Another budding climbing talent to come out of Danish cycling, Asbjørn Hellemose announced himself in the Under-23 category with top results in acclaimed Espoirs races like the Giro d’Italia (5th, 2021) and Lombardia (5th, 2020). He made a bold decision to leave behind his windy, flat homeland for terrain that suited him and joined Swiss team VC Mendrisio for his final U23 years. Asbjørn’s strength is in long, mountain climbs and admits a weakness in sprinting or explosive power on short, steep climbs. Residing in Como, Asbjørn fell in love with Italy. His favorite climb is the Mortirolo, he holds the 3rd fastest Strava time on Lombardi’s Civiglio, (three seconds behind Richard Carapaz) and dreams to one day wear the maglia rosa.