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Portrait ofMathias Norsgaard
Place: Silkeborg
Birth: 05/05/1997
Country: DEN
Height: 202 Cm
Weight: 81 Kg
Pro debut: 2016
Career path:

2018-2019: Riwal Readynez
2017: Giant-Castelli
2016: SEG Racing

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Mathias Norsgaard

POWERFUL TALENT. More than two meters, Mathias Norsgaard is the tallest rider of all who have been part of the Abarca Sports organisation in more than 40 years, as well as only the second name from his country to don the Telefónica-backed squad’s jersey -the first one being Gert Frank, in 1980-. A time trialist and a pure rouleur, following the Danish canons, he took the bronze medal in the 2018 U23 ITT World Championships -also finishing 4th in Yorkshire (2019)-, and also showed his excellent power with a long, successful break on stage one of the 2019 Tour de l’Avenir, ahead of the biggest world talents. Another crucial addition to the ‘Blue train’ for 2020.

CYCLING AS A FAMILY. His is one of very few cases when a brother and a sister have both been able to make it up to the top of cycling: Mathias, now in the WorldTour with the Movistar Team, and Emma Norsgaard, a decent sprinter and strong woman for flat courses, who rides for the Bigla squad. Emma’s partner is, coincidentally, a world-class athlete and a good friend of Mathias: Mikkel Bjerg, a three-time U23 ITT world champion, who usually trains with Norsgaard as the two spend the cycling season living in Girona.

FIGHTING BACK. It will be a rough WT debut, way more difficult than expected, for Norsgaard, who suffered a serious incident in December 2019 as he crashed against a pole, as a result of a hit against a car, during a training ride near home. Multiple fractures to his right lef meant the Dane will require a long recovery period. He won’t miss support from his current team-mates, the Blues ready to join along the way back to 100% during his two-year contract with the Movistar Team.

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Palmares

4 Victories as professional

1st Duo Normand 2019
1st (1st stage) Tour de l'Avenir 2019
1st Chrono des Nations U23 2018
1st Chrono des Nations U23 2017
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Results
2020

7 Days of Racing
958.3 Km covered

40th Danish Championships RR
69th Giro dell'Appennino
82th Milano-Torino
84th Giro della Toscana
87th Gran Piemonte