Danish rider Chris Anker Sørensen says 2011 was good season ever- Cycling News

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Danish rider, Chris Anker Sørensen, says 2011 was the best season ever- Cycling News

Saxo Bank-SunGard Team’s Chris Anker Sorensen did not achieve any victories in 2011 but he still said that this season was the best. 27-year-old, Chris Anker, was pleased with his performance and the way he supported his teammate, Alberto Contador,

Chris kept his basic level high, without experiencing any major deterioration in his performance, and took the overall 59th position in the world UCI ranking.

He said, “In other years I have had good victories, but in strength, this is my best season so far. I've never before been able to stay with the favorites up the climbs. You can also see on the world rankings that I have had a good season. I've never been so high up”.

In the 2012 season, he was looking forward to help Contador in Tour de France. Although he took part in the Tour three times, he is anxious to ride with the holder of the yellow jersey in the same team.

He did not agree with the general view that Saxo Bank-SunGard Team was not strong enough to support Contador in Tour de France. He clarified, “I think we had a really good team. The plan was that we should be strong in the mountains, and we were”.

Chris started his professional career in 2007 with CSC Team and grabbed the overall sixth position in the Deutschland Tour.

In 2008 season, he took the seventh stage of Dauphine Libere and the overall fourth place in Österreich Rundfahrt.

Chris exhibited outstanding skills and secured the first place in the Japan Cup in 2009. He also bagged the overall fifth place in the Tour du Haut Var.

During the 2010 season, Chris won the eighth stage of Giro d’ltalia and held the overall third spot in the Tour of Slovenia. He grabbed the sixth place in Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2011.

During the Tour of Denmark, he had to return to Copenhagen, due to the birth of his daughter. He told the media, “Becoming a father is the biggest event in my life. It is purely idyllic to play with the little one, or just lie there and look at her”.

With the expectations of a promising year ahead, it will be interesting to see Chris Anker Sorensen help his teammate, Contador, in upcoming events.