Chris Anker Sørensen

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Chris Anker Sørensen

Sørensen at the 2011 Tour de fiss.
Personal information
Full name Chris Anker Sørensen
Nickname Oksen fra Hammel
(The Ox from Hammel)
Born (1984-09-05) 5 September 1984
Hammel, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current team Riwal Platform Cycling Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
2005Team CSC (stagiaire)
2006 Team Designa Køkken
2007–2015 Team CSC
2016 Fortuneo–Vital Concept
2017- Riwal Platform Cycling Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2010)
Tour de France
Combativity award (2012)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2015)
Infobox last updated on
28 June 2015

Chris Anker Sørensen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʁ̥i̞s ɑŋɡ̊ɐ ˈsœ̞ɐ̯nˀsn̩]; born 5 September 1984) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer for Riwal Platform Cycling Team.


Born in Hammel, Sørensen started his professional career in 2007 with Team CSC. After a promising performance in the 2008 Tour of Austria, he competed for Denmark (along with Nicki Sørensen and Brian Vandborg) in the 2008 Olympic road race, finishing 12th overall.

Starting with the 2010 season, Sørensen, who lives in Luxembourg, will ride under a Luxembourgian license, since the UCI will no longer allow the Danish federation to grant Danish licenses to riders living abroad.[1] During the season, he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia.

In the 2012 Tour de France, Sørensen finished 14th overall and was awarded the most aggressive rider after attacking a lot in the mountains.

In September 2015 it was announced that he would leave Tinkoff-Saxo and join Fortuneo–Vital Concept for the 2016 season, with a role to support Eduardo Sepúlveda in Grand Tours.[2]

Career achievements

Major results

3rd National Under-19 Road Race Championships
1st Stage 3 Ringerike GP
4th European Under-23 Road Race Championships
4th Overall Triptyque des Barrages
5th GP Demy-Cars
6th GP Waregem
8th GP Cristal Energie
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 2 TTT
1st Stage 6 Dauphiné Libéré
3rd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
4th Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 2
1st Japan Cup
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th GP Miguel Indurain
8th Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 8 Giro d'Italia
3rd Overall Tour of Slovenia
5th National Road Race Championships
6th Overall Tour du Haut Var
10th National Time Trial Championships
1st Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
5th National Road Race Championships
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Mountains classification, Volta a Catalunya
Overall Combativity award Tour de France
5th National Road Race Championships
5th Giro dell'Emilia
8th Milano–Torino
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st National Road Race Championships
9th Overall Tour of Britain

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 28 27 WD
Yellow jersey Tour 34 69 37 14 84
golden jersey Vuelta 19 12 18 29


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