Mads Pedersen: I’m still hungry and this is just the beginning

World champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo)
World champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)

Men’s world road champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) has laid down a warning to his rivals by stating that his win in Yorkshire was just the beginning and that he hopes to win several important races before eventually hanging up his wheels.  

The 24-year-old put in a masterful performance to win the rainbow jersey in Yorkshire last Autumn and take the biggest win of his career so far. Speaking to Cyclingnews at the Trek-Segafredo training camp this winter, the Danish rider pinpointed Paris-Roubaix as his dream race to win but the young rider would not put a timeframe on the subject, admitting that he was still learning to race as the men’s road world champion. 

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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.