Jacob has been riding MTB for the last 20 years and was a champion MTB rider already as junior.
Men elite A – born 1979
CEO and owner of lykkesko.dk
Jacob has done 4 seasons of road racing in the Men Elite, A-class with several victories.
He prefers longer MTB races and his favorite place to ride is Lucca, Toscana.
Jacob just finished 2nd overall in the Trans Hajar MTB stage race 2016
He will be racing various MTB marathons in 2016 as well as the SRAM League, where he has had several podium finishes in the latest seasons. He will also do occasional road races throughout the season.
Jacob rides a PRONGHORN CARBON FULL SUSPENSION 27.5 SRAM XX1 and a PRONGHORN CARBON CYCLOCROSS DISC SRAM FORCE CX1.
Marie-Louise started riding MTB at a vacation in France 2010.
W-elite, born 1987
Also known as ’ML’
Studying physical education
After her vacation in 2010, Marie-Louise has primarily been attending 12 and 24-hours races. Her favorite race is ’12 timer i Jylland’ (12 hours in Jutland), where she has won fastest lap time (2012), 12 hours SOLO, women (2014), and the team race (2015).
Marie-Louise has also been doing a lot of adventure-races with different teams. Lately she got a fourth place at the Bimbache Raid (2013).
Besides MTB and adventure-races, Marie-Louise also plays football and CrossFit at the gym.
Results in 2015:
4th at Aalborg MTB marathon
2nd at H12
4th at Offroad finnmark
Winner of 12 hour in jylland
Goals for 2016:
Doing well at Danish Championships, adventure-races and Pronghorn Thy MTB Marathon.
Favorite track: Klondike bluff area in Moab, Utah.
Marie-Louise rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 27.5″
Mikkel has been riding MTB for 7 years and attended many international races with convincing results.
Men Elite A – born 1996
Mikkel studies at HTX Silkeborg with Team Denmark support.
Mikkel´s best moments on a bike, was when he won the U19 Marathon National Championship in 2014, and when he completed the last lap for his team at a 12-hours race in Jutland 2015, just 3 seconds before the race finished.
Mikkel has also attended many international races with convincing results. He obtained many top 20 results at the Bundesliga in U19. He also attended the European Championships and some World Cups. In 2015 Mikkel´s best results as a beginner in the Men Elite Category, was in the SRAM-Liga where he ranked just outside the top 10 a couple of times. At the XCO National championships elite A, Mikkel took an impressive 11th place.
Mikkel’s favorite area to ride is the high hills around Himmelbjerget. The windy and lonely tracks in Northern Jutland are also some of Mikkel´s favorites.
Mikkel´s goals for 2016 are to ride well at team races and rank in top 15 at DCU-elite races.
Mikkel is looking forward to ride a Pronghorn in 2016 and he will probably choose a hardtail.
Christian has been riding MTB for the last 25 years and his stamina makes the marathon distance his favorite ride.
H40/M40 – born 1974
Lives in Engesvang near Silkeborg and work as a teacher/social worker
Christian prefer rides with a lot of altitude and often train in the woods around Silkeborg.
Christian won a lot races in 2015 and the plan is to continue doing that in 2016, where he is planning to ride many of the same races.
