The 40m high face of 'a friend I never met': how two fans are paying tribute to the late Chris Anker Sørensen

Up to 200 litres of paint used to create the mural of Anker Sørensen on a football pitch.

Chris Anker Sorensen
(Image credit: Simon Rytter / Turf Tank)

Two cycling mad Danish fans have designed a 40 by 25 metre painting in tribute to the late Danish rider Chris Anker Sørensen

Kasper Birkeholm Munk and Kim Sivert Jensen have painted the portrait using robots on a football field in time for stage two of the Tour de France

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.