Mikkel Bjerg

Mikkel Bjerg (born 3 November 1998 in Copenhagen) is a Danish cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates.[3] Bjerg won the under-23 individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019 – becoming the first rider to win multiple under-23 time trial world titles. He is the current (as of 2019) holder of the Danish hour record.[4] In October 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Giro d'Italia.[5]

Mikkel Bjerg
Mikkel Bjerg - UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck Men U23 ITT Award Ceremony (2018-09-24).jpg
Bjerg in 2018.
Personal information
Full nameMikkel Bjerg
Born (1998-11-03) 3 November 1998 (age 21)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Professional teams
2017Team Giant–Castelli
2018–2019Hagens Berman Axeon[1][2]
2020–UAE Team Emirates

Major resultsEdit

2016
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Overall Aubel–Thimister–La Gleize
2nd   Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2nd Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
1st Stage 7
2017
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2nd   Time trial, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Duo Normand (with Mathias Norsgaard)
2nd Chrono des Nations
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
8th GP Viborg
10th ZLM Tour
2018
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
1st Dorpenomloop Rucphen
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Chrono des Nations
2nd Chrono Champenois
2nd Hafjell GP
2019
UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
1st   Time trial
8th Road race
1st   Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Chrono Champenois
1st Hafjell GP
2nd   Time trial, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Chrono des Nations
6th Overall Danmark Rundt

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2020
  Giro d'Italia 97
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UCI approves Axeon Pro Continental status". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018. The team has announced eight riders so far for the 2018 roster, including João Almeida from Portugal, William Barta from the US, U23 time trial world champion Mikkel Bjerg from Denmark, Cole Davis from the US, Zeke Mostov from the US, Jasper Philipsen from Belgium, Thomas Revard from the US and Maikel Zijlaard from the Netherlands.
  2. ^ "Bjerg Mikkel". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "UAE Team Emirates complete 2020 roster with re-signing of former world champion Rui Costa". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ Nordestgaard Lage, Jacob (4 October 2018). "Stortalent sætter dansk timerekord - TV 2" [Big talent sets Danish hour record]. sport.tv2.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ "103rd Giro d'Italia: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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