It’s one thing to win a World Championship after leaving the program, it’s quite another to join the team having already won a World Championship. Which is precisely what Bjerg did after winning his U23 Time Trial World Championship last year in Bergen, Norway.
“Looking at the (rainbow) jersey in the hotel room afterward felt so strange,” he said. “It took a good week after the race before I realized what I had done. It was really special.”
Bjerg has his hopes set on defending his U23 World Title in 2018. “It’s a big goal for me and would mean a lot to keep the jersey.”
|2nd||Chrono des Nations|
|2nd||Chrono Champenois Masculin International|
|15th||Gylne Gutuer GP|
|21st||National Championships Denmark - Road Race|
|2nd||National Championships Denmark - ITT|
|40th||Giro Ciclistico d'Italia|
|3rd||Stage 9b (ITT)|
|33rd||Grand Prix Priessnitz spa|
|60th||Amgen Tour of California|
|6th||Stage 4 (ITT)|
|134th||Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste - Stage 1|
|110th||Arno Wallaard Memorial|
|0th||Danilith Nokere Koerse|
|1st||Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen|
Innsbruck, Austria - While competing for his home country of Denmark, Mikkel Bjerg of the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team won his second U23 World Championship title in the individual time trial on Monday. Bjerg is the first rider in history to repeat in the event.
“It’s unbelievable,” said...
Sacramento, California - Mikkel Bjerg’s efforts in the all day breakaway earned him the Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey on the 7th and final stage at the Amgen Tour of California. In the final sprint for points and one last chance at a podium spot, Michael Rice sprinted with...
Elk Grove, California - The Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team continued its California dream on stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California with two riders finishing in the top 10. Sean Bennett, fresh off his 2nd place finish on stage 3, finished in 6th place and Ivo Oliveira followed two spots later...
Morgan Hill, California - Hagens Berman Axeon’s Mikkel Bjerg battled a strong field to earn a top 10 finish on stage 4’s individual time trial at the Amgen Tour of California.
The 19-year-old Dane set off on the 34.7 kilometer course with high hopes, initially setting the fastest time of the...