Winner of winter cup, Silkeborg, M40
Winner of winter cup, Hammel, M40
Winner of winter cup, Århus, M40
Winner of winter cup, Sejs, H40
Winner of winter cup, Silkeborg, M40
Winner of winter cup, Bjerringbro, H40
Overall winner of winter cup 2014/15, H40
Winner of XCO DCU, Vejle, H40
Winner of 8-hour Duo, Aabenraa, Elite
Winner of Rødekro Elite, Duo
Winner of DCU Marselisborg maraton, H40
Winner of Silkeborg100 and Overall winner, H40
Winner of Webike cup, Gjern, H40
Winner of 1000HM, H40
Winner of Webike cup, Viborg, H40
Winner of Webike cup, Århus, H40
Winner of 1st phase of the winter cup, Silkeborg, H40
Winner of 2nd phase of the winter cup, Hammel, H40
Winner of MTB Elite+H40, Hedensted
Winner of 5th phase of the Winter cup 2015/16, Silkeborg, H40
Winner of the 4th stage of MTB Tour of Oman Elite
Overall winner of MTB Tour of Oman
Winner of WeBike cup, Vejle, M40
Winner of XCM, Aalborg, H40
Winner of the prolog Stage Race, Jylland, H40
Winner of 1st phase of the Stage Race Jylland, H40
Winner of 2nd phase of the Stage Race Jylland, H40
Winner of 3rd phase of the Stage Race Jylland, H40
Overall winner of Stage Race Jylland, H40
Christian rides a PRONGHORN RACING CARBON 29SA HARDTAIL with Lauf front fork and Shimano XTR 1*11 speed, PRONGHORN RACING ALLOY HARDTAIL 29″ with Lauf front fork and Shimano XT 1*11 speed, and a PRONGHORN RACING CARBON ROAD DISC SRAM FORCE 1X11 SPEED.
Gert Klarskov Petersen
Gert has been focusing on MTB for the last 4 years, where he has made it to the A-license.
Men elite - Born 1982.
Gert lives in Aarhus and works as an engineer at Medicom Innovation Partner in Struer.
Gert has previously competed in triathlons, but now he prefers the marathon distance and stage-races on his MTB.
Results for 2015:
10th in Aalborg MTB Marathon
Winner of 8-hours MTB Aabenraa, solo
5th in Marselisborg XCM
Winner of Race24
3rd in Silkeborg100
Overall 10th in Sudety XCS
Winner of Pronghorn Thy MTB Marathon
Goals for 2016:
DCU XCM Cup
Beskidy MTB Trophy
Aalborg MTB Marathon
Gert’s favorit tracks are in Nordskoven by Silkeborg and Rold skov.
Gert rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 29 SRAM XX1, PRONGHORN ALLOY HARDTAIL 29 SRAM X1 and PRONGHORN CARBON ROAD SRAM FORCE 22.
Kjeld has been riding MTB for 20 years and love the challenge of a really long and steep hill.
H50 – born 1963
Live in Silkeborg. Work as RDC manager at Lyreco and is co-owner of 12timer.dk.
Kjelds forces are the long marathon races – he particularly like to participate in races like 12 hour in Jylland and Grejsdalsløbet.
His favorite training areas is Hårup Sande and Blåbjerg plantation in Jylland.
Kjeld is also:
Ex. National-duathlete. Jutland/Funen champion in Cross-duathlon, Elite.
Ex. Danish Champion for Teams in Cross-duathlon, Elite.
Medal taker at the Danish Championship in 30 kilometer Road Race, Elite.
Organizer of 12 hour race Jylland and Silkeborg100.
4th in DM MTB Marathon H50
2nd in Webike-cup Hasle Hills H40
2nd in Webike-cup Vejle H40
22 race starts whereof 6 ended on the podium.
3 victories, whereof two was in DCU races.
Two times on the podium out of two races made a great beginning on the season.
Kjeld rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 29 SRAM X01.
Sandra Maria Treschow
Sandra has been riding MTB for 14 years and function best when she can race for longer distances as she is not the fastest in the final spurt.
Sandra lives in Silkeborg and work as an aambulance lifesaving student at BIOS in region South Denmark.
Sandra loves variation when she is out riding her bike. She has a past in adventure races, where MTB is a part of several different disciplines. Her favorite place to ride is without a doubt the forests around Silkeborg.
