Danmark Rundt

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, PostNord, and the race is therefore also known as PostNord Danmark Rundt. The 2019 edition had 20 teams, with 6 riders each, participating in 5 stages. The race is sometimes called the Tour of Denmark in English language media.

Danmark Rundt
Race details
English nameTour of Denmark
Local name(s)Danmark Rundt (in Danish)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
OrganiserDanish Cycling Federation
Race directorJesper Worre
Web sitewww.postnorddanmarkrundt.dk Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1985 (1985)
Editions30 (as of 2021)
First winner Moreno Argentin (ITA)
Most wins Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) (3 wins)
Most recent Remco Evenepoel (BEL)
Post Danmark Rundt 2005, peloton on stage 2 near Randers


Traditionally, the race starts off on the Jutland peninsula and ends on the island of Zealand - on Frederiksberg Allé in Copenhagen. Since 2004, one of the stages has included the steep street Kiddesvej in the city of Vejle. It's this hilly stage and the time trial that usually determine who will win the general classification.


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]

After no less than five second places overall, including twice before the race hiatus of 1989–1994, Rolf Sørensen finally secured overall victory in his home race in 2000.[1][2]

In 2004 it was won by Kurt Asle Arvesen, after his Team CSC teammate 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.[3] The 2015 Danmark Rundt was won by Danish rider Christopher Juul-Jensen of the Tinkoff–Saxo team.

Winners by yearEdit

Podium positionsEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Third
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), Carrera-Inoxpran 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), Casino–Ag2r   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"
2016   Michael Valgren (DEN), Tinkoff   Magnus Cort (DEN), Denmark 10"   Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN), Team Virtu Pro–Véloconcept 57"
2017   Mads Pedersen (DEN), Trek–Segafredo   Michael Valgren (DEN), Astana 15"   Casper Pedersen (DEN), Team Giant–Castelli 46"
2018   Wout van Aert (BEL), Vérandas Willems–Crelan   Rasmus Quaade (DEN), BHS–Almeborg Bornholm 32"   Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN), Aqua Blue Sport 36"
2019   Niklas Larsen (DEN), Team ColoQuick   Jonas Vingegaard (DEN), Team Jumbo–Visma 11"   Rasmus Quaade (DEN), Riwal Readynez 12"
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021   Remco Evenepoel (BEL), Deceuninck–Quick-Step   Mads Pedersen (DEN), Trek–Segafredo 1' 42"   Mike Teunissen (NED), Team Jumbo–Visma 2' 00"

Secondary classificationsEdit

Various secondary competitions have been held over the years.[4]

Year Classifications
Point Mountains Youth* Team
1985   Jørgen V. Pedersen (DEN), Carrera-Inoxpran No such competition   Francesco Rossignoli (ITA), Carrera-Inoxpran Carrera-Inoxpran
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 (NED), 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 Rasmussen (DEN), Team GLS   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Liquigas Team CSC
2008   Matti Breschel (DEN), CSC–Saxo Bank   Kristoffer Gudmund Nielsen (DEN), Team GLS-Pakkeshop   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), Christina Watches–Onfone   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), Team ColoQuick Tinkoff–Saxo
2016   Daniele Bennati (ITA), Tinkoff   Aimé De Gendt (BEL), Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise   Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN), Team Virtu Pro–Véloconcept Tinkoff
2017   Mads Pedersen (DEN), Trek–Segafredo   Nicolai Brøchner (DEN), Riwal Platform   Mads Pedersen (DEN), Trek–Segafredo Team Virtu Cycling
2018   Tim Merlier (BEL), Vérandas Willems–Crelan   Nicolai Brøchner (DEN), Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources   Julius Johansen (DEN), Team ColoQuick BHS–Almeborg Bornholm
2019   Jasper De Buyst (BEL), Lotto–Soudal   Fridtjof Røinås (NOR), Joker Fuel of Norway   Niklas Larsen (DEN), Team ColoQuick Lotto–Soudal
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021   Mads Pedersen (DEN), Trek–Segafredo   Rasmus Bøgh Wallin (DEN), Team PostNord Danmark   Remco Evenepoel (BEL), Deceuninck–Quick-Step Trek–Segafredo

*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).[dubious ]

Other classificationsEdit

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

Former classificationsEdit

  • 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 nationEdit

A complete list over overall winners by nation of the Post Danmark Rundt.[5]

Rank Country Most times winner Most recent winner Wins
1   Denmark Jakob Fuglsang (3) Niklas Larsen (2019) 13
2   Belgium Remco Evenepoel, Marc Streel, Wout van Aert (1 each) Remco Evenepoel (2021) 3
  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
5   Norway Kurt Asle Arvesen (2) Kurt Asle Arvesen (2007) 2
  Australia Phil Anderson, Simon Gerrans (1 each) Simon Gerrans (2011) 2
7   United Kingdom David