Magnus Cort wins Tour of Denmark stage 2

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Magnus Cort Nielsen (Postnord Danmark) claimed his first win in 2016 on stage 2 of the Tour of Denmark. The Dane launched a long sprint from far back on the uphill finishing straight in Sønderborg and narrowly came around Moreno Hofland (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff) who picked up valuable bonus seconds and so extended his overall lead.

Bennati faces a much sterner test tomorrow in the queen stage which finishes with the well-known circuit in Vejle. After a relatively flat start with just two smaller climbs, the stage is likely to turn into an elimination race when the riders get to the climbs around Vejle. It kicks off when the riders hit the Østengaard climb and the very steep Chr. Winthersvej after around 130km of racing and then they will hit the finishing circuit where they will tackle the 21% climb of Kiddesvej for the first time. In the end, they will do three laps of the 5.6km circuit that includes the brutally steep wall just 700m from the slightly uphill finale.

Tour of Denmark 2016 – stage 2 results (Rømø – Sønderborg):

1 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Postnord Danmark)

4:52:26

2 Moreno Hofland (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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3 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff)

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4 Amaury Capiot (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise)

+02”

5 Laurens De Vreese (Astana)

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6 Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Virtu Pro Veloconcept)

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7 Scott Thwaites (Bora-Argon 18)

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8 Roy Jans (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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9 Alexander Camp (Stolting)

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10 Marco Marcato (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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General classification after stage 2:

1 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff)

8:24:39

2 Mads Wurtz Schmitz (Virtu Pro Veloconcept)

+15”

3 Moreno Hofland (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+22”

4 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Postnord Danmark)

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5 Michael Gogl (Tinkoff)

+31”

6 Michael Valgren (Tinkoff)

+33”

7 Amaury Capiot (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise)

+34”

8 Roy Jans (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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9 Laurens De Vreese (Astana)

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10 Gijs Van Hoecke (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise)

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