France won the tour of Denmark
Stage of the Tour of Denmark 2022, in the middle winner Christophe Laporte (Jumbo – Visma) | Photo: Cor Vos
08/20/2022 | (rsn) – In a final that went down to the last meters, Christophe Laporte (Jumbo – Visma) won the last day of the Tour of Denmark and, thanks to the bonus seconds associated with it, Magnus Sheffield won. The blue shirt leaves the leader.
The French, who presented themselves in a bright condition, decided in the last 5th stage from Give to Vejle to run up the hill in front of the Americans, who had to be satisfied in the ranking both on the day and in the final classification. Denmark’s Matthias Skjelmose (Trek – Segafredo) finished third ahead of Sheffield team-mate Ecuadorian Jhonnatan Narvaez, Swiss Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and Denmark’s Sören Kragh Andersen (DSM), who was classified at the same time as Laporte.
Jonasrutsch of Wiesbaden (EF Education – EasyPost) finished 26th, 41 seconds.
The 29-year-old Laporte, who was second behind Sheffield before the podium, swapped with the 20-year-old to secure his fourth win of the season by Sheffield by four seconds, from the rear wheel of the new jumbo. He sprinted to win the stage. Jensen finished the final stage with a deficit of nine seconds. Schmid behind, 42 seconds, in sixth place, Rutsch finished the race in 17th place, 1:41 minutes behind Laporte.
Laporte also dominated the outstanding performance of his team, who won two more stages over Olav Kooij. The overall winner also won the points classification ahead of his Dutch teammate, Sheffield, who won the stage 2 time trial, having to be content with winning the junior classification.
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