“It’s a good start - said Andrea Guardini at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Denmark - and I'm happy with my fifth place".
"The only regret I have is not being able to close on the two that left the small group on the final circuit. I was alone and I could not do much. "
The stage was marked by strong wind that, with 50 km to go, has encouraged the breakaway of a small peloton. At the finish line of Esbjerg won the Italian Daniele Bennati, first leader of the Danish race.
"We could be a little more careful - said sports director Dmitri Sedoun - but Andrea has shown that he is well and there will be new opportunities."
Tomorrow the second stage from Rømø in Sønderborg 180 km; a path that does not present particular difficulties but that could be affected by the wind.