Mathias Møller Nielsen

Mathias Møller Nielsen (born March 19, 1994 in Gentofte) is a Danish amateur road and track cyclist.[1][2] He helped his Danish squad claim a gold medal in the men's junior team pursuit at the 2012 European Track Cycling Championships in Anadia, Portugal, and later represented his nation Denmark at the Summer Olympics in London.[3] At the peak of his early sporting career, Nielsen currently rides for the Blue Water Cycling Team and Team Trefor-Blue Water.

Mathias Møller Nielsen
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Danish amateur road and track cyclist
Personal information
Full nameMathias Møller Nielsen
Born (1994-03-19) 19 March 1994 (age 27)
Gentofte, Denmark
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad, track
RoleRider
Rider typePursuit
Amateur teams
2013Blue Water Cycling
2014Team TreFor–Blue Water
2016Team TreFor
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  Denmark
Gold medal – first place 2012 Anadia Team pursuit

Nielsen qualified for the Danish squad in the men's team pursuit at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London based on the nation's selection process from the UCI Track World Rankings.[4] He and his teammates Michael Mørkøv, Rasmus Quaade, and Casper von Folsach surpassed the Spaniards by a short distance gap for a fifth-place finish in their final match at 4:02.671.[5][6]

Career highlightsEdit

2011
National Junior Track Championships, Ballerup
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Madison
9th National Junior Time Trial Championships
2012
  European Under-23 Track Championships (Team pursuit), Anadia (POR)
  UCI World Cup (Team pursuit), Glasgow (GBR)
2nd National Junior Track Championships (Team pursuit), Ballerup
2013
1st   Overall, Tour of Berlin U23, Berlin (GER)
1st Stage 1, Tour of Slovakia, Košice (SVK)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mathias Møller Nielsen". London 2012. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mathias Møller Nielsen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ Meyer, Kenneth (3 July 2012). "Danske juniorer vandt EM Guld" [Danish juniors won the European Championship Gold] (in Danish). Feltet. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Her er de 113 danske olympiske atleter" [Here are the 113 Danish Olympic athletes] (in Danish). Politiken. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Team Pursuit Final". London 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  6. ^ Glendenning, Barry (3 August 2012). "Victoria Pendleton and GB pursuit team win gold: Olympic cycling – as it happened". theguardian.com. Retrieved 24 February 2014.

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