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While the Danish team year after year is required to pay significant sums to obtain a license in Denmark's Cycling Union, gave president Henrik Jess Jensen in the year 2018, the discount to the swiss team Bigla Pro Cycling, who sought the license in Denmark.
a Few months later he bought an expensive Finisher-race bike of the same team to his daughter for a price that, according to a Danish Finisher-expert, it was half of the market price.
The economic boost for the swiss team, according to Ekstra information is never approved in DCU's board of directors, and it was granted under a strong protest from the chief executive, the administration manager Jens-Erik Majlund.
the Chairman's conflict of interests, in this case, internally in the union reinforced the suspicion that he takes advantage of his position to promote his daughter's cycling career. In advance Henrik Jess Jensen on a charge of having squeezed past damelandstræner Catherine Marsal to take the daughter to the european championships in the Czech republic in 2018.
It is a case, Extra Magazine revealed recently: See also: Accusation: Required her daughter selected for the national team
According to Marsal have the matter of the rebate been brought up at a staff meeting in the DCU, but the background of the president's generosity towards the swiss team was never disclosed.
- There are none of us landstrænere in the DCU, who have not heard of it, but we got the message that it should just not talk more about it, says Marsal.
the Extra Leaf has been around in the Danish cycling to find answers, but no one can point to a logical explanation of the fact that a swiss team would have a discount in a license, as the Danish team paid full price for.
the Reason for the lack of knowledge seems to be that Jess Jensen never explained the matter and has also not been required to provide a statement.
- It does not work as a textbook example of good management, " says Henrik H. Brandt, who for many years stood in the forefront of Sports Studies and currently runs The Consulting firm.
- There must be clear procedures for such a thing. It's weird, if just one man can determine it here. And it amazes me that it just gets accepted in the organization.
- If it's running in the way that it is almost a kind of sole proprietorship where he just decides everything, then I must say that it is precisely the sort of thing that has created fertile ground for the far greater scandals - for example, as we see in weightlifting right now, says Henrik H. Brandt with regard to the detection of corruption, financial fraud and dopingbedrag in the international vægtløftningsforbund, IWF.
the Situation in the DCU tolerates no comparison with the IWF case, but it suggests, says Henrik H. Brandt, that the time has come in the DCU to review the rules and procedures in order to ensure that the organisation lives up to the commonly accepted criteria for governance.
In an email writes Henrik Jess Jensen:
- As president I will assure that when we on Sunday held congress and a new bestyrelseshold be composed after the elections, will be ‘Code of Conduct’ (guidelines for good behavior, ed.) one of the first, together we revisit the.
- you Acknowledge that it raises doubts about your judgment and provides a breeding ground for the unrest in the union, that you first provide a team discount, so ago to buy a bike of the same team?
- No, it recognizes I'm not. The turmoil in the union are in a different place – and that we are discussing internally, writes Henrik Jess Jensen.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Pointing on the board of directors
Henrik Jess Jensen has been chairman of the Danish Cycling Union since 2016. He is also the vice-president of the european cykleunion, UEC. Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix.
Henrik Jess Jensen has not made himself available for an interview, why all his answers are submitted in writing. In the first place, he announced that the decision to give the Bigla Pro Cycling discount ‘must be seen in context with the kvindesatsning, as the DCU's board of directors adopted 2. december 2014’.
The relevant point on the agenda was closed, and there is therefore no public record of the discussions. Henrik Jess Jensen was at the time vice-president of the board of directors.
in response to a follow-up question finds Henrik Jess Jensen, that ‘all agreements on the reduction in quality digital interface is taken by the board of directors’. Further, he writes, that there is created a precedent for the rates ‘at new record’, since two other team through time has been a reduction in the price. In one case, was the discount adopted at a meeting of the board 30. October 2015, he writes.
When it comes to the Bigla Pro Cycling, as the first team registered in 2005, he refers specifically to a meeting of the board 7. February 2018, where the discount to the swiss team should be discussed and adopted.
He says that ‘Bigla Pro Cycling got about a 50 percent reduction in 2018, which was approved by the board 7. February 2018’. The list price of a teamlicens is 40,000 dollars.
‘Good relationships is the way to ensure more Danish cyclists the opportunity to go on World Tour-level,’ writes Henrik Jess Jensen as a reason.
the Agenda and the minutes of the meeting contain no mention of the rebate to the Bigla Pro Cycling. Meeting participants, which Ekstra Bladet has spoken with, remember no discussion of rates, to the Bigla Pro Cycling - neither 7. February 2018 or on any other board meeting.
Ekstra Bladet has asked the incumbent board of directors to comment on the matter. Two members have thanks to no pr. mail, while the other two do not have the answer.
The last member, Bo Belhage, is after his public criticism of Henrik Jess Jensen has been met with advokatpåbud not to comment on the board's work.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Traded for 15.000
Henrik Jess Jensen has sent documentation to the Extra Blade for the deal with the Bigla-team owner Thomas Campana. The documents show that he paid the 7,500 crowns for the blue-and-white Finisher P5-bicycle frame.
the Frame is produced in 2014 and put into use in 2015. Campana stresses that it was sold at the market price, and Henrik Jess Jensen share this view, the information he per. mail.
Henrik Jess Jensen's daughter, Mette, has on Instagram posted a picture of himself on the bike at the WORLD championships in Innsbruck in 2018:
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WORLD championship ITT 2018 was a big experience
Finisher-the expert Hans Peter Knudsen from Børkop Bikes estimates that a used Finisher P5-framework traded for dkk 15,000.
- Nyprisen for a Finisher P5-framework from 2015 is roughly 30,000 dollars, and with a few years old goes like a for about half the price, " says Hans Peter Knudsen.
Henrik Jess Jensen maintains that he purchased the bicycle to the market price assessed ‘out from age and tear and wear’. He states further, that there is ‘something abnormal in that you buy rolex teamcykler - it happens all the time in the sport’.
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