Tour reserve crushes the favorites for DM
Mathias Norsgaard Jørgensen surprised everyone and won the Danish Championship in single start in front of profiles like Magnus Cort and Mads Pedersen

No one saw it coming.

Movistar’s Mathias Norsgaard Jørgensen became Danish champion with a time of 46 minutes and 25 seconds.

Big profiles including the defending champion Kasper Agreen did not start, and therefore it was predicted that Magnus Cort and Mads Pedersen would duel for the gold medal.

That’s not how it went. Cort secured second place with a few hundredths of a second ahead of Mattias Skjelmose in third place.

Norsgaard was completely equal with Cort on the third and final intermediate time on the route, but it was the 25-year-old from Silkeborg who pulled the longest straw.

Mathias Norsgaard Jørgensen is the first reserve rider to drive the Tour de France for Movistar, and the first thing he said when he gave an interview to TV 2 Sport was also about that.

– I’m reasonably frustrated I do not have to drive the Tour. I’m going down there and be a reserve. But this is a reasonably good signal to send, and the team has not been selected yet, he said.

It had not dawned on him that he had just become Danish champion for the first time in front of the big stars.

– I do not understand it. I do not understand a shit. I would not even have ridden this because I thought I would be beaten by the conti riders. Then the sports director came and said they paid the salary of a single start rider and then I had to ride it, it sounded from him.

The streets of Aalborg and the surrounding landscape form the framework for the Danish Championships, and on Sunday the Danish champion in line racing will be found.

Among the women, it was Emma Norsgaard Bjerg, Matthias Norsgaard’s sister, who sovereignly took the gold medal for the second year in a row at the individual start.

By Editor