Amalie Dideriksen added another title to her ever-growing accolades when she was crowned omnium national champion in Odense, Denmark on Saturday. The road world champion won each of the events that make-up the newly reformed one-day, four-race event.
“I tried to be aggressive in the races and take laps when I could,” said Dideriksen. “A national championship is always special, and I’m happy that I could take the win today.”
“The new format is four disciplines: scratch, tempo race, elimination and points race,” Dideriksen explained. “The time trials are gone. I liked the 3000 metre time trial, but I’m happy that 500 metre time trial and flying lap are gone. It’s more of an endurance event now. I haven’t tried it internationally yet.”
Although Dideriksen will sit out the 2016/2017 World Cups and Track World Championships, she’s opted to include select track events in her off-season schedule.
“I like track, and I’ve been riding for fun with no need to get a specific result to earn qualification points,” she noted. “The races have been hard but more relaxed for my head than previous seasons.”
Dideriksen will be back in action on the track next weekend when she rides for the Voxwomen team at the first round of the Revolution Series Championships League in Manchester.
Fun fact: Although Dideriksen is only 20, she is a multi-discipline, multi-time Danish elite national champion. When asked how many elite titles she’s won, Dideriksen admitted she’s lost count but will tally up her titles at some point soon and report back.