Professional Mountainbiker for Specialized. 2016 XCO World Champion


January 13th, 2017

Photo: Michal Cerveny

Photo: Michal Cerveny

So, what happened after Rio and until now?

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The physiology of a champion (part 1)

July 31st, 2016

By Thomas Bonne


I’ve long been wanting to do a piece on Annika’s physiology. My name is Thomas and Annika is my better half. I’ve been riding since the early 90’s but was never as successful as Annika. So I had to come up with something else to do. That something else turned out to be studying which led to a phd-position at the University of Copenhagen with Nikolai Nordsborg. The guy that got me into all this studying and research however is Carsten Lundby. A professor at the University of Zürich, my co-supervisor, a keen athlete and good friend. Today I work as a coach for some talented riders (Simon Andreassen, Sebastian Fini and Andreas Kron among others) and am very much influenced by the time I’ve spend with both Nikolai and Carsten. So what better way to spend some summer time than to persuade your world champion girlfriend to do some lab-testing! You have to remember I’m biased regarding Annika but her story and way into the world of cycling is rather unique.

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Mid-season reflections

July 27th, 2016

When I crossed the finish line in La Bresse I was relieved and very exhausted as I looked up on the screen on the finish line arch I saw a “15” in front of my name. I was feeling spend, beaten up, weak, no way in harmony with my bike and mentally a bit broken. Had you asked me one week earlier, this was no way near the result I expected. Coming into La Bresse with already two world cup wins this season.


Making my way through the World Cup in La Bresse (photo: Michal Cerveny)

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World Champion Bike and Equipment

July 21st, 2016

For World Championships this beauty was build up and ready to race. Take the tour below to see all details and personal preferences in my setup.

Annika VM cykel

My World Championships bike, the S-works Era. Total weight 10.34 kg (on my scale at least).

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World Cup Wave

May 31st, 2016

A solid but unclean run in La Bresse (photo: Michal Cerveny)

Dear readers, thanks for your dropping by. Let me update you on what’s going on.

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World Cup victory in Australia

May 1st, 2016

Winning the first round of the 2016 World Cup in Cairns

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South Africa

March 5th, 2016

Scenery of the Tour of Good Hope

Yesterday was the final day of the road race Tour of Good Hope.

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February 13th, 2016


Tenerife was amazing. Mostly because my everyday life was all about training and resting. Now I’m back in Denmark for a very short visit, with very restricted time on my bike and very much time doing other things in life, such as moving.

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Base building on Tenerife

January 30th, 2016

Nothing beats those first training rides in the sun. Coming straight from a dark, cold and wet cage, aka. Danish Winter, it feels extraordinarily liberating and transforming.


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