2007 Danmark Rundt

The 2007 Danmark Rundt was a men's road bicycle race held from 1 August to 5 August 2008. It was the 17th edition of the men's stage race, which was established in 1985. The race was won by Norwegian rider Kurt Asle Arvesen of Team CSC. Italian rider Enrico Gasparotto of Team Liquigas finished second by 14 seconds with Dane Matti Breschel of Team CSC third.[1]

2007 Danmark Rundt
2006–2007 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates1–5 August
Stages6
Distance842 km (523.2 mi)
Results
Winner  Kurt Asle Arvesen (Norway) (CSC)
  Second  Enrico Gasparotto (Italy)
  Third  Matti Breschel (Denmark)

  Points  Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)
Mountains  Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Denmark)
  Youth  Enrico Gasparotto (Italy)
  Team CSC
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The race was made up of six stages covering a total of 842 kilometres (523 mi) and included an individual time trial of 12.4 kilometres (7.7 mi).[2]

ScheduleEdit

Stage Route Distance Date Winner
1 Thisted > Aalborg 175 km 1 August   Francesco Chicchi
2 Aars > Aarhus 195 km 2 August   Matti Breschel
3 Aarhus > Vejle 190 km 3 August   Kurt Asle Arvesen
4 Skælskør > Ringsted 95 km 4 August   Francesco Chicchi
5 (ITT) Næstved > Næstved 12.4 km 4 August   Rick Flens
6 Præstø > Frederiksberg 175 km 5 August   Mark Cavendish

TeamsEdit

Fifteen teams took part in the 2007 race.

Final classificationsEdit

Norwegian rider Kurt Asle Arvesen won the race by 14 seconds from Enrico Gasparotto after he won stage 3 on the Kiddesvej climb in Vejle.[3] Dane Matti Breschel came third after having led the race after stages 2, 3 and 4.[2] The victory meant that Arvesen became the first rider to win the Danmark Rundt twice.[4]

The points winner was Mark Cavendish with Jacob Moe Rasmussen the winner of the mountains classification for best climber. Rasmussen was also awarded the fighters award for the race and Gasparotto won the young riders jersey. Team CSC won the overall team competition from Liquigas with Team T-Mobile in third place.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Podieplaceringer i Post Danmark Rundt, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  2. ^ a b Post Danmark Rundt, etape for etape, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  3. ^ Kiddesvej i Post Danmark Rundt, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  4. ^ De 22 første udgaver af Post Danmark Rundt, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 2014-02-14.