Road bike racer who won the 2003 Norwegian Country wide Road Competition Championships, the 2007 Gjovik Grand Prix, as well as the 2006 and 2011 Ringerike Grand Prix. He started his profession as an amateur cyclist with Group Krone in 2002. In 2008, he became a member of his 1st professional group, the French Credit Agricole. He was raised in Opening, Norway. He was cyclist Thor Hushovd’s teammate early in his profession.