Magnus Cort Nielsen – The Danish Islander

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton

Life in the Peloton is back after it’s break during the Tour de France. I had a great time covering that final week on the ground with The Cycling Podcast. Be sure to head over and have a listen if you missed it.

But we’re back to our regular programming with LITP, and for this episode I sat down with Danish rider and teammate at EF Education-Nippo Magnus Cort Nielsen.

Going on 7 years professional, Magnus has made his mark on the World Tour with stage wins at the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, among many other WT victories.

Magnus grew up on one of Denmark’s islands in the Baltic Sea; Bornholm, with a population of 40 000 people and joined the World Tour with Orica Greenedge while I was also racing with them.

We picked up right where we left off when we both joined EF, so I was keen to get him on the podcast and hear more about his story growing up, his Grand Tour wins and where he’s headed in the future.

This was a great chat, I hope you enjoy learning more about Magnus. And stay tuned next week for our Talking Luft!




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Show Notes

Magnus’ First World Tour Win – Stage 18: La Vuelta España 2016

Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 18 La Vuelta España 2016.
Photo: Tim de Waele

Watch the Orica Greenedge Backstage pass below:

Magnus’ Tour de France 2018 – Stage 15 win

Magnus Cort Neilsen wins Stage 15 Tour de France 2018. Photo: Alex Broadway

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Released: July 21, 2021