Winner of Red Bull Crossways, solo
6th in Adventure Race European Championship, Lycian Challenge, Team
Winner of Rold Race, Team
5th in Adventure Race World Series, Itera Wales, Team
Winner of Thy Challenge, ladies Team
Overall 10th in Thy Challenge, ladies Team
Winner of Score Multisport Challenge, ladies Team
Overall 3rd in Score Multisport Challenge
4th in Webike-cup, Viborg
3rd in Thy MTB Marathon
3rd in Webike-cup, Århus
5th in Prison Break MTB, Horsens
3rd in first stage of Winter-cup MTB, Silkeborg
5th in second stage of Winter-cup MTB, Hammel
Winner of Cross-duathlon, Silkeborg
Winner of VUMB, mix
Overall 7th in VUMB
Winner of Skjern Challenge, mix
Overall 3rd in Skjern Challenge
Winner of Gepard Race, mix
Overall 2nd in Gepard Race
5th in ARWS Expedition Africa Swaziland (World Series)
Overall 5th in ARWS Expedition Africa Sqaziland (World Series)
Winner of Thy LVL Race
Overall winner of Thy LVL Race
2nd in Webike-cup, Vejle
5th in fifth stage of Winter-cup MTB, Silkeborg
3rd in sixth stage of Winter-cup MTB, Bjerringbro
4th in Webike-cup, Viborg
4th in Melfar MTB
7th in MTB Marathon, Ålborg
Winner of 12 hours MTB, Silkeborg
5th in 76km MTB Silkeborg
Sandra rides a PRONGHORN ALLOY FULL SUSPENSION 27.5 SRAM X9.
Olivia has been riding MTB for about 3 years. She prefers races where the technical level is high and the speed is plenty.
U17 – born 2000
Olivia lives in Jelling and when she is not riding her MTB she attends school. Next year she will go Vejle boarding school for sports.
Mostly Olivia rides in XCO races and her preferred terrain is the amazing Alpes. So far she has no favorite track here in Denmark.
3rd in the SRAM-cup
2nd in MTB marathon, Marselisborg
2nd in DCU, Kolding
And she plans to attend the last two SRAM races this season and youth EM in Graz.
Olivia rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 27.5 SRAM X01.
Lasse is serious about his training and his sport, and plan to step up his training/racing during 2016. Lasse expects to ride a lot more races when he will advance to U19
Men U19 - Born 1999
Lasse is living in Aarhus and loves to ride his bike.
Results for 2015:
3rd at Aarhus MTB Maraton
“The goal is to ride as fast as possible for the longest possible distance – I have got no idea how fast the new U19 class is riding, so my plan is to ride as many races as possible. And then see how I will do. I will also attend in ‘12 Timer i Jylland’“
Lasse’s favorite track is the track in Hinnerup. He likes the track because of the technical parts with lots of cornering and roots – and with lots of flow!
Lasse also likes going abroad for riding MTB. Schwarzwald and the Czech Republic are among his favorite places.
Lasse rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 27,5”, customized orange SRAM X1, 1x11.
Allan is a former hard-core adventure racer and is now again focusing on mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) as part of the Danish national team competing in the world elite.
Men elite, born 1981.
Allan is the owner of Outdoor Sports Events; organizing trail running, mountain bike and cross duathlon events.
Allan has done mountain biking since 2002, as part of training and participation in MTBO and adventure races around the world.
In 2008 and 2009 Allan was European Champion in MTBO Relay and in 2010 he finished 7th with his team at the Adventure Racing World Championships. Also in 2010 Allan won the 24-hour solo MTB race Nordic 24. In 2013 he won the Danish Adventure Race Championship for the 3rd year in a row and in 2014 he came 3rd in the Red Bull Crossways (kayak, trail run, mtb). 2015 has been a transit year for Allan returning to the MTBO arena.
Allan’s strength is endurance, power and longer races like 12- and 24-hour races.
Allan’s favorite place to ride is around Silkeborg.
