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Michael Valgren Hundahl ( Andersen; born 7 February 1992) is a Danish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[3] In 2018, Valgren won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Amstel Gold Race.[4][5]

Michael Valgren
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Michael Valgren.jpg
Valgren at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameMichael Valgren Hundahl
Born (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 27)
Denmark
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Dimension Data
DisciplineRoad
RoleAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2011–2013Glud & Marstrand–LRØ
2014–2016Tinkoff–Saxo[1]
2017–2018Astana[2]
2019–Team Dimension Data
Major wins
Stage races
Danmark Rundt (2014, 2016)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014)
Amstel Gold Race (2018)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2018)

CareerEdit

He became a professional in 2011 at the age of just 19 riding for the Danish continental team Glud & Marstrand–LRØ, where he won two editions of the U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and several other noticeable wins.

In 2014 he entered the WorldTour, when he joined Tinkoff–Saxo. He made an immediate impact, as he won the Danish National Road Race Championships and the Danmark Rundt.[6]

He has ridden the Tour de France 5 times (2015 to 2019) as well as the 2014 Vuelta a Espana. 2018 served as a breakout year seeing him win the classics Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Amstel Gold Race.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

 
Valgren (front) riding in the 2018 Tour of Flanders

Major resultsEdit

2009
3rd Overall Grand Prix Général Patton
1st Stage 1
6th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
8th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
2010
10th Overall Liège–La Gleize
2011
4th Himmerland Rundt
2012
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
6th Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
8th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2013
1st   Overall Flèche du Sud
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
9th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
10th GP Herning
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
1st   Overall Danmark Rundt
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
4th Overall Tour des Fjords
4th Japan Cup
2015
1st   Young rider classification Dubai Tour
2016
1st   Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 3
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Amstel Gold Race
2017
2nd Overall Danmark Rundt
6th Overall BinckBank Tour
6th E3 Harelbeke
2018
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Bretagne Classic
4th Tour of Flanders
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2019
4th Bretagne Classic
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
6th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Chrono des Nations

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France DNF 77 61 44 75
  Vuelta a España 128

Classics & Monuments results timelineEdit

Monument 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 35 97
Tour of Flanders 11 4 102
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF DNF 14 19 DNF
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 30 1 45
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 54 89 DNF
Strade Bianche 36 45
E3 Harelbeke 6 14 39
Dwars door Vlaanderen DNF 29
Gent-Wevelgem 33 26 DNF
Amstel Gold Race 123 22 2 35 1 53
La Flèche Wallonne DNF DNF 96 DNF 50 100
Bretagne Classic 45 16 33 2 4
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 125 99 9 19
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 33 23 8 5
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael Valgren Andersen » Tinkoff-Saxo". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Michael Valgren og Jesper Hansen skifter til Astana" (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Uitslag - Résultat - Result" (PDF). KBWB-RVLB.com. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Michael Valgren takes impressive victory at Amstel Gold Race 2018". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Valgren: Dimension Data will shoot with one missile, hopefully that will be me". www.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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