'It’s the Magnus Cort show': How Dane enacted last-minute plan to thrill home crowds

Denmark's staging of the Tour de France has been enlightened enormously by the performances and smiles of the EF Education-Easy Post rider

Magnus Cort
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Magnus Cort has a rich palmarès, with seven Grand Tour stage victories and 22 professional wins in total. He's also the peloton's chief hotel reviewer (trust us: this is worth a read).

He hasn't, however, had quite as much fun on a bike as he has done this weekend, when he has completely milked the opportunity of a lifetime to race the world's biggest bike race in his home country of Denmark.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.