Andreas
Leknessund

Residence
Oslo, Norway
Age
21
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 joins the team from Uno-X Norwegian Development Team. 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.”

Andreas Leknessund | Team DSM
Andreas Leknessund | Team DSM
Andreas Leknessund | Team DSM
Andreas Leknessund | Team DSM

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
19
21
34
35
50
58
65
80
90
2020
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2019
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2