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Lost power struggle: Jesper Worre finished as a race director

Once he was perhaps the most powerful man in Danish cycling, but today, Jesper Worre completely outside of the influence in a time where the sport in Denmark is under the old heavy pressure because of coronakrisen.

Etapeløbet Around Denmark, which is Worres life's work as an administrator and organizer, has been cancelled this year, and Worre itself has been set aside as race director. At the end of march he got message that he will from next year no longer have to arrange the biggest annual sporting event in Denmark.

Jesper Worre confirm the Extra's information, but in addition, he has no comments to the final break with the Danish Cycling Union (DCU), which has been the focal point of his work in 25 years.

Ekstra Bladet learns that Worres exit is the culmination of a protracted struggle for power in the DCU. As victor says DCU president Henrik Jess Jensen, who with Worre has distinguished itself with a strong personality, which often provisions for the president even in the shade.

the President waving goodbye to a expertise, which has been utilized in the planning of the three Danish Tour de France-stages next year, since Worre is ruteansvarlig in the Danish Tour company, 'Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark'.

He was also essential for the success of the WORLD championships in cycling in Copenhagen was in 2011, and he can to his successes also put the millionoverskud, he each year has created for the DCU with Around Denmark. Last year, the surplus was at 1.2 million crowns. In addition, it is Worre, who single-handedly has ensured that the race to 2022 transmitted in the DR and Eurosport to 59 countries.

Anyway, he is thus relieved of the task.

Worre built up through the 00's significant position in the Danish cycling as DCU director and team he will play. That changed when he was fired as ceo in 2013. At the time it was sitting Henrik Jess Jensen in the board of directors and was reportedly a driving force in the opposition against Worre.

Jensen was the vice-president and 2016 president of DCU. He is also today the vice-president of the european cykleunion, UEC, and is a serious contender, hence, to the post of president for the enterprise.

On the erhvervsnetværket Linkedin is the his duties in the UEC rather than the chair in the DCU, he emphasizes. In civilian life, he is head of department in Aalborg Municipality.

Officially this was not a firing, since Worre left the post as DCU director in 2013. It was called out, he just was relieved for the day to day management of the Danish cycling in order to fully concentrate on organizing Around Denmark.

he has made since 2014 through his company, which has sold consultancy services to DCU. Worre is Denmark's only licensed rytteragent and continues his work in the sport as an advisor for, among others, Alexander Battle (Trek-Segafredo) and Julius Jones (Uno-X).

Henrik Jess Jensen has not been to make a comment. The same applies to the DCU director Martin Elleberg Petersen.

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