søndag den 18. september 2011

The cycling world championships in Copenhagen

Monday 19 September through Sunday 26 is the week of the cycling world championships. I am looking forward to commentating this event, probably the biggest sports event ever in Copenhagen. We will concentrate on the elite men. The time trial Wednesday takes place in the historic center of the town, a spectacular frame for a cycle race. The line race on Sunday will see the 200 man strong field racing through the beautiful Rudersdal area, passing Søllerød Slot and Geels Bakke many times.

The world championships is traditionally near the end of the professional road racing season. And the champion will wear his rainbow-coloured jersey in all races throughout next season.

That reminds me of the exceptionally exciting last week of this year's Tour de France rich in dramatic intensity and courageous riding. Dennis Ritter, Rolf Sørensen and i enjoyed doing our job as commentators. And TV2 had a record number of viewers.

Mads Rottbøll made a reportage about my work during the great Galibier stage. It gives an idea of my working day in a decisive moment of the race where the main contenders demonstrated courage, endurance and suffering.