No, the great Jens Voigt isn’t in trouble, he’s actually going to be a star guest at the newly opened Trek retail area in Coventry’s Leekes department store tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.
“We managed to get Jens to visit because he was coming over to go to the NEC bike show with Trek anyway, so I just asked if he would come to Coventry and see us, and he said yes,” Coventry Trek boss Andrew Hutchings told us.
“It’s personally great to meet someone who is – I guess we can use the word legend for someone like Jens – and I think it’s a great chance for our customers to come a meet someone who they will have seen on TV, who they will have admired, and most of us seem to follow on Twitter.
“In fact he has actually Tweeted that he is coming to the shop, so we’re very excited. He will be arriving in Birmingham at about 1pm and we expect him to be in the store sometime between 2pm and 4pm.”
In a career spanning almost 20 years – he won the Peace Race back in 1994 – Voigt has raced with Crédit Agricole, CSC and Leopard Trek, winning stages of the Tour de France and wearing the yellow jersey. Now the oldest man in the top tier of the sport, he is one of the most respected figures in pro cycling.
So if you want to meet a true legend of the peloton, head down to the Leekes department store in the Gallagher Business Park, Coventry, tomorrow afternoon.