Danmark Rundt

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Danmark Rundt
Race details
Date August
Region Denmark
English name Tour of Denmark
Local name(s) Danmark Rundt (Danish)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Danish Cycling Federation
Race director Jesper Worre
History
First edition 1985 (1985)
Editions 25 (as of 2015)
First winner  Moreno Argentin (ITA)
Most wins  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) (3 wins)
Most recent  Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN)
Post Danmark Rundt 2005, peloton on stage 2 near Randers

Danmark Rundt is a Danish stage race for professional road bicycle racers organized as a part of the UCI Continental Circuits. It is currently sponsored by the Danish national postal agency, Post Danmark, and the race is therefore also known as Post Danmark Rundt. Currently around 17 teams, with 8 riders each, participate in the 6 stages long race. The race is sometimes called the Tour of Denmark in English language media.

History[edit]

The race was first run yearly from 1985 to 1988 and, after a break of 7 years, from 1995 onwards. It attracts approximately half a million spectators on the road, and half the Danish population follow it in the media.[citation needed]

In 2004 it was won by Kurt Asle Arvesen, after his Team CSC team mate Jens Voigt let him win an intermediate sprint, so Arvesen finished 2 seconds ahead in the overall classification. In 2005 Ivan Basso of Team CSC, coming off the 2005 Tour de France as the overall runner-up, totally dominated the race, and won overall as well as 4 out of 6 stages. Since the race was run at the same time as the UCI ProTour race Eneco Tour, only three UCI ProTour teams participated.

In 2006, the race was won by Fabian Cancellara of CSC ahead of Stuart O'Grady, also of CSC and in 2007 Kurt Asle Arvesen returned to win for the second time, being the first in history to do so, and giving Team CSC its 4th consecutive win. In 2008 Jakob Fuglsang from Team Designa Køkken became the first Dane to win since 2002. In 2009 he became the first rider to win the race two years in a row before going on to win for a third consecutive year in 2010. Fuglsang was succeeded by Australian rider Simon Gerrans in 2011, Lieuwe Westra in 2012 and Wilco Kelderman in 2013.

The 2014 Danmark Rundt was won by Danish rider Michael Valgren of the Tinkoff–Saxo team. The 2015 edition was planned to start on 4 August 2014, with the first stage scheduled to begin in Struer and end in Holstebro. It ended on 8 August.[1] The 2015 Danmark Rundt was won by Danish rider Christopher Juul-Jensen of the Tinkoff–Saxo team.

Winners by year[edit]

