What's Cool In Road Cycling

Michael Mørkøv’s road race breakthrough in 2013

The Danish road race champion, Team Saxo-Tinkoff ‘s Michael Morkov, is evaluating the past season, which he describes as his breakthrough in international road racing.

“This highlight of this season for me was undoubtedly the victory in Caceres on 6th stage of the Vuelta. It was, along with my victory at the Danish nationals my breakthrough as a cyclist and they are two victories, I will always remember with great pride. However, being excluded from the Tour de France line-up was extremely disappointing. I was really well prepared and was in the shape of my life before entering the Tour de Suisse. Looking back now, I’m happy about the way everything turned out as my season took a different and more rewarding path personally with the victory in the Vuelta and finishing second in Paris-Tours.”

What made an impact on you this season?

“The biggest surprise was when Dane, Rasmus Quaade in his time trial World Championships debut surprisingly was targeting a medal in the intermediate time check and finished sixth. I was very surprised and happy for him. It was truly an awe-inspiring performance.”

What are your ambitions for the coming season?

“My goals for the upcoming season are to keep developing, to improve my spring classics results and to be in the Tour de France line-up. In addition, I will do whatever I can to win stages and one-day races. My winter season is a bit atypical as I, besides winter training this winter will be doing two 6-day races – Rotterdam from 2-7. January and most importantly in Copenhagen from 30th of January to February 4th,” concludes Michael Morkov.


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