Dag Erik Pedersen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Dag Erik Pedersen

Norwegian racing cyclist and cycling journalist

Date of Birth: 06-Jun-1959

Place of Birth: Skien, Eastern Norway, Norway

Profession: television presenter, journalist, sport cyclist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About 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. 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.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.
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  • King, Michael Persbrandt, Rod Stewart, Kronprins Haakon of Norway, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú and Bernard Kouchner.
  • 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.In an interview with Norwegian media VG/NRK., Dag Erik Pedersen does nok exclude that he might have been drugged, when he in the 80's 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.

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