The young Dane enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2017, when in the space of just two weeks claimed the gold medal in the time trial race at the U23 European Championships on home soil and scored an astounding solo win from a day-long break on the opening stage of the prestigious Tour de l’Avenir. These were just two of the results that brought him into the attention of Quick-Step Floors, who invited Asgreen to the winter training camp in Spain before offering him a pro contract running through 2019.
What does this move mean for Kasper? “No doubt it will be a big challenge to enter the World Tour but I am fortunate that I’m joining a fantastic team with some very experienced riders, who are used to winning a lot of races, riders that can help me navigate and grow in the sport. My goal is to develop as much as possible and see where that will take me, and I know here I’ll get this opportunity.”
UCI Ranking: 363
#Top-10 positions: 7
Race distance covered: 6291 km
Days of racing: 40 days