Podium positions[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up at Third at
1985  Moreno Argentin (ITA), Sammontana-Bianchi  Kim Andersen (DEN), La Vie Claire 21"  Etienne De Wilde (BEL), Safir-Van de Ven 58"
1986  Jesper Worre (DEN), Selca-Conti-Galli  Jørgen V. Pedersen (DEN), Inoxpran-Carrera 4"  Jelle Nijdam (NED), Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko 13"
1987  Kim Andersen (DEN), Toshiba  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Pepsi-Fanini 6"  Søren Lilholt (DEN), Danmark-Bikuben 24"
1988  Phil Anderson (AUS), TVM  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Ceramiche Ariostea 5"  Søren Lilholt (DEN), Sigma 47"
1989–1994: No competition
1995  Bjarne Riis (DEN), Gewiss–Ballan  Bo Hamburger (DEN), TVM 1'02"  Kaspars Ozers (LAT), Motorola 2'05"
1996  Fabrizio Guidi (ITA), Scrigno  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Rabobank 12"  Bjarne Riis (DEN), Team Telekom 1'02"
1997  Servais Knaven (NED), TVM  Peter Meinert (DEN), U.S. Postal Service 10"  Jesper Skibby (DEN), TVM 24"
1998  Marc Streel (BEL), Team home–Jack & Jones  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Rabobank 54"  Peter Meinert (DEN), U.S. Postal Service 1'19"
1999  Tyler Hamilton (USA), U.S. Postal Service  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Rabobank 18"  Martin Hvastija (SLO), Ballan-Alessio 45"
2000  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Rabobank  Andreas Klöden (GER), Team Telekom 30"  Stéphane Barthe (FRA), AG2R Prévoyance 44"
2001  David Millar (GBR), Cofidis  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST), AG2R Prévoyance 7"  Daniele Nardello (ITA), Mapei–Quick-Step 18"
2002  Jakob Piil (DEN), CSC–Tiscali  Kurt Asle Arvesen (NOR), Team Fakta 1'12"  László Bodrogi (HUN), Mapei–Quick-Step 1'45"
2003  Sebastian Lang (GER), Gerolsteiner  Jurgen van Goolen (BEL), Quick-Step–Davitamon 2"  Laurent Brochard (FRA), AG2R Prévoyance 19"
2004  Kurt Asle Arvesen (NOR), Team CSC  Jens Voigt (GER), Team CSC 2"  Stuart O'Grady (AUS), Cofidis 49"
2005  Ivan Basso (ITA), Team CSC  Kurt Asle Arvesen (NOR), Team CSC 2'21"  Rory Sutherland (AUS), Rabobank 2'51"
2006  Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Team CSC  Stuart O'Grady (AUS), Team CSC 20"  Thomas Ziegler (GER), T-Mobile Team 53"
2007  Kurt Asle Arvesen (NOR), Team CSC  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Liquigas 14"  Matti Breschel (DEN), Team CSC 27"
2008  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Team Designa Køkken  Steve Cummings (GBR), Barloworld 9"  Tom Stamsnijder (NED), Gerolsteiner 15"
2009  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Team Saxo Bank  Maurizio Biondo (ITA), Ceramica Flaminia 3"  Roger Hammond (GBR), Cervélo TestTeam 47"
2010  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Team Saxo Bank  Svein Tuft (CAN), Garmin–Transitions 27"  Matthew Busche (USA), Team RadioShack 1'35"
2011  Simon Gerrans (AUS), Team Sky  Daniele Bennati (ITA), Leopard Trek 9"  Michael Mørkøv (DEN), Saxo Bank–SunGard 29"
2012  Lieuwe Westra (NED), Vacansoleil–DCM  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU), Garmin–Sharp 10"  Manuele Boaro (ITA), Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank 14"
2013  Wilco Kelderman (NED), Belkin Pro Cycling  Lars Bak (DEN), Lotto–Belisol 6"  Matti Breschel (DEN), Saxo–Tinkoff 15"
2014  Michael Valgren (DEN), Tinkoff–Saxo  Lars Bak (DEN), Lotto–Belisol 15"  Manuele Boaro (ITA), Tinkoff–Saxo 17"
2015  Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN), Tinkoff–Saxo  Lars Bak (DEN), Lotto–Soudal 45"  Marco Marcato (ITA), Wanty–Groupe Gobert 49"

Winner of point, mountains, youth and team classifications[edit]

Various secondary competitions have been held over the years.[2]

