Jan Trøjborg

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Jan Trøjborg
Born14 December 1955
Died6 May 2012(2012-05-06) (aged 56)

Jan Trøjborg (14 December 1955 – 6 May 2012[1]) was a Danish politician representing the Social Democrats.

He was a member of parliament (Folketinget) from 8 September 1987 to 31 December 2005. In November 2005 he was elected Mayor of Horsens. At the time of his death, he was the chairman of Kommunernes Landsforening. He died of a heart attack while riding a bicycle in a cycling race. His demise occurred the day before a Giro d'Italia stage was taking place in his city. Trøjborg had been a key factor in bringing the 2012 Giro to Denmark.[2][3]

Ministers posts[edit]


  1. ^ "Jan Trøjborg død af hjertetilfælde". TV2.dk (in Danish). TV2.dk. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  2. ^ "Jan Trøjborg, mayor of Horsens, passed away during a bike race". Revolve Magazine. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  3. ^ Young, Mike (7 May 2012). "Prominent Danish politician dies in bike race". University Post (University of Copenhagen). Universitetsavisen. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Poul Nielson
Minister for Development Cooperation
10 July 1999 – 21 December 2000
Succeeded by
Anita Bay Bundegaard
Preceded by
Hans Hækkerup
Defence Minister of Denmark
21 December 2000 – 27 November 2001
Succeeded by
Svend Aage Jensby