UNVEILING OF THE ROUTES FOR 2023

The unveiling of the routes for the 2023 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will take place on Thursday 27th October from 11.30 (UTC+2) at the Palais des Congrès convention centre in Paris.

Stage town for the 1st time Municipality in the region of Southern Denmark
Population: 32,000 (Nyborgians)
Specialities: stegt flaesh (roast pork in parsley sauce with potatoes)
Personalities: Carl Aarsleff (sculptor, 19th century), Elsebeth Egholm (journalist and writer), Frederik Sogaard (badminton, European champion 2019-21), Dorte Jensen (sailing, Olympic medallist 2004).
Sport: Nicolaj Ernst (inventor of handball in 1897)
Festival: Danehof (medieval festival)
Economy: food industry, administration, tourism. 
Websites: nyborg.dkvisitnyborg.dkbikeisland.dk

Water tower of Nyborg, designed by Emil Schwanenflügel, Odense in 1899 © Getty/horstgerlach
A swarm of seagulls at the Old town pond of Nyborg © Getty/horstgerlach

NYBORG AND CYCLING  

Nyborg has been a stage town for the Tour of Denmark on four occasions, and has seen Ivan Basso triumph in a TT in 2005 and Mads Schmidt in 2016. In 2011, the city also held a Danish championship won by Nicki Sorensen, winner of a stage in the Tour de France two years earlier.  

sorensen (nicki) - (dan) - © Pressesports/Bernard Papon
Local Caption basso (ivan) - (ita) - © Pressesports/Alain Mounic

SIGHTS  

Nyborg Castle

Foundation: 1170
Style: medieval
Characteristics: built around 1170, the castle was originally square in shape with corner towers connected by a curtain wall and surrounded by a moat. A residential building was built in the mid-13th century and a defence tower was built on the eastern wall. Until 1413, the palace was the location of the medieval parliament, the Danehof. Christian III, who frequently stayed in the building, built a new banqueting hall and a tower in the 1540s, and under Christian IV, further improvements were made by Italian architect Domenicus Badiaz. The castle was damaged during the Danish-Swedish war (1657-1658).
Special features: most of the buildings were demolished at the end of the 17th century and the material was reused in 1722 for the construction of Odense Castle.
History: It was in the castle that King Erik V Klipping signed the first constitution of Denmark in 1282.
Current destination: The castle was restored by Mogens Clemmensen from 1917 to 1923 and became a museum.  

Voldspil Nyborg Open Air Theatre

Built on the former ramparts of Nyborg Castle, this is the oldest open-air theatre in Denmark, with a capacity of up to 1,300 spectators. The performances are mainly in summer and are presented by an amateur troupe.  

Glorup Castle

Construction: 14th century, then 1743
Style: Baroque
Characteristics: The estate is mentioned in 1390 and in the 16th century a Renaissance castle with four corner towers was built, surrounded by a moat, which was demolished to make way in 1742-43 for a small Baroque castle built by architect Philip de Lange (1710-66). The castle was refurbished in 1762-1765 by Christian Joseph Zuber (1736-1802), a pupil of Nicolas-Henri Jardin (1720-1799), who was involved in the designs. The bell tower was built in 1773. The castle is surrounded by an English-style park. The agricultural estate and its land and forests consist of 1,132 hectares.
History: Glorup belonged to the Valkendorf family from 1400 to 1661, and then to the Ahlefeldts from 1661 to 1711, when it came into the possession of the von Plessen family. The estate was bought by Count Adam Gottlob Moltke in 1762, whose descendants still own it today. The park is open to the public.
Special features: Hans-Christian Andersen was a guest at the castle.  

West Bridge

Construction: between 1988 and 1994
Characteristics: It is a box girder bridge with a length of 6,611 metres. The navigation gauge is 18 metres. It is in fact two physically separate bridges. The northern bridge is used for rail traffic and the southern bridge carries road traffic.
Length: 6,611 m
Height: 18 m
Special features: crossing the bridge by car takes about 15 minutes and puts Copenhagen 1 hour 45 minutes away by road from Odense.  

© Getty/SteffenHoejager
© Creative Commons 4.0/Soluvo

TO EAT  

The must-try speciality of Funen, the Nyborg region, is the omelette (Æggekage in Danish = egg cake), an old regional speciality. Served with grilled pork, rye bread and mustard, it is a local culinary tradition that the Carlslund restaurant in Odense has been serving since 1860. The Carslrund recipe has since been adopted and adapted by most of the restaurants in Funen. Beware, Danish omelettes are particularly hearty! In Nyborg, you can find them in the oldest brasserie in the city, the Centralen restaurant, but only on order, two days in advance, and for at least ten people... To accompany it, why not let yourself be tempted by some Danish wine? Near Nyborg, three vineyards have been producing quality white wines for the past ten years, most of them organically grown: Orbæk Vingard, Frorup Vingard and Stokkebye, the oldest, whose wines are on the menu of the best Danish restaurants.

Egg omelet with sausage and seasonings in a cast iron pan top view. High quality photo © Getty/Kseniya Romazanova

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