Casper
Pedersen

Residence
Girona, Spain
Age
25
Nickname
CP
Height
186cm
Hobbies
Reading, going to the beach
Favourite food
Burger
Favourite TV show
How I Met Your Mother
Favourite holiday destination
South Africa
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen

After joining the team for the 2019 season, the former U23 European road race champion seized his opportunity, learning as much as possible in his opening season at WorldTour level.

“I would say my first year was a year of gaining experience and improving, and for sure I did that. I did a lot of the big races, like in the classics I did Roubaix and Flanders, then I did the Dauphiné and so on. It was a year of finding out what it is really like at the top level.”

Towards the end of 2019, Casper’s season of doing the biggest races would continue as he got the call up to start his first Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España. Like most, he hopes that doing one of the toughest races in the world has a positive effect on his performance in the coming years.

“Doing my first Grand Tour with the team was definitely a milestone in my career. Immediately after the Vuelta I could see that in the data that my shape was good and I became stronger.”

Following up from his Grand Tour debut, Casper has since made two appearances at the Tour de France with the team, claiming his first Grand Tour stage podium at 2021’s edition of the race.

Casper came into the sport almost by accident after borrowing a bike and joining his friend for a training ride with a local club. After that he soon started taking up racing, not looking back since.

An outgoing and talkative person, Casper enjoys the sociable aspect of the sport and being able to go out and train with friends, sharing experiences with them. Looking ahead in his career, Casper is motivated by competing at the biggest races in the world.

“What keeps me motivated is that I want to be able to perform at the highest level. I want to win races and be there in the finale of these really tough races. If you can do that then you’re a really good rider. The dream of being able to live from cycling also motivates me, I want to prove to the team and everyone that I can do this.”

After winning Paris-Tours towards the end of the 2020 season, and picking up that Tour podium, Casper will no doubt be wanting to continue that trajectory going into the next season.

Results

2021
3 Tour de France Stage 19
6 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie
6 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Prologue
7 National Championships Denmark Road Race
11 Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 4
16 Paris-Nice Youth classification
17 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 4
20 Boucles de la Mayenne Mountains classification
22 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Mountains classification
22 Tour de France Youth classification
2020
1 Paris Tours Elite
5 Tour de France Stage 14
11 Tour de France Youth classification
13 Tour de France Stage 5
14 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Mountains classification
19 Tour de France Stage 16
21 Tour de Pologne Stage 5
25 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3
27 Tour de France Stage 11
28 Tour de Pologne Stage 4
2019
2 Hammer Stavanger
2 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 1 (TTT)
3 Hammer Stavanger Stage 3
4 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth classification
5 Hammer Stavanger Stage 1
9 National Championships Denmark ITT
12 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3
12 National Championships Denmark Road Race
14 BinckBank Tour Stage 6 (ITT)
2018
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Youth classification
2 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Stage 6
5 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France
5 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali Stage 1a
7 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Points classification
9 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Stage 5
9 Herald Sun Tour Stage 4
11 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
12 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali Stage 1b (TTT)
14 Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 3 (ITT)
2017
1 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
1 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
1 GP Horsens Posten
1 Flèche du Sud Stage 2
2 Fyen Rundt Tour of Funen
2 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (U23)
2 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
2 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
2 Flèche du Sud Points classification
3 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
2016
2 National Championships Denmark U23 Road Race
5 Flèche du Sud Stage 2
7 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (U23)
7 Flèche du Sud Youth classification
8 Course de la Paix U23 / Závod Míru U23 Mountains classification
11 Fyen Rundt Tour of Funen
13 Flèche du Sud Stage 5
14 Flèche du Sud Points classification
16 National Championships Denmark U23 ITT
23 Scandinavian Race in Uppsala 1909-2016
2015
3 Scandinavian Race in Uppsala 1909-2015
6 National Championships Denmark U23 Road Race
10 National Championships Denmark U23 ITT
14 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 1a (TTT)
17 Post Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
18 Ronde van Midden-Nederland Stage 1 (TTT)
21 Post Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
25 Post Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
28 Post Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
30 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 5a (ITT)
2014
2 Paris Roubaix Juniors
2 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 2
2 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz Stage 1b
4 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz
8 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz Stage 3
9 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic
9 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz Stage 1a (TTT)
9 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz Points classification
9 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 3 (ITT)
12 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic
2013
2 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Youth classification
7 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic
8 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3a (ITT)
9 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich
9 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic
10 Grand Prix Rüebliland Mountains classification
12 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic
17 Trofeo Karlsberg Youth classification
20 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 4
22 Tour of Istria Memorial Edi Rajkovic