Date of birth
16 January 1993
Magnus Cort is one of cycling’s most respected professionals—a ruthless finisher who can climb and time trial. His rivals know he can win on almost any terrain and will push himself to great lengths when he sees an uncrossed finish line. At the end of a long, hard race, no one in the peloton wants to sprint against Magnus.
Magnus’ competitive spirit thrust him away from home when he was only 16. He had only been racing for a few years, when he moved from Bornholm, the windswept Danish island in the Baltic Sea where he was born and raised, to the Danish mainland to try to turn pro. Now in his ninth World Tour season, Magnus’ will to win is as strong as ever. He won five races in 2021 and still dreams of winning a monument. He would love to win one of the first three stages of this year’s Tour de France, which will be raced in Denmark.
But cycling has always been about more than winning to Magnus. Ever since he was a kid, he has used his bike to explore. On Bornholm, Magnus would roam the dunes and rocky cliffs by the coast and explore the woods inland. His favourite rides are still long spins through the forest. When he has time off, Magnus will go hiking or ski touring in the mountains near his home in Andorra. This winter, Magnus climbed Kilimanjaro with his mom and dad and his brother and sister. He goes back to Bornholm whenever he can and enjoys trekking across the island. Before long, he yearns to go racing again though.
To Magnus, nothing compares to sprinting across a finish line and throwing up his arms.
Question & answer
What's your first cycling memory?
Growing up in Denmark, I have always had a bike. It was my main way of transport since I was just a couple of years old
What do you love the most about cycling?
The close contact to nature and the distance that can be covered out in the “wild” in just one training ride
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I dream about leaving the earth, hopefully to Mars or the moon. But orbiting the earth would also be a big dream if I can’t make that happen
What's your favorite sport to watch on TV or in person?
Track and field
What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee or tea?