'I don’t have to show anyone that I deserve the rainbow jersey' says world champion Mads Pedersen

The Dane says he wants to 'honour' the rainbow jersey but has nothing to prove

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mads Pedersen is going into cycling’s restart determined to prove that the world champion's jersey on his shoulders is warranted.

Twenty-four-year-old Pedersen has worn the rainbow stripes just 19 times since his win in Yorkshire last September, all but three of them coming in early 2020 before the coronavirus-induced break.

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