Evenepoel claims stage 5 and seals Tour of Denmark overall victory

Remco Evenepoel became the youngest rider in the history of the Tour of Denmark to win the raceafter a solid ride in the flat and technical 10.8km individual time trial.

An average speed of 53km/h saw Evenepoel clock 12:13 at the finish, a result that helped him secure the overall standings ahead of Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma).

“In a time trial you always go deep, and that’s what I did today”, said Evenepoel. “I didn’t see myself as the main favourite for the win, but getting it makes me happy, especially as it came on a short and technical ITT, with a lot of turns, that normally doesn’t suit me. I didn’t take any risks, as the main goal was to come home safely and wrap up the GC, but I’m delighted with the victory, because it’s always nice to get one in the leader’s jersey. It was the cherry on the cake at the end of a beautiful week.”

“The victory is also a sign of things heading in the right direction, as I could feel better than in the previous races against the clock. My hard work and patience are starting to pay off, which is good for my confidence. The GC is my fifth win of the season, which I want to celebrate with this amazing team before returning to work again for the next races”, added Remco.

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