expectations, even succeeding most, when he won the race with over a minute to second place surprise Chris Juul Jensen.

It is quite something to see Rasmus Quaade ride a time trial. He gives it his absolute all in his fight against the clock to the point where he can do nothing but fall off the bike after crossing the line. Having such a dedicated rider win a race is great to see and we couldn’t be happier for Quaade.

2014 Danish TT Championship

Results of the Danish men’s elite time trial championship:

1. Rasmus Quaade (Team TreFor-Blue Water) 50:36 min.
2. Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) +1:10min
3. Michael Valgren Andersen (Tinkoff-Saxo) +1.17 min.
4. Lasse Bøchman (Cult Energy-Vital Water) +1.53min
5. Asbjørn Krag Andersen (Christina Watches-Kuma) +1.54min
6. Martin Toft Madsen (Bornholm Pro Cycling) +1.56min
7. Alex Rasmussen (Riwal Cycling Team) +2.00min
8. André Steensen (Cult Energy – Vital Water) +2.13min
9. Lars Carstensen (Bornholm Pro Cycling) +2.17min
10. Jimmi Sørensen (Christina Watches – Kuma) +2.27min

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2014 Fyen Rundt

Today the oldest race in Denmark took place for the 104th time – Fyen Rundt. The race was held the first time in 1894.

2014 Fyen Rundt

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The route for the Elite riders consisted of 180 km on the roads of Funen as well 3 small laps of 8,4 km in Odense. In total 207,1 km.

Riwal Cycling Team’s Kasper Klostergaard won the race and in addition to the overall victory he also won the “hill” competition.  He was in the long break of the day and won all the hill sprints, and with around 30 kms to go, he left his fellow companions from the break. It was Kasper Klostergaard’s first victory since 2008, so it was a really happy winner.

2014 Fyen Rundt

Fun fact of the day:

Yesterday Kasper Klostergaard finished a race in Poland together with some of his fellow team mates. They drove over 1000 km’s in car after the race to be ready for Fyen Rundt today.

Results:

1 Kasper Klostergaard – Riwal Cycling Team 4.47.57
2 Mads Pedersen – CULT Energy Vital Water 4.49.02
3 Mark Sehested Pedersen – Team TREFOR – Blue Water
4 Niklas Gustavsson – FireFighters Upsala CK
5 Anders Ekh – Team Argon 18 Scandinavia
6 Mathias Dam Westergaard – Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard 4.49.05
7 Anders Banke – Odder Cykel Klub 4.49.06
8 Jonas Aaen – Riwal Cycling Team 4.49.28
9 Rasmus Guldhammer Poulsen – Team TREFOR – Blue Water
10 Marcus Svensson – Team Argon 18 Scandinavia 4.49.50

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2014 Fyen Rundt

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2014 Nordea & Toyota Løbet in Nyborg

We went to our first A-race this year today, and what a lovely day in the sun.

Today’s race was  organized by Nyborg CK and was raced on the roads around Ørbæk.

The riders were sent out on 5 laps of 30 km each, and early 6 riders went in a breakaway where also the winner was to be found.

 

2014 Nordea og Toyota Løbet i Nyborg

The race was won by Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard’s Rolf Nyborg Broge, who finished alone. Shortly thereafter the two remaining riders from the breakaway crossed the finish line and they were  followed by the peloton.

2014 Nordea og Toyota Løbet i Nyborg
Results:

1 Rolf Nyborg Broge – Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard 03.29.58
2 Mark Sehested Pedersen – Team TREFOR – Blue Water 03.30.02
3 Dennis Herforth Jensen – Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard
4 Patrick Clausen – Team TREFOR – Blue Water 03.30.22
5 Michael Carbel Svendgaard – CULT Energy Vital Water
6 Simon Bigum – Randers Cykleklub af 1910
7 Christoffer Lisson – Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard
8 Marc Hester – FireFighters Upsala CK
9 Magnus Damsbo Lund – Globeteam – Siesta Homes Group
10 Nicklas Overgaard Amdi Pedersen – Team Designa Køkken – Knudsgaard

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Team TREFOR – Blue Water’s 2014 Team Presentation

Before this season the two Danish continental teams Team TREFOR and Blue Water Cycling decided to merge into one team under the name Team TREFOR – Blue Water, and today it was time for the team presentation.

The presentation was held this afternoon in the headquarters of TREFOR in Kolding.

2014 Team TREFOR - Blue Water Presentation

It was great to see quite a lot people considering the event was held in the afternoon.
We had a good time in Kolding having the riders presented aswell as hearing about what we can expect in the coming year.

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2014 Team TREFOR - Blue Water Presentation

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2014 Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under was on a week ago and Dancing On The Pedals fortunate enough to go to the final three stages.

2014 TDU

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It was somewhat strange being at a road race in January but our special foreign correspondent Lee took good care of us.
The racing was very good and the stages varied. The entire race is based in Adelaide, with all stages being near the city. That makes it very spectator friendly and meant lots of people came out to watch.

2014 TDU

The queen stage was on Saturday and saw the riders climb Willunga Hill twice. The hill was absolutely packed with fans who got an excellent show, as the GC contenders battled it out for the win. Richie Porte ended up taking the stage win while Simon Gerrans secured his overall win by besting Cadel Evans and taking the ochre jersey.

2014 TDU

We have enjoyed our time in sunny Australia, it was wonderful to have the road season started so soon and we even we got to hold a joey at the start line. Australians know how to make the sign ons special and we appreciated it very much.

Results:

Overall GC:
1.Simon Gerrans (OGE) (AUS) 19h57:35
2.Cadel Evans (BMC) (AUS) +1
3.Diego Ulissi (LAM) (ITA) +5

King of the Mountain jersey:
Adam Hansen (LBT) (AUS)

Sprint jersey:
Simon Gerrans (OGE) (AUS)

Best young rider jersey:
Jack Haigh (UNI) (AUS)

Most competitive rider:
Will Clarke (DPC) (AUS)

Best team:
Orica-GreenEdge

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