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The Mads P. Thread

20 May 2016 17:15

Figured I'd make a thread for this guy. :D

So, Mads Pedersen. Just won a stage in the Tour of Norway, earlier this year he won the U23 Gent-Wevelgem, he was also eight in GC and won the youth classification in de Panne.

He's also got plenty of results as a junior, among them a win in the 2013 Paris-Roubaix.







(I'm not very good at making these threads...)
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20 May 2016 17:19

I would want to wait until they're at least 25 and actually achieved something before believing in Danish youngsters. :D

But Pedersen does indeed seem like an exceptional talent. A proper all-rounder, too.
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20 May 2016 17:20

Mads P. I don't know the surname and it sound like a criminal.
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20 May 2016 18:49

Huge talent. Wurtz, Pedersen and Kragh Andersen are better than anything we have had the last 10 years and certainly much better than Lander and Lund.
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21 May 2016 08:10

Hopefully the fact that he's making a gradual step-up (from conti, to pro-conti, to - supposedly at some point - WT) will work to his advantage. What seems to have been the issue for several riders in the past (Guldhammer, Lander, Norman) has been the sudden jump from conti to WT.
Of course it probably doesn't make matters worse that he actually became a pro with the team, rather than having to change teams.
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25 Aug 2017 18:30

Would it be okay if I drag this one up again?
Well... I just did.
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25 Aug 2017 18:45

Really strong performance in the ITT yesterday.
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16 Sep 2017 18:42

With the GC win of Denmark-Tour today he has already 6 pro wins, and he is still not 22 years old. What kind of rider will he be in the future? Probably classics hunter? Or only TT and domestic like Tony Martin?
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17 Sep 2017 05:41

He'll certainly be a classics rider. Good on both Hills & Cobbles.
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17 Sep 2017 10:07

Laplaz wrote:With the GC win of Denmark-Tour today he has already 6 pro wins, and he is still not 22 years old. What kind of rider will he be in the future? Probably classics hunter? Or only TT and domestic like Tony Martin?


He is a good tt'er but not a specialist, so I don't reckon him going that way.

He is strong in hilly terrain, has shown promise on the cobbles, has a fast finish and a good motor so the classics seem the obvious choice. His tt will make him a threat in some of the softer stage races too, I reckon.

He had probably the best season ever by a Danish rider in his last year as a junior so he has always been regarded as a major talent here. Glad to see his is improving steadily, his shape since august has been amazing.
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