Mikkel Michelsen

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Mikkel Michelsen
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Born (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 26)
Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
NationalityDanish
Website www.michelsen-racing.dk
Current club information
Danish league Slangerup Speedway Klub
Polish league ŻKS Ostrovia
Swedish league Indianerna Kumla
Career history
Denmark:
2010-present Slangerup Speedway Klub
2012 MSM Glumso
Germany:
2012 AC Landshut Devils
Poland:
2013–2014 Unia Leszno
2015 ŻKS Ostrovia
Sweden:
2014–2018 Smederna
United Kingdom:
2013–2014 Eastbourne Eagles
2015 Leicester Lions
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
Starts4
Podiums0 (0-0-0)
Finalist0 time
Winner0 times
Individual honours
2008, 2009Junior World Cup
2013 Danish Junior Champion
2013 European Junior Championship
2019 Speedway European Championship
Team honours
2013 Under-21 World Cup
2017, 2018 Swedish Elitserien Champion

Mikkel Michelsen (born 19 August 1994) is a Danish speedway rider.

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Career

Born in Nykøbing Falster, Michelsen took up speedway at the age of 6, and went on to win the Junior World Cup in both 2008 and 2009. [1]

He rode for Slangerup Speedway Klub in the Danish league from 2010. After racing in Germany for AC Landshut Devils in 2012, he rode in Poland and the United Kingdom in 2013 for Unia Leszno and Eastbourne Eagles respectively, staying with both teams in 2014. [2]

In December 2014, with the Eagles dropping to the National League, he signed for Leicester Lions for the 2015 Elite League season, and also signed to ride for ŻKS Ostrovia in the Polish league. [3] [4] [5]

In 2013 he won the Danish Junior Championship, the European Junior Championship, and the Under-21 World Cup with Denmark. [6] [1]

In 2014 he was a reserve in the Danish Speedway Grand Prix and finished third in the World Under-21 Championship after also reaching the final in 2011 and 2013.

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References

  1. 1 2 Laursen Brock, Jeppe (2013) "Speedwaytalent: »Adrenalinkicket er uvurderligt«", Politiken, 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  2. "Elite League Speedway: Mikkel Michelsen back with Eastbourne", Sky Sports, 14 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  3. "Danish Star Joins Lions", speedwaygb.co, 11 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  4. "Nicklas Porsing o Mikkelu Michelsenie: Fajnie mieć rodaka w drużynie", sportowefakty.pl, 26 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  5. "Mikkel Michlesen zawodnikiem Leicester Lions", sportowefakty.pl, 11 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  6. "Mikkel Michelsen mistrzem Danii juniorów", sportowefakty.pl, 7 September 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2014