This past week has offered a super bonanza of top notch sort to visitors and residents of Sonderborg.
U19 European Handball Championship (Women)
Denmark is a country crazy about handball. In fact, this tournament has been won 3 times out of the 17 it has been organised by the Danish team. Therefore, Denmark, specifically Sonderborg & Kolding, was considered a fitting location for the 2013 edition.
The tournament started last Thursday (1st of August). At a cost of 50 DKK for a whole day of games, popping in to see a couple of goals from the European stars of the future is well worth it! Games in Sonderborg end on the 10th of August with the 16-10th placement games. When we visited there was quite a lot of space available, so just drop in and enjoy the atmosphere and the playmanship.
World Championship – Europe class Sailing
Considering the lovely weather we have been having, enjoying the outdoors may be of interest. In that case, Sonderborg has been hosting the world championships for the Europe class dinghy since the 29th of July. The boats leave from the Sonderborg marina, from where you can watch the sailors in action out on the water.
As with the handball championship, this championship will come to an end next weekend, with the final races occurring on Saturday 10th August.
Post Danmark Rundt
Post Danmark rundt is a Danish stage race for professional bicycle racers. Followed by around half of Danes, this is a well-known race that hits the spot in this cycling crazy country. This year, 2nd stage ended and the 3rd stage started in Sonderborg.
We went along to watch the finish of the second stage. The race ended by 3 circuits into Sonderborg, up over the bridge and towards Dybbol Molle. This meant that as spectators we got to see the riders pass by four times. This – together with spotting Mark Cavendish – made the wait well worth it!
The six stages of the race came to an end today in Frederiksberg. Mark Cavendish did win this last leg, but the overall winner was Wilco Kelderman.