"Lars Boom tried to surprise the bunch - said sport director Dmitri Sedoun - attacking when there were only 3 km to the finish line. And he almost did it, he has been taken 300 meters from the end of the stage. "
"We ran well - he added - and also the fifth place of Laurens De Vreese is a good result."
The stage was won by the Danish Magnus Cort Nielsen who preceded for 2 seconds the rest of the peloton. Thanks to fifth place today, the Belgian De Vreese is ninth in the General Classification with a 34 seconds gap from the leading the Italian Daniele Bennati.
Maxat Ayazbayev fell along with other runners but fortunately without consequences and arrived safely in Sønderborg.
Tomorrow, the queen stage of this Tour of Denmark, with the third stage from Aabenraa in Vejle of 180 km that has an undulating path and several steep climbs.