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Hansen dethrones Parbo for Danish 'cross title

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New Danish 'cross champion Kenneth Hansen flanked by Joachim Parbo and Tommy Nielsen

New Danish 'cross champion Kenneth Hansen flanked by Joachim Parbo and Tommy Nielsen
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Joachim Parbo

Joachim Parbo
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Jonas Pedersen

Jonas Pedersen
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Kenneth Hansen

Kenneth Hansen
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Joachim Parbo

Joachim Parbo
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Joachim Parbo

Joachim Parbo
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Kenneth Hansen wins the Danish elite men's 'cross championship.

Kenneth Hansen wins the Danish elite men's 'cross championship.
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Elite men's runner-up Joachim Parbo.

Elite men's runner-up Joachim Parbo.
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Joachim Parbo lets loose with the bubbly.

Joachim Parbo lets loose with the bubbly.
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Men's and women's podiums

Men's and women's podiums
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Kenneth Hansen

Kenneth Hansen
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Kim Petersen

Kim Petersen
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Kenneth Hansen

Kenneth Hansen
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Hansen provides the crowds with a thrill

Hansen provides the crowds with a thrill
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Hansen hammers on the top of the hill

Hansen hammers on the top of the hill
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Kenneth Hansen celebrates his win in the Danish 'cross championship

Kenneth Hansen celebrates his win in the Danish 'cross championship
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Jonas Guddal

Jonas Guddal
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Joachim Parbo in the lead early in the race.

Joachim Parbo in the lead early in the race.
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Joachim Parbo helps the photographers wash their lenses.

Joachim Parbo helps the photographers wash their lenses.
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Louis Bendixen

Louis Bendixen
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Joachim Parbo

Joachim Parbo
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Benjamin Wittrup Justesen

Benjamin Wittrup Justesen
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Women's champion Annika Langvad and men's champion Kenneth Hansen.

Women's champion Annika Langvad and men's champion Kenneth Hansen.
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The Danish Cyclo Cross Championships were held in Haderslev on a twisty, slightly muddy couse. It still had patches of slippery ice after heavy snowfall in December.

The technical, slow course proved to be to the advantage of young local hero, Kenneth Hansen, who beat last years champion, Joachim Parbo and Tommy Nielsen.

On the second lap 19-year old Hansen rolled away from Nielsen and Parbo. The three were early set to be contenders for the medals. With lots of tight turns the lightweight and agile Hansen proved a faster and better bike handler than his taller counterparts.

The defending champion, Parbo, made too many mistakes during the first part of the race. Halfway into the race he found his rhythm, passed Nielsen and came within 15 seconds of Hansen. Too late: Hansen held steady and claimed the win.

During the 2010-2011 season Kenneth Hansen has had improving results in the international U23 category and has dominated local Danish races. Hansen previously won the Danish Junior Cyclo Cross Title in 2009. 

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenneth Hansen (Haderslev Starup CK)1:07:06
2Joachim Parbo (Hammel CK - KCH Leopard)0:00:29
3Tommy Moberg Nielsen (CK Kronborg)0:02:12
4Jonas Pedersen (HMTBK)0:03:31
5Benjamin Wittrup Justesen (Team Team t-bike)0:03:55
6Jonas Guddal (Haderslev CK)0:05:13
7Allan Juul (CK Aarhus)0:06:22
8Torben Ternstrøm (Tønder ACR)0:07:03
9Kim Petersen (Varde CK)0:07:32

 

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