CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"I hope to be able to contribute with my experiences in this team. I’m grateful that the management has felt that my profile fits into the Astana Pro Team and I’m looking forward to working with an international group of pe...

Photo: Feltet.dk

LARS MICHAELSEN

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
17.10.2016 @ 19:06 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Astana Pro Team has announced that it has signed contract with former Danish rider Lars Michaelsen who will join the team as a sports director.

 

47-year-old Michaelsen started racing bike in 1980 when he was 11 years old and turned professional in 1994. In total he has been in professional cycling for 22 years. He has raced 14 years as a professional and finished his carrier after Paris-Roubaix in April 2007.

He has 25 victories as a professional rider, including the Gent-Wevelgem in 1995 and a stage of the Vuelta a Espana in 1997. His preferred races were the cobbled classics in the spring . His beloved race was Paris Roubaix, which he participated in 12 times as a pro rider.

 

With his 14 years as a pro rider and 8 years as a sports director, he has build up a solid base of knowledge in the world of sycling.

 

"Joining the Astana Team is an interesting challenge. I hope to be able to contribute with my experiences in this team. I’m grateful that the management has felt that my profile fits into the Astana Pro Team and I’m looking forward to working with an international group of people," said Lars Michaelsen. 

 

General Manager of Astana Pro Team Alexandr Vinokurov also commented in the engagement of the new sports director.

 

“Lars Michaelsen has a huge experience in cycling. We were looking for a new sports director for the spring classics and are glad that he has joined our team. It will be good to add Lars to the group of Danish riders that we have signed this year. I think they will easily understand each other. We believe that next year with Lars we will have a strong team for the spring classics that he knows very well as a rider and as a sports director”.

 

In addition to Michaelsen, the team have signed Danish riders Michael Valgren, Matti Breschel and Jesper Hansen. Their compatriot Jakob Fuglsang is already in the team.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

List of CyclingQuotes previews 28.08.2017 @ 10:50Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55Ewan makes it itwo in row at Criterium Championships 04.01.2017 @ 13:53Track world champion wins Australian U23 criterium title 04.01.2017 @ 13:50Orica-Scott target numerous Australian titles 04.01.2017 @ 13:472017 team analysis: Movistar Team 03.01.2017 @ 17:30Wilier-Selle Italia confirm signing of Italian talent 03.01.2017 @ 17:21Novo Nordisk under pressure to secure new sponsorship 03.01.2017 @ 17:15Report: Dumoulin to focus on the Giro 03.01.2017 @ 17:06U23 World Champion forced to turn down Quick-Step 03.01.2017 @ 17:03Ag2r veteran announces retirement 03.01.2017 @ 16:59Thurau finds new team in Kuwait 03.01.2017 @ 16:5520 teams for Challenge Mallorca 03.01.2017 @ 16:47

Currently no news in this list

Jessie WALKER
23 years | today
Jonas DÖRING
19 years | today
Marie VORELAND
27 years | today
Jonas ABRAHAMSEN
22 years | today
Marcos Vinicius DE MARTINHO
32 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com 2013