Magnus Cort

Magnus Cort Nielsen (born 16 January 1993) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Pro Cycling.[6]

Magnus Cort Nielsen
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Personal information
Full nameMagnus Cort Nielsen
Born (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 27)
Bornholm, Denmark
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10 st 10 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamEF Pro Cycling
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Classics specialist
Sprinter
Professional teams
2012Forsikring–Himmerland
2013–2014Team Cult Energy[2]
2014Orica–GreenEDGE (stagiaire)
2015–2017Orica–GreenEDGE[3]
2018–2019Astana[4][5]
2020–EF Pro Cycling
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2018)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2016)

One-day races and Classics

Clásica de Almería (2017)

CareerEdit

Orica–GreenEDGE (2015–17)Edit

In June 2014, World Tour team Orica–GreenEDGE announced that they had signed Cort for three years, starting from the 2015 season.[3] He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España,[7] where he won stages 18[8] and 21.[9]

Astana (2018–19)Edit

It was confirmed that he was going to be riding for Astana in 2018.[4] In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[10] On 22 July 2018, Cort won stage 15 of the race after being in a breakaway for most of the day. Cort attacked with 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) to go, and ended up in a breakaway together with Bauke Mollema and Ion Izagirre, where he was the fastest man in the final sprint and won the first Tour de France stage of his career.[11]

EF Education FirstEdit

In August 2019, it was announced that Cort would be joining the EF Pro Cycling team on a two-year contract, from the 2020 season.[6]

Major resultsEdit

2011
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stages 3b & 4
3rd Overall Kroz Istru
8th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
2012
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
3rd Post Cup Odder
3rd Tønder GP
2013
Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 6
1st Stage 1 Tour de la Province de Liège
3rd Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
3rd Himmerland Rundt
9th Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 1 & 4
10th Hadeland GP
2014
1st   Overall Ronde de l'Oise
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st   Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Himmerland Rundt
1st Destination Thy
1st Ringerike GP
1st Stage 1 Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Tour des Fjords
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
5th Volta Limburg Classic
6th Eschborn–Frankfurt City Loop U23
2015
4th Road race, National Road Championships
10th Overall Danmark Rundt
10th GP Ouest–France
2016
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 18 & 21
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 2
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
7th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
9th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2017
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 3 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd London–Surrey Classic
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2018
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st Stage 5 BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 4 Tour of Oman
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
1st   Young rider classification
8th Milan–San Remo
2019
1st   Mountains classification Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
2020
Étoile de Bessèges
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 68 104
  Vuelta a España 133 126

Classics & Monuments results timelineEdit

Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 11 8 15
Tour of Flanders 102 53 30 20 108
Paris–Roubaix 132 43 DNF DNF DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during career
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad  — 69 16 23 90
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne  — 96 27 DNF DNF
Strade Bianche 34  —  —  —  —
Dwars door Vlaanderen  — 43  — 14  —
E3 Harelbeke  — DNF 24 34 20
Gent–Wevelgem DNF DNF DNF 24 DNF
London–Surrey Classic 59  — 2  —  —
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Astana - Pro Team". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Magnus Cort Nielsen". Cycling Archives. Cycling Archives. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Orica-GreenEdge signs neo-pro Cort for three years". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Cort signs two-year deal with Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Astana Pro Team presented renewed roster for 2019". Astana. Apgrade. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Cort Nielsen signs with EF Education First". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  7. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Vuelta a Espana: Cort Nielsen wins stage 18". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 21 Results | Cyclingnews.com". Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  10. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-de-france-2019/stage-15/results/

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