Hans-Henrik Ørsted

Hans-Henrik Ørsted (born 13 December 1954 in Grenå) is a Danish former professional track cyclist and multi-medalist in the Olympics and World Championships at pursuit. He raced in many indoor Six-day racing events in Europe.

Hans-Henrik Ørsted
Personal information
Full nameHans-Henrik Ørsted
Born (1954-12-13) 13 December 1954 (age 66)
Grenå, Denmark
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Pursuit
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1984 Barcelona Professional pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1985 Bassano del Grappa Professional pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1987 Vienna Professional pursuit
Silver medal – second place 1981 Brno Professional pursuit
Silver medal – second place 1982 Leicester Professional pursuit
Silver medal – second place 1986 Colorado Springs Professional pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Besançon Professional pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Zürich Professional pursuit

He turned professional following the 1980 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.[1]

At the World Championships as a professional, he won 3 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.

PalmarèsEdit

1977
1st, Pursuit, National Track Championships, Copenhagen
1978
1st, Pursuit, National Track Championships, Århus
1st, Points race, National Track Championships, Århus
1980
3rd, Pursuit, Olympic Games, Moscow
3rd, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Besançon
1st, Pursuit, National Track Championships, Odense
1981
1st, Six Days of Dortmund (with Gert Frank)
1st, Madison, European Track Championships (with Gert Frank)
2nd, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Brno
3rd, Grand Prix des Nations
1st, Herning Six Days (with Gert Frank)
1982
2nd, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Leicester
1st, Nienburg
1983
1st, Madison, European Track Championships (with Gert Frank)
1st, Herning Six Days (with Gert Frank)
1st, Odense
3rd, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Zürich
1984
1st, Six Days of Ghent (with Gert Frank)
1st, Six Days of Munich (with Gert Frank)
1st, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Barcelona
1985
1st, Six Days of Berlin (with Danny Clark)
1st, Six Days of Copenhagen (with Gert Frank)
1st, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bassano del Grappa
1st, Trofeo Baracchi (with Francesco Moser)
1986
2nd, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Colorado Springs
Danmark Rundt
1st, Prologue
1st, Stage 5b
1987
1st, Professional Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Vienna
1988
1st, Six Days of Copenhagen (with Roman Hermann)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hans-Henrik Ørsted". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.

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