Andreas
Leknessund

Residence
Oslo, Norway
Age
22
Twitter
@andreaslek
Hobbies
Sleeping / watching tv
Favourite food
Hamburger
Favourite tv show
Whatever is on
Favourite holiday destination
England
Favourite race
Il Lombardia

An exceptional talent, Andreas joined the team from Uno-X Norwegian Development Team in 2021. Building on strong performances throughout his junior career, as an U23 rider Andreas continued to develop with GC wins at races such as the Peace Race and Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, alongside two very impressive elite Norwegian national time trial championships.

As a youngster, he took part in cross-country skiing and football but admits that he “was really bad at everything”. However, Andreas soon found his love for the sport of cycling at around the age of 12 or 13, after seeing his dad and sister out on their bikes.

“I started with it because it seemed a bit more fun than skiing and since that point, I’ve been cycling. I enjoy all of the things you can experience on and off the bike; travelling, on camps, at races, meeting a lot of people and so on.”

Andreas gels well with the team’s philosophy of Keep Challenging, and the driven Norwegian always aims to improve and develop and feels that the team has exactly the right structure in place for him to do just that.

“I believe it is a team that gives me a chance to develop into an elite rider. I’m really confident that is the best choice for me to develop and grow as a cyclist and a person.”

Despite being an elite sports person, Andreas acknowledges that results always don’t go your way and that he is equally driven by the process behind improving as he is as seeing the results sheet at the end of the race.

With his mature and self-reflective attitude, Andreas “dreams of being a good cyclist” with the team and learning as much as he can from everyone around him.

“To get the result is important, but I still know that if I continue my development the chances will be there. It is a case of “how do I become better”, because if I do that then I will get the results I deserve.”

Off the bike, Andreas is a very relaxed individual who enjoys spending downtime recovering from his rides and being with his friends and family.

Results

2021
2 Tour de la Provence Mountains classification
3 National Championships Norway ITT
3 Arctic Race of Norway Youth classification
4 National Championships Norway Road Race
4 Tour de Suisse Youth classification
5 Tour of Norway Youth classification
7 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 3
7 Arctic Race of Norway
10 De Brabantse Pijl La Flèche Brabançonne
10 Tour de Suisse Stage 6
2020
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Points classification
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
1 National Championships Norway ITT
1 European Continental Championships U23 ITT
1 Lillehammer GP
1 Hafjell TT
1 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Youth classification
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 3
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 1 (TTT)
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Mountains classification
2019
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa
1 Circuit des Ardennes International Youth classification
1 National Championships Norway ITT
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Stage 3
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Youth classification
2 Ronde de l'Isard Youth classification
2 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Mountains classification
2 Circuit des Ardennes International Mountains classification
2 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 3
2 Circuit des Ardennes International
2018
2 National Championships Norway ITT
2 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 2
2 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc Youth classification
2 Ronde de l'Isard Youth classification
3 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 4 (TTT)
4 Okolo Slovenska Youth classification
4 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc Stage 1
5 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Youth classification
7 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 4
7 Ronde de l'Isard
2017
1 Tour du Pays de Vaud
1 Tour du Pays de Vaud Stage 1
1 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 2a (ITT)
1 European Continental Championships MJ ITT
1 Trophée Centre Morbihan Stage 2 (ITT)
1 National Championships Norway MJ ITT
1 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Stage 2a (ITT)
2 Course de la Paix Juniors
2 Tour du Pays de Vaud Mountains classification
2 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Mountains classification
2016
1 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Youth classification
2 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Stage 2a (ITT)
2 National Championships Norway MJ ITT
3 Trophée Centre Morbihan Youth classification
5 UEC Road European Championships MJ ITT
6 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren
6 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Stage 1
7 Trophée Centre Morbihan Stage 2 (ITT)
7 Tour du Pays de Vaud Stage 2b (ITT)
9 Course de la Paix Juniors Mountains classification