30 August 2018

French President Gets Danish Treatment

When it comes to cycling, one of the first cities that comes to mind is Copenhagen.  And one of the first countries is France.

So, when French President Emanuel Macron paid a state visit to Denmark, it made perfect sense that the country's Prime Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, would take him on a bike tour through the streets of the Danish capital.

Rasmussen is known to be a fan of cycling.  Part of Macron's delegation included Christian Prudhomme, the Director of the Tour de France.

Oh, and Macron offered his host a yellow Tour de France leader's jersey, autographed by Geraint Thomas, who won this year's edition of the race.

You can guess what comes next:  Macron revealed that the Tour would open in the city bientot.  Turns out, Copenhagen is a candidate to host le grand depart in either 2020 or 2021.


  1. Thomas now stands on a level with Lance since he is backing compulsory helmets. Holland has one of lowest percentages of helmet wearing and one of lowest rates of injury. The guy has gone from hero to anti-hero in one move.

  2. Coline--I don't like that Thomas is backing compulsory helmets. I'm not sure, though, that it alone puts him on a level with Lance--though it does tarnish his image somewhat.