Finally could Norwegians see one of their own in yellow at Tour de France as
Bernt Myrer ran in front of Lance Armstrong all dressed in yellow, as a
chicken no less.
While Norwegian TV 2’s expert commentator described the stunt as stupid and
dangerous, Myrer himself is rather pleased with his stunt.
He claims he contributed to improving the atmosphere at the sidelines during
Thursday’s Tour de France competition. However, Armstrong may not at all
agree with him.
Finally a person in the audience that pulled Myrer off the road after he had
been running in front of the bikers several hundred meters uphill at Col de
la Croix Fry.
Inspired by comedian
Norwegian Bernt Myrer had been inspired by
the stunt comedian Bård Tufte Johansen pulled in January 2002 when he,
dressed as a chicken, interrupted a TV 2 reporter who was conducting a live
airing from Rikshospitalet as Thorbjørn Jagland, the former leader of the
Labor party, was at the hospital.
According to the Norwegian paper VG, Myrer borrowed the costume from the
Norwegian television channel NRK’s wardrobes, and took off to France.
Millions of television viewers saw as the 28-year-old from Enebakk threw
himself in front of Lance Armstrong and the rest of the Tour de France
Entertained tired Norwegians
Later Myrer entertained by
Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Thor Hushovd, who both were having a hard time that
«I was running alongside Hushovd,» Myrer stated to VG. «He grinned, at least
he didn’t growl. Arvesen held my friend’s hand.»
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