“The Dog” as he is affectionately known by his teammates, Andreas has spent the past two years with the team as he now enters his third year in Team DSM colours. The new year is off the back of a strong 2022 campaign where he took three victories and competed in his first Grand Tour – the Tour de France.
Andreas’ journey into cycling is one that almost came about by accident for the Tromsø native, who claims to be the current professional cyclist who was born closest to the north pole.
A competent and strong cross-country skier, he also did lots of other “normal sports” and never really thought about cycling as a sport itself, but he jokingly admits he was “really bad” at all of the other sports so looked for something to do beside his skiing.
His dad and sister rode bikes so Andreas soon followed in their footsteps and found out he enjoyed it, excitedly joining a cycling club at the age of 13. From there it was a gradual move over to doing more and more cycling, and at 16 whilst applying for school, he coincidentally applied for a sports school with a focus on cycling, in the area of Oslo. Getting his spot at the school, things became more serious for Andreas and since then cycling has “been his number one”.