Magnus Cort Nielsen

Languages Spoken
Danish, English
Last Race
Vuelta a España

Magnus joined the American-registered squad in 2019 as proven winner in the WorldTour, with a Tour de France stage win (2018) and two Vuelta a España stage wins (2016). Handy on the flat roads in Netherlands, comfortable in the mountains, and able to play an important role in the team time trial, Magnus adds versatility to a squad that chases win with craft rather than brute strength. Magnus took two stage and race wins in 2020 and racked up a whole host of podium finishes showing us what he is truly made of.

Magnus was born and raised in Bornholm, a small Danish island in the Baltic Sea. He moved away from home, relocating to mainland Denmark, to join a sports school when he was 16. He lives 2000 kilometers away from Bornholm now, spending the cycling season in Girona and Andorra, but returns home frequently to visit family and friends. He loves science and technology, uses time away from the bike to backpack, and explores the world at every opportunity.

Be sure to follow Magnus on Instagram for his (often hilarious) hotel ratings.

Q&A with Magnus

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to

Mount Kilimanjaro. I have a big trip planned for the upcoming off-season, and I’m really looking forward to that one.

Favorite place to ride my bike

For me, it’s more about the company. The company means a lot to me.

Cycling makes me feel


If I weren’t a professional cyclist, I would be

a bike mechanic

Favorite city

I don’t really enjoy cities that attract all the tourists. I prefer small towns, countryside and nature

Describe EF in one word