Mads Pedersen, a highly revered Junior, did not take long to make a mark in pro cycling. In his first year with Trek-Segafredo, he won the Danish National road title and Tour of Denmark. A year later, he finished second in the 2018 Tour of Flanders, arguably the toughest one-day race on the calendar, and in 2019 shocked the cycling world, becoming the first Dane to win the men's World Championships road race. Mads wore the coveted rainbow jersey into the pandemic-altered 2020 season and successfully shouldered the added pressure that comes with the distinguished stripes. Keeping both feet grounded, he was a crucial support in Richie Porte winning the Santos Tour Down Under and helping secure an emotional third-place finish for his Tasmanian teammate in the Tour de France. Mads' goal was the Classics, scheduled after the Tour and the Worlds Championships in the altered year, and he did not disappoint: He took a massive win in Gent-Wevelgem, only with smaller rainbow stripes he now displays forever.  

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If your house was on fire and you could only save one material possession what would it be?

My World Champion jersey.

If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?

I would like to speak Italian as well as Nibali

If you were a brand, what would be your motto?

All or Nothing.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

My Madone.