With two OLYMPIC and three WORLD championship medals in the omnium is the discipline by no means foreign to the Danish banespecialist Lasse Norman Hansen.
Anyway, there is nerves ahead of Saturday's omnium at the WORLD cup, where Norman represents the red and white colors.
Before I took off, I talked a lot with coach Casper Jørgensen that the omnium is the discipline I'm most nervous for. Holdløbet has been the first priority, and we have trained very much and run good times in training. I have not really been nervous for holdløbet.
- Omnium has been a completely different size, and I have been reasonably nervous about how I would approach it, says Lasse Norman.
At the age of 20 years, was Norman his big breakthrough when he won the OLYMPIC gold in the omnium in London.
Four years later he followed up with bronze in Rio, and it's own merits, there to make Lasse Norman Hansen nervous.
- There is not really any pressure on, but when you have the history in the omnium, as I have, you can't avoid to be a little ambitious.
- It is both its own pressure to succeed and the uncertainty in that I do not know how I stand in relation to the other, says Norman.
the 28-year-old Norman is running to the daily for the team Alpecin-Fenix, which allows him to focus on banedrømmene by the side of the landevejscyklingen.
Norman is already sure to get a gold medal home from the WORLD cup. Together with landsholdskollegerne Frederick Rodenberg Madsen, Rasmus Lund Pedersen and Julius Johansen he pitched Thursday New Zealand in the final of the 4000 metres holdforfølgelsesløb and set at the same time, the world record for the third time during the WORLD cup.
Sunday participant Lasse Norman Hansen in cooperation, and it thus becomes the third discipline, he makes up in five days.