On the 1st of April last year it was announced that Giro d’Italia would begin in Denmark in 2012. Of course we all took it as an April fools’ joke. But no joke as I established myself yesterday when I went all the way to the city of Herning to watch the time trial prologue of the race. Never has so much Italian been spoken in those parts and never have so many Danish men and boys worn so much pink.
These guys focused more on beer than pink but their enthusiasm was unambiguous when they rooted for both riders and fellow cycling fans. Like me and my family passing by…
Today the race goes the farthest North any of the large races have ever gone and even though I think it is slightly, well… off, a lot of Danes are having a lot of fun seeing their cycling heroes up close. So hooray for the Giro!