PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark

Stage 5) Frederiksberg - Frederiksberg

DK Denmark Saturday 14 August 2021 10.8 km

Remco Evenepoel wins the Danmark Rundt

Remco Evenepoel wins the Danmark Rundt

Remco Evenepoel became the youngest rider in the history of the Danmark Rundt to win the race, capping off a dominant week with a solid ride in the flat and technical 10.8km individual time trial, despite the wet roads that made for not such a straightforward final day in Frederiksberg.

Leader in the rankings by a huge margin, Evenepoel found his rhythm as soon as he left the start house, navigating the course handsomely and producing an impressive turn of legs that showed he was on track for a good result. Coming onto the finishing straight, the 21-year-old looked poised to beat the provisional time, which in the end he did for just a second after an out-of-the-saddle sprint in the last 200 meters.

An average speed of 53km/h saw Remco clock 12:13 at the finish, a result that helped him secure the overall standings, his second GC success of the year after the one at the Tour of Belgium, back in June.

“In a time trial you always go deep, and that’s what I did today. I didn’t see myself as the main favourite for the win, but getting it makes me happy, especially as it came on a short and technical ITT, with a lot of turns, that normally doesn’t suit me. I didn’t take any risks, as the main goal was to come home safely and wrap up the GC, but I’m delighted with the victory, because it’s always nice to get one in the leader’s jersey. It was the cherry on the cake at the end of a beautiful week.”

“The victory is also a sign of things heading in the right direction, as I could feel better than in the previous races against the clock. My hard work and patience are starting to pay off, which is good for my confidence. The GC is my fifth win of the season, which I want to celebrate with this amazing team before returning to work again for the next races”, added Remco.

 

Photo credit: ©Thomas Sjørup

Race details

1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:13
2 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
0:01
3 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:06
4 Edoardo Affini
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:07
5 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:14
6 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:20
7 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:23
8 Morten Hulgaard
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:28
9 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:31
10 Adam Holm Jørgensen
BHS - PL Beton Bornholm
0:33
15 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:38
31 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:50
32 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:51
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:19:17
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
1:42
3 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:00
4 Nick van der Lijke
Riwal Cycling Team
2:14
5 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
2:30
6 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
3:46
7 Anthon Charmig
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3:51
8 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
4:06
9 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
4:42
10 Lucas Eriksson
Riwal Cycling Team
4:42
15 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:51
18 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:08
21 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:45
80 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32:48
87 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:29
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
52 pt
2 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30 pt
3 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
29 pt
4 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
26 pt
5 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
6 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
21 pt
7 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
8 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
9 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
18 pt
10 Sebastian Nielsen
Restaurant Suri - Carl Ras
18 pt
24 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
1 Rasmus Bøgh Wallin
Denmark
40 pt
2 Emil Toudal
BHS - PL Beton Bornholm
40 pt
3 Frederik Irgens Jensen
BHS - PL Beton Bornholm
32 pt
4 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16 pt
5 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
12 pt
6 Jesper Hansen
Riwal Cycling Team
12 pt
7 Daniel Stampe
Denmark
12 pt
8 Norbert Banaszek
HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski
12 pt
9 Anders Foldager
Denmark
12 pt
10 Jakub Kaczmarek
HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski
12 pt
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:19:17
2 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
4:06
3 Rick Pluimers
Team Jumbo-Visma
10:46
4 Antonio Puppio
Team Qhubeka NextHash
14:37
5 Kasper Andersen
ColoQuick
15:14
6 Sébastien Grignard
Lotto Soudal
16:07
7 Tim van Dijke
Team Jumbo-Visma
17:03
8 Sebastian Nielsen
Restaurant Suri - Carl Ras
19:53
9 Frederik Irgens Jensen
BHS - PL Beton Bornholm
21:44
10 Fabio Mazzucco
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
22:15
1 Trek - Segafredo 52:08:18
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 4:59
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 10:27
4 Riwal Cycling Team 10:37
5 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 12:39
6 ColoQuick 22:28
7 Rally Cycling 22:31
8 Lotto Soudal 23:00
9 Denmark 24:13
10 Team Qhubeka NextHash 24:58

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