Crown Prince Frederik follows the Tour de France in director Christian Prudhomme’s car

From 1 to 3 July 2022, the Tour de France circuit will take Denmark’s roads. This is a unique and dream opportunity for Crown Prince Frederik to follow this race closely, which he particularly likes. For several weeks, the heir to the throne has made several official commitments in connection with the preparation of the great loop. Since Friday’s prologue, Federik has really lived at the pace of the race. This Saturday, it was aboard the director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, that he followed the achievements of cyclists.

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Frederik from Denmark follows the three Danish stages of the Tour de France 2022 very closely

On Friday 1 July, Crown Prince Frederik braved the rain to attend the prologue of the Tour de France. The race against the clock took place for the first time in Copenhagen. Stage two and stage three also take place in Denmark. For several weeks, Crown Prince Frederik had stomped his feet out of impatience. At the end of the first stage, the heir to the throne climbed up on the podium to present the yellow jersey to the Belgian cyclist Yves Lampaert, winner of the prologue.

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On Saturday, the race continued and Crown Prince Frederik was again among the spectators. In order to follow the race as closely as possible, he was invited to sit in the car by Christian Prudhomme, the leader of the Tour de France. “I have the pleasure of experiencing the second stage with race director Christian Prudhomme, at the helm of the Tour de France”explained Queen Margrethe II’s eldest son. “With the pink jersey you can recognize Magnus Cort right in front of the car”wrote Frederik and shared a picture he took from the car.

Crown Prince Frederik took a picture of his compatriot Magnus Cort as he followed the second stage of the Tour de France from race director Christian Prudhomme’s car (Photo: HRH Crown Prince)

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If Frederik was so happy to be able to follow his compatriot Magnus Cort Nielsen, it is because the Danish rider managed to take the best climber’s polka dot jersey at the end of the second stage. This second stage of 202 km connected Roskilde with Nyborg and crossed the impressive Great Belt Bridge. The Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen won this stage. Crown Prince Frederik himself had participated in a 100 km race a few days ago, which corresponded to half of the route on this second stage.

Belgian Wout Van Aert took the yellow jersey, followed by his compatriot Yves Lampaert, who is now overall number two. The first Dane is Mads Pederson, in 5th place 12 seconds from the yellow jersey. Danish Jonas Vingegaard, vice-champion of the Tour de France last year, is in 7th place in 16 seconds.

A small bonus for Crown Prince Frederik, in addition to crossing a part of Denmark, the cycling race will go through Lot. During the 19th stage on July 22, which leaves Castelnau-Magnoac to reach Cahors, cyclists pass in front of the Château de Cayx, Queen Margrethe II’s private vineyard.

Nicholas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After being a copywriter and author for several Belgian and French brands and media, he specialized in royalty news. Nicolas is now editor-in-chief of Histoires royales.

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