Goals for 2016:
MTBO World Championship, Portugal
MTBO World Cup, Lithuania
MTBO Danish Championship
Some Danish MTB marathons, XC races and 8-12-hour races
Allan rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 29″ SRAM X1 1×11 for competition and a PRONGHORN PR6XC-100 FULL SUSPENSION 27.5″ SRAM X9 2×10 for fun and training.
Maria Lindboe Nielsen
Maria has been riding MTB since 2013 and is also practicing adventure race.
W-Elite - Born 1989.
Maria is studying to become a master of science in engineering.
Maria’s main focus is on marathon races at 100 km +. Her biggest personal victory was to finish Offroad Finnmark 2015. That was 300 km!
Maria is planning to ride Offroad Finnmark again in 2016, because her strength is the marathon-distance.
Maria’s favorite-track is Slettestrand and Rudeskov.
Results for 2015:
2nd in Aalborg MTB Marathon
3rd in H12, solo
Finisher in Offroad Finnmark, 300 km
Winner of Sluttestrand Ultra
Goals for 2016:
Aalborg MTB Marathon, 100 km
Rold 24, solo
Silkeborg, 100 km
Offroad Finnmark, 300 km
Silkeborg 12-hours, Ladies-team
Slettestrand Ultra, 130 km
Maria rides a PRONGHORN PR7XC-100 FULL SUSPENSION 27.5″SHIMANO XT
Morten has been riding MTB for about 14 years and love to ride on rough tracks where his stubbornness can be an advantage.
M40 – born 1974
Lives in Thisted and work at l.d.auto skoda and seat in Thisted
Morten’s strengths are rough tracks which also require some good technic. His favorite track is the Thy National Park, Slettestrand and Legind forest.
Morten like to participate in the SRAM Liga and different license races through the year.
Overall winner of Winter Cup m40 2015/16
Winner of DCU Kolding
4th in first phase of SRAM Liga
9th in second phase of SRAM Liga
For the rest of 2016 Morten plan to participate in the different license races.
After a 2 year long injury, Morten takes one race at a time and simply just enjoy giving all that he has in competition.
Morten rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 29 SRAM XX1.
Anders has been riding MTB since 2005, and before that he played football for 30 years as a goalkeeper in the higher leagues.
Lives in Wuppertal Germany - Born 1970
Work as an orthopedic technician.
Several podium results in senior races
3rd in Bundesliga Race, Bad Salzdetfurth
Winner of 6 hour race, Hagen
2nd in 2 hour race, Wetter and Bochum Querenburg
3 times German Champion for Teams in 24 hour race
Overall 5th in NRW Marathon series
I season 2016 Anders focus lies on CC races and a few marathons.
Anders rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 29 SHIMANO XT.
Michael has used most of his live on a bicycle, either as a rider, race organizer or trainer and has been riding MTB for 17 years. He is now so old that he has realized that he will never become world champion – now it is the experience and feel of the race that Michael loves.
Exercise – born 1980
Lives in Gjern and work as a doctor
Michael is at his best when he rides the long races with long increases and mountains, something like 12 hour marathons. His favorite track is the decent from Les deux Alpes in France and his favorite race is the Crocodile Trophy.
Winner of 6 hour Fyn
Overall 2nd in Webike-cup
Overall 2nd in Cross Duathlon
3rd in 12 hour Jylland
Michael rides a PRONGHORN CARBON FULL SUSPENSION 27.5 SRAM XX1.
Anders has been riding MTB for 4 years and when he is out racing, he usually prefers to attend the shorter races where speed is important.
Men C – born 1989
Other than riding his MTB, Anders is a student at University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
Anders is in his first year of racing with a license and the target is to reach top 10 at a SRAM league race in Men C. Next year he plans to move up into Men B.
Anders has many places he loves to ride and train but no favorite track so far. He is long from done with testing all the different tracks around Denmark to point out his favorite – but he is willing to admit that he loves when there are a lot of hills and the tracks demands a fair amount of technic.
Anders rides a PRONGHORN CARBON HARDTAIL 27.5 SRAM X01.