'S**t, it's up to me now': Michael Valgren 'saves the day' for Danish Worlds hopes

With a stacked team, much was expected of Denmark, who suffered many misfortunes during the men's road race, but still came up with a bronze medal

Michael Valgren
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Michael Valgren says he "saved the day" for the Danish, of whom a lot was expected heading into this World Championships, but after a day filled with crashes for the Scandinavians, it was up to one of the less expected members of the squad to bring home a medal.

"We didn't have the best day as a team," Valgren admitted. "We were quite unlucky with a lot of crashes, Mads Pedersen crashed twice, with Andreas Kron and maybe Mikkel crashed too, that’s bike racing. Kasper Asgreen didn't have his best day, Magnus Cort had cramps and it was like 's**t it’s up to me now'. 

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