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The Mads Pedersen 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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Mads Pedersen - Believe it? He is only 22

01 Apr 2018 16:28

5th in Dwars door Vlaanderen well. It is short distance. May be due to bad rain.
2th in Ronde van Vlaanderen.. well, it won't be random or lucky.
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01 Apr 2018 16:29

Big strong dude, like a bear. Always have to wait and see with Danish talents but he's looking very promising.
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Re: Mads Pedersen - Believe it? He is only 22

01 Apr 2018 16:35

Same age as Cortina btw. Extremely impressive performance. He was basically stronger than Sagan on the part after the Paterberg.
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01 Apr 2018 16:39

I knew he was a good rider and had a future in these races, but I never even closely expected him to be this strong, this early and this race. Wow.

A bit like Benoot when he was 5th in his first RVV. Still be careful though for confirmation. It could be good every year or it could take a few years.
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01 Apr 2018 16:48

I hope he wont fold (mentally) on expectations now.
Because they will be huge!!

As a clinician I know you cant say this;
But I think he went more deep in will-power than anyone else on that last stretch.

Well done.

He will need all his talents and will-power onwards as he will be given no quarter from now on.
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01 Apr 2018 18:56

Just gonna butt in to say that I was a bit early with the hyping! :D
And, look! Didn't have to wait til he was 25 until he achieved something. :cool:
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01 Apr 2018 19:05

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I knew he was a good rider and had a future in these races, but I never even closely expected him to be this strong, this early and this race. Wow.

A bit like Benoot when he was 5th in his first RVV. Still be careful though for confirmation. It could be good every year or it could take a few years.

Although Benoot's Flanders debut was really really impressive, I think Pedersen's debut today was just outstanding, in a different league. He barely missed the boat when Terpstra went on Kwaremont, despite being in the break for a long time. He did not lack very much to be able to follow Terpstra there - and what could have happened in that case? We are talking about a rider, who (granted, he was allowed leeway to go in the break, but so was Terpstra) in his first ever Flanders was extremely close to winning it. It's almost unheard of in modern cycling.
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01 Apr 2018 19:19

But Pedersen didn't bust his *** on the front km after km for a teammate and still take a top result, like Benoot did
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01 Apr 2018 19:27

No, Pedersen was in a early attack and even rode alone for quite some time and then was desperately close to hang on to Terpstra for, basically, a 50/50 for a win in a monument. He was gifted absolute nothing today, quite the opposite.
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Re: Mads Pedersen - Believe it? He is only 22

01 Apr 2018 20:12

Gigs_98 wrote:Same age as Cortina btw. Extremely impressive performance. He was basically stronger than Sagan on the part after the Paterberg.


Hard to tell. This was not dedicated Sagan. I think he opted he had better chance to catch Terpstra in the strong group than alone.
But he was definitely stronger generally, so many km in break and still able to keep the gap. Great ride today.
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