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"I heard that Alexander Kristoff wanted to have me on the team. For many years I’ve dreamed of working for a pure sprinter. I am fast myself but not fast enough to win the big races."

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16.08.2015 @ 14:26 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

WorldTour Team Katusha is happy to announce the signing of an agreement with the Danish rider Michael Mørkøv. Mørkøv (30) is a multiskilled rider – sprinter, classics rider and track champion.

 

Last week he won the last stage of the Tour of Denmark in a mass sprint. The former national road champion (2013) also has a Tour of Spain stage and a second place in Paris-Tours on his palmares. Furthermore, he has become one of the world’s best track cyclists, winning a world title in the Madison and obtaining a silver medal in the team pursuit at the Olympics. Moreover, he has won eleven Six-Day races thus far.

 

"After seven years in the same team (Saxo Bank, later Tinkoff-Saxo) it was time for me to move. I heard that Alexander Kristoff wanted to have me on the team. For many years I’ve dreamed of working for a pure sprinter. I am fast myself but not fast enough to win the big races. I want to be part of a winning team. I prefer to help a teammate win a big classic than to win a smaller race for myself. It was not hard to make this choice. Team Katusha was rocking this year. I have always been happy in my current team but now I am already looking forward to next season," said Michael Mørkøv.

 

"First of all, for Team Katusha the arrival of Michael Mørkøv is a significant strengthening of the sprinters group around our leader Alexander Kristoff, both in the classics as well as in the stage races. Alexander proved this year that he is the right man to build a team around. We continue on the path we have chosen. Moreover, Mørkøv is not only a strong, loyal and tactically superb rider, he is also able to reach top results for himself as well," said general manager of Team Katusha Viacheslav Ekimov.

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