Boogerd wins Stars Dancing on Ice

Two-time stage winner of the Tour de France, Michael Boogerd says that while it is exciting to win Dutch television program Stars Dancing on Ice, it doesn't compare to prevailing on the bike.

"I really feel a victory, but it can not come close to winning a big race as a cyclist," Boogerd said. "You get paid for something, but that is not the same as cycling."

The 38-year-old won series four of the program, titled 'Sterren Dansen op het Ijs' with skating partner Darya Nucci. The pair attracted 50.3% of the public vote in the finale.

The former Dutch National champion is now set to perform in Holiday on Ice where he said he was looking forward to showing his skills in Holland. "It sounds like great fun to do," Boogerd enthused.

Boogerd retired from professional cycling in 2007.


Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1