Dag Erik Pedersen

Dag Erik Pedersen (born 6 June 1959) is a retired Norwegian road racing cyclist with a long career as professional. He won 3 stages in the Giro d'Italia and he came 4th in the Road race in the 1981 World Championship. He was a member of Birkenes IL, previously for Larvik SK and Grenland SK before he turned professional after the worlds in September 1981.

Dag Erik Pedersen
Dag Erik Pedersen.jpg
Dag Erik Pedersen, 2008
Personal information
Full nameDag Erik Pedersen
Born (1959-06-06) 6 June 1959 (age 62)
Skien, Norway
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1982–1983Bianchi–Piaggio
1984–1985Murella–Rossin
1986–1987Ariostea–Gres
1988–1989PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1990TVM
1991Del Tongo–MG Boys
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
3 individual stages (1984, 1986)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (1992)

Pedersen won a total of 43 professional races in his 12 years in Italy and Holland. He won the Norwegian National Road Race Championship in 1992.[1]

After he retired as a cyclist he began working for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation where he now works as an anchor. He won best news and sports anchor in Norway in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008. He speaks fluent English, German, Italian, French, Dutch and basic Spanish.

Pedersen has also been working with film director Nils Gaup on several occasions. Best known are "When Dylan came to Langesund" and "Deadline Torp". In 2000, he made a TV documentary about King Harald of Norway. He has also made TV portraits of famous people like Sir Paul McCartney, Andrea Bocelli, B. B. King, Michael Persbrandt, Rod Stewart, Kronprins Haakon of Norway, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú and Bernard Kouchner.[citation needed] In the early 1980s he had a career as a pop singer issuing two singles and the album Gatelangs.

He spent 24 days in prison in 1994 for speeding.[2]

In an interview with Norwegian media VG/NRK.,[3] Pedersen did not exclude that he might have been drugged, when he in the 1980s got injections in which he did not know the content.

Already in 2008, Pedersen said that injections with unknown content was a part of the normal daily routines as a bicycle professional. Pedersen tested positive for ephedrine at the 1981 Milk Race (Tour of Britain) and got a one-month suspension.[4]

Major resultsEdit

1977
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1979
1st Overall Ringerike GP
2nd Overall Tour de Berlin
1980
2nd Overall Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1981
1st Overall GP Tell
1st Overall Ringerike GP
1st Stage 9 Milk Race
1982
1st Giro del Lazio
5th Giro dell'Emilia
5th GP Industria & Artigianato
7th Coppa Agostoni
8th Overall Ruota d'Oro
1983
2nd Giro del Veneto
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
3rd Overall Tour of the Americas
4th Overall Tour de Romandie
8th Overall Tour of Sweden
1984
1st Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 4
2nd Giro di Campania
6th Milan–San Remo
7th Overall Giro del Trentino
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 9 & 16
10th Paris–Tours
1986
1st Stage 15 Giro d'Italia
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd Overall Giro di Puglia
3rd GP Industria & Artigianato
4th Giro dell'Etna
6th Trofeo Pantalica
7th Tre Valli Varesine
7th Züri-Metzgete
8th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
8th Giro del Trentino
10th Paris–Tours
10th Giro di Campania
10th Nice–Alassio
1987
4th Grand Prix Cerami
9th Milan–San Remo
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1989
1st Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stages 1 & 5
2nd Milano–Torino
5th Brabantse Pijl
1990
1st Overall Ringerike GP
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stages 4, 5 & 6
1991
1st Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stages 2 & 5
2nd Overall Tour of Sweden
1st Stages 3 & 6
1992
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Norway

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
  Vuelta a España
  Giro d'Italia 10 DNF 81 59 DNF DNF
  Tour de France
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Norway". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ Enger, Thomas. "Stjernene det lukter svidd av". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ Jøssing, Helge. "Dag Erik Pedersen kan ha vært dopet". NRK Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ Slik svarer eks-syklistene på dopingspørsmål, vg.no, 1. October 2010 (in Norwegian)