Year Classements
Point Mountains Youth* Team
1985  Jørgen V. Pedersen (DEN), Inoxpran-Carrera No such competition  Francesco Rossignoli (ITA), Inoxpran-Carrera Inoxpran-Carrera
1986  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Murella Fanini  Johan Capiot (BEL), Roland  Jelle Nijdam (NED), Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko Danmark-Bikuben
1987  Søren Lilholt (DEN), Danmark-Bikuben  Peter Harings (DEN), Panasonic–Isostar  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Pepsi-Fanini Danmark-Bikuben
1988  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Ceramiche Ariostea  Jan van Wijk (NED), Panasonic–Isostar–Colnago–Agu  Rolf Sørensen (DEN), Pepsi-Fanini Roland-Colnago
1989–1994: No competition
1995  Bo Hamburger (DEN), TVM No such competition No such competition TVM
1996  Fabrizio Guidi (ITA), Scrigno Team Telekom
1997  Juris Silovs (LAT), Schauff Öschelbronn U.S. Postal Service
1998  Alberto Ongarato (ITA), Ballan  Paolo Bettini (ITA), ASICS U.S. Postal Service
1999  Nicola Loda (ITA), Ballan  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA), Navigare U.S. Postal Service
2000  Marco Zanotti (ITA), Liquigas–Pata  Luca Paolini (ITA), Mapei–Quick-Step  Andreas Klöden (GER), Team Telekom Team Farm Frites
2001  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST), AG2R Prévoyance  Paolo Valoti (ITA), Alessio  David Millar (GBR), Cofidis CSC–Tiscali
2002  Olaf Pollack (GER), Gerolsteiner  Innar Mandoja (EST), AG2R Prévoyance  Stefan Adamsson (SWE), Team Coast Gerolsteiner
2003  Yuriy Metlushenko (UKR), Landbouwkrediet–Colnago  Daniele Contrini (ITA), Gerolsteiner  Sebastian Lang (GER), Gerolsteiner Team Fakta
2004  Stuart O'Grady (AUS), Cofidis  Jacob Moe Rasmussen (DEN), Team PH  Brian Vandborg (DEN), Team Danmark Team CSC
2005  Ivan Basso (ITA), Team CSC  Martin Müller (GER), Wiesenhof  André Greipel (GER), Wiesenhof Team CSC
2006  Stuart O'Grady (AUS), Team CSC  Aart Vierhouten (NED), Skil–Shimano  Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Team CSC Team CSC
2007  Mark Cavendish (GBR), T-Mobile Team  Jacob Moe (DEN), Team GLS  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Liquigas Team CSC
2008  Matti Breschel (DEN), CSC–Saxo Bank  Kristoffer Gudmund Nielsen (DEN), Team GLS  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Team Designa Køkken CSC–Saxo Bank
2009  Matti Breschel (DEN), Team Saxo Bank  Troels Vinther (DEN), Team Capinordic  Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN), Team Capinordic Team Saxo Bank
2010  Matti Breschel (DEN), Team Saxo Bank  Michael Reihs (DEN), Team Designa Køkken-Blue Water  Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN), Team HTC-Columbia Team Saxo Bank
2011  Sacha Modolo (ITA), Colnago–CSF Inox  Michael Reihs (DEN), Tabriz Shahrdari Team  Jérôme Cousin (FRA), Team Europcar Team Sky
2012  Alexander Kristoff (NOR), Team Katusha  Nikola Aistrup (DEN), Forsikring–Himmerland  Wilco Kelderman (NED), Rabobank Team Sky
2013  Wilco Kelderman (NED), Belkin Pro Cycling  Martin Mortensen (DEN), Concordia Forsikring–Riwal  Wilco Kelderman (NED), Belkin Pro Cycling Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox
2014  Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ), Astana  John Murphy (USA), UnitedHealthcare  Michael Valgren (DEN), Tinkoff–Saxo Tinkoff–Saxo
2015  Matti Breschel (DEN), Tinkoff–Saxo  Pim Ligthart (NED), Lotto–Soudal  Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN), ColoQuick Tinkoff–Saxo

*In 1985, 1986 and 1987 the competition was for riders under 23 years, in 1988 the bar was raised to 24 years, and in 2000 and later editions, it has been for riders born in or after (race year) - 25 years (i.e. in 2000 they had to be born in or after 1975).

Other classifications[edit]

In addition to the five competitions above, in all editions except the 1985 and 1995 ones, a fighter competition was held.

Former classifications[edit]

  • Until 2000, a sprint competition was held.
  • In 1987 and 1988 a "Best Dane" competition was held.
  • In 1995, a "Best Amateur" competition was held.

Winners by nation[edit]

A complete list over overall winners by nation of the Post Danmark Rundt.[3]

Rank Country Most times winner Most recent winner Wins
1  Denmark Jakob Fuglsang (3) Christopher Juul-Jensen (2015) 10
2  Italy Moreno Argentin, Fabrizio Guidi, Ivan Basso (1 each) Ivan Basso (2005) 3
 Netherlands Wilco Kelderman, Servais Knaven, Lieuwe Westra (1 each) Wilco Kelderman (2013) 3
4  Norway Kurt Asle Arvesen (2) Kurt Asle Arvesen (2007) 2
 Australia Phil Anderson, Simon Gerrans (1 each) Simon Gerrans (2011) 2
6  United Kingdom David Millar (1) David Millar (2001) 1
 United States Tyler Hamilton (1) Tyler Hamilton (1999) 1
 Belgium Marc Streel (1) Marc Streel (1998) 1
 Germany Sebastian Lang (1) Sebastian Lang (2003) 1
  Switzerland Fabian Cancellara (1) Fabian Cancellara (2006) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruten til Post Danmark Rundt 2015, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Vindere af indlagte konkurrencer". postdanmarkrundt.dk. Danmarks Cykle Union. Archived from the original on 28 February 2004. 
  3. ^ "2011 Post Danmark Rundt Winners". Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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