fundamentally, this is a public service, so had there been to talk about all the other – or at least as good as all the others – as it was, internally, on the TV 2.
But now there was talk about Jørgen Leth, the man who has played a significant role in the danes ' great love for cycling and in particular the Tour de France through the decades.
And so it was to a press release Thursday morning.
But the fundamental feel the team he will play in the TV 2, Frederik Lauesen, not that there is so damn much more to it. For it may well be that the parties have not been completely agree, but there has not been dug trenches, and there is not floated blood on the redaktionsgangene.
- Basic is the right one. Every year before the big events, we sit down and find out how to get the most out of the coverage. This year, we felt that we would be able to get more out of to get Jorgen to contribute more at home from the studio, he explains to Extra Bladet.
He rejects that there have been incidents earlier, or problems with Jørgen Leths previous role in the latest editions of the Tour de France.
Leth in the company of Rolf Sørensen and Dennis Ritter, as he has commented on the Tour de France several times. Picture: Finn Frandsen/Ritzau Scanpix
It had otherwise been nearby, as Jørgen Leth to many people's surprise last summer no longer was a part of the kommentatorboksen together with Dennis Ritter and other experts – but rather sat somewhere in the wild and contributed with their own observations and assessments.
- There is as such nothing happened. We would just like to have him there (in Odense, denmark, red.). Would your setup be best, says Frederik Lauesen.
He adds that this is true for the virtue has not been easy for him to have to make the decision. As so many others are Frederik Lauesen big fan of Jørgen Leth as Tour de France commentator.
I'm super upset about it, for he is absolutely invaluable. And we must not neglect what he has brought. It was also, therefore, we agreed that it would be strange if we not said to us, " says Frederik Lauesen.
But what now? Is the co-operation between TV 2 and Jørgen Leth definitely come to an end?
- As with all of our experts, we can have a talk once a year. It is one-year agreements, we account. The same with Jørgen. I will not exclude the possibility that we may have other wants next year, he says.
Jørgen Leth has not responded to Ekstra inquiries. We would like to have thought, to hear his assessment of why he would not comment from Odense.
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