'Shocked and saddened': Tour de France organiser sends condolences after Copenhagen shooting

Several people were killed in the Copenhagen mall shooting

Tour de France
An image from the first stage in Copenhagen, taken on Friday
(Image credit: Getty)

The organisers of the Tour de France released a statement on Sunday night, sending "sincerest condolences" to the victims and families, following a shooting in Copenhagen - where the race began on Friday.

ASO, who organise the Tour de France, said it was "shocked and saddened to hear of what has happened in Copenhagen," after several people were killed in a shopping mall shooting.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.