Mads Pedersen: I want to honour the beauty of the rainbow jersey

Trek-Segafredo’s Mads Pedersen gives a thumbs up at the start of the 2019 Milano-Torino. The road race world champion will take part in RCS Sport’s Challenge of Stars indoor race series in May 2020
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Last September Mads Pedersen was on cloud nine having won the World Championships road race in thrilling style. Ten months on from that memorable day in the Yorkshire rain and the Danish rider isn’t bitter about the coronavirus that has robbed him of the experience of racing in the rainbow jersey, and instead, he’s remaining positive and hungry for success as the season finally re-starts. 

The Trek Segafredo Classics specialist returns to action next week at the Vuelta a Burgos and his race calendar for the next few months – assuming everything goes to plan – is virtually non-stop with Pologne, BinckBank, the Tour de France, the cobbled Classic and a return to the World Championships all on the cards. Pedersen is certainly eager to make up for the lost time and showcase his rainbow jersey in as many different races as possible. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.