Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig: I can look back with a smile but I still want more

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 season was a year of two halves for Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig in more ways than one. The Danish rider saw the first seven months of the campaign wiped out due to race cancellations and the COVID-19 pandemic, while her scheduled re-start in July led to an all-important first win in FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope colours and a string of consistently impressive performances. However, the 25-year-old closed the year still searching for her debut WorldTour win but as she re-sets and trains this winter the popular all-rounder has all the motivation she needs to end that hunt in 2021.

"I guess the season went well. I changed teams, and with Covid, it’s been a bit of a strange year and very compact, but when I look back at the year I can smile,” she told Cyclingnews from her first team training camp of the winter at FDJ’s service course in France.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.