Valgren claims stage 3 and overall lead in Tour of Denmark
Michael Valgren won stage 3 at the Tour of Denmark and took thoverall lead from his teammate Daniele Bennati. parlaying a brilliant final kilometer attack into a stage win and the blue jersey.
The Tinkoff rider entered into a late breakaway, driven by the Stölting team, and then jumped clear of his companions to win the stage by two seconds over Alexander Kamp and Marco Marcato (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).
“I’m really happy – it’s my first win in a few years, and it’s the hardest stage to win in the Tour of Denmark,” Valgren said. “The city where we finished today, I lived there for two years so I know the town really well, so it’s really nice to win there in front of the public. It was quite hard with little time between the Tour [de France], but I love to ride in Denmark and to show the people here who come to see me that I am capable of getting the results – it’s nice to pay them back.”
Tour of Denmark 2016 – stage 3 results (Aabenraa – Vejle):
- Michael Valgren (Tinkoff) 4:18:48
2. Alexander Kamp (Stölting) +02″ 3. Marco Marcato (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) ,, 4. Rasmus Mygind (Riwal Platform) ,, 5. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Postnord Danmark) +06″ 6. Gillio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) +12″ 7. Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Roompot – Oranje Peloton) +13″ 8. Rasmus Guldhammer (Stölting) ,, 9. Laurens De Vreese (Astana) ,, 10. Frederik Backaert (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) ,,
General classification after stage 3:
- Michael Valgren (Tinkoff) 12:43:50
2. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Postnord Danmark) +05″ 3. Alexander Kamp (Stölting) +07″ 4. Marco Marcato (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) +09″ 5. Rasmus Mygind (Riwal Platform) +13″ 6. Rasmus Guldhammer (Stölting) +22″ 7. Gillio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) +23″ 8. Tim Declercq (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise) ,, 9. Laurens De Vreese (Astana) +24″ 10. Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Roompot – Oranje Peloton) ,,