Kasper Asgren on the Danish bloc: “We have five leaders”
Sunday 26th Sep 2021 at 11:41 am
All eyes are on Wout van Aert, but Denmark could bring their strongest team to the start of the World Cup. The Danish national coach has no fewer than five potential captains. luxury problem? “We all have the space to do our thing,” Kasper Asgreen emphasized before the start.
Denmark has a golden generation with Asgreen, former world champion Mads Pedersen, Magnus Cort, Michael Valgren and Mikkel Frølich Honoré. Andreas Kron, Mikkel Berg and Mads Wurz-Schmidt completed the solid selection. “We have a strong squad with many contenders,” Asgreen sums up in Sporza. We hope this is enough. We start with five leaders and everyone gets the space.”
Asgreen does not anticipate any problems or mutual friction. “I don’t think it’s a difficult situation. We all have a good chance. The fact that there are five of us also means that it increases our chances.” The winner of the last E3 Saxo Bank Classic and the Tour of Flanders is anticipating a tough race. “There are definitely a lot of corners in Leuven, it’s not an easy circuit.”
“You always have to be in good shape and it will also be difficult between climbs. Have agreements been made with Deceuninck-Quick-Step (Asgreen’s employer, editor)? No, we are now driving with the national teams,” Asgreen clears.
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