Here at VeloVeritas we try to keep our eye on who’s on the ‘up.’ Sometimes the tips come from our pals Dave or Vik and the Flanders kermis circuit – but other times they can be pretty obvious. Magnus Cort Nielsen hails from Horsens in Denmark and rides for the Cult Energy Continental team.
Take the Tour of Denmark for instance; when the 20 year-old from a Danish Continental Team pops up and nicks two stages from under the noses of the World Tour teams – all of whom are without exception ravenous for wins – it’s hard not to take notice.
In 2011 he was Danish Junior Road Race Champion and took two stages in the Junior Peace Race.
Last season in the colours of Concordia he was second in the National U23 road race championship; but this year he’s moved up a level.
He was third in the U23 Tour of Flanders, won stages in the U23 Thuringen Rundfahrt and Tour de la Province de Liege – and of course took two stages and ninth on GC in Denmark.
We spoke to him the week after he achieved the biggest results of his life.