It was ironic that Chris Anker Sørensen’s life should end doing what he had become known for after his career as a professional cyclist was over – preparing meticulously for his role as a TV race commentator, out riding the parcours of Sunday’s World Individual Time Trial Championship in Flanders.
The 37 year-old Dane was hit by a van near Zeebrugge and died from his injuries.
I heard the sad news from my Danish friend, Jakob Hansen-Schwartz who said;
“He was always open for (funny) comments when he was active as a pro; he rode with great courage and was deeply respected by his peers.
“And he gave something special to the art of cycle race commentary.
“He was always well prepared, he knew the name of every rider in the peloton and their palmarès.”