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Michael Markussen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael•Markussen
Used nameMichael•Markussen
Born9 January 1955 in Roskilde (DEN)
Measurements185 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsKCK-Herlev/Esbjerg Cykle Klub
NOC Denmark


Michael Markussen was a track rider who won the Danish junior title in individual pursuit in 1973. In 1983 and 1984 he was on the winning pursuit team at the Danish Championships. He later turned to the points race where he won the World Championship in 1983 as an amateur, and in 1990 he placed second in that event at the professional Worlds. After the 1984 Olympics Markussen turned professional and rode six-day races, mostly in Europe, although he did win a 1989 event in Perth.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) DEN Michael Markussen
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men (Olympic) Denmark 10
1984 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) DEN Michael Markussen
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Denmark 5
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 9

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony DEN Michael Markussen