Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) reported the win on stage 2 of his property country tour, the PostNord Danmark Rundt, was a welcome spend off after the trials of a complicated Tour de France.
Pedersen crashed out of the Critérium du Dauphiné in the guide up to the Tour de France and then when he lined up at the Grand Tour observed his hopes of phase wins fade, with an eighth spot on the fourth working day the most effective he could do. The success did not stacked up to his 2020 overall performance, when he 2 times came close to a stage victory with next sites, and nor did it stay up to the rider’s own expectations.
“Yeah, it’s not a top secret that the Tour was pretty shit,” reported Pedersen in a statement. “I was preventing as a result of that to get one more level for the rest of the time, and I think these days demonstrates it was really worth it to go by means of all that in France. It is just awesome to get once more, and on residence roadways, it’s even nicer.”
The uphill cobbled complete in Sønderborg at the finish of the 189.6 kilometre stage 2 of the PostNord Danmark Rundt – Tour of Denmark – was an perfect in good shape for the winner of Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Sitting sixth in line in the remaining 200 metres Pedersen then launched and just didn’t appear again, catching the sprinters out with a powerful and sustained acceleration. The 25 yr outdated held off the duelling Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-NextHash) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), who had been bumping shoulders as they charged towards the line.
“This is under no circumstances an effortless complete – uphill and a headwind – but I considered I could acquire,” reported Pedersen. “It was also a difficult race nowadays, and the last laps were definitely difficult with Remco (Evenepoel) undertaking a nuts tempo for virtually two and a 50 % laps on your own, pulling definitely seriously tough. It was just a challenging day, and I know soon after a tough day like this, I can continue to do a fantastic dash.”
There was a break up in the peloton earlier in the race, with cross winds blowing from the North Sea, but the race in the end came back collectively. The new break which then shaped with 70 kilometres to go was swept up not long just after the race arrived on the specialized 6.5 kilometre finishing circuit, which the peloton would pass through three situations.
“The team did a genuinely, definitely excellent work today. When it split in the crosswind, we ended up 3 fellas there, and the moment the second team arrived again, the whole crew was in the front within just minutes,” stated Pedersen.
“Jakob (Egholm) did some very good pulling in the local lap, (Alexander) Kamp assisted seriously nicely, and Julien (Bernard) also. Mattias (Skjelmose), (Matteo) Moschetti and Michel (Ries) – the entire crew labored with each other it’s wonderful to shell out the guys back again,” claimed the former environment winner. “In the 1st meeting we had yesterday, I explained I am in this article to get. It is great to see that they suffered to enable me do that.”