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Migels and Rosiejak will be the moderators in Berlin

Karsten Migels and Stefan Rosiejak. © Frontalvision.de/Renate Franz
Karsten Migels and Stefan Rosiejak. © Frontalvision.de/Renate Franz

Berlin. Eurosport commentator Karsten Migels and the long-time UCI speaker Stefan Rosiejak will be the moderators of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot (26 February until 1 March) in the Berlin Velodrome.

“I’m really looking forward to the role at the World Championships at home and hope that we can arouse a bigger public interest for this beautiful and traditional sport”, said Rosiejak. The 52 year old from Gelsenkirchen (GER) was born into the speaker business. Father Hubert was the moderator of the six day races in Dortmund and Münster and speaker for the track races as part of the Olympic Games in Munich 1972. Rosiejak junior - mainly working as CEO of the cycling federation in North Rhine-Westphalia - is moderating events for 35 years already, most recently at the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in August in Frankfurt (Oder). Furthermore, the Tour de France 2017 in Germany, the Paralympics 2004 in Athens and in Beijing 2008 and also eight years as moderator at the Deutschland-Tour are highlights of his work.

Since 1997 Karsten Migels is the German voice of cycling at the TV channel Eurosport. Regularly the 55 year old from Overath near Cologne comments the bigger national tours like the Tour de France in a very competent and entertaining way. The Berlin Velodrome is his home arena as he is part of the speaker team at the six day races in Berlin for 8 years already. “The audience in Berlin is always great and will take care of an entertaining atmosphere at the World Championships. It would be great if we were looking back in a few years with positive thoughts in our minds - not only because of the ambience but also because of the success of the German athletes. But I’m not really worried about that.” said Migels, who was an active cyclist himself and can call himself a participant and winner of the 9th place at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.