Race: Tour of Denmark, Stage 3
Start/Finish: Aabenraa/Vejle, Denmark
Distance: 180 kilometers
Vejle, Denmark — For the second consecutive day, Team Novo Nordisk was aggressive from the start. Chris Williams was the first rider to attack and when his group was reeled in, James Glasspool immediately jumped on the wheel of the next attacker. This eagerness continued but despite the team’s best efforts, they missed out on the five-rider break that eventually got free on Stage 3 of the Tour of Denmark.
The 180-kilometer stage concluded with three 5.6-km laps on a circuit featuring a 21 percent climb up Kiddesvej. As the escapees reached the climb for the first time, all but one rider was reeled in by a reduced peloton. Despite a very hard crash on the day before, Team Novo Nordisk’s David Lozano made this front group. On the second lab, the chase group began to splinter. By the final lap, attacks flew but the race came down to 20 riders with Michael Valgren (Tinkoff) holding on for the win and moving into the overall race lead. Lozano finished in 31st position, 1:10 behind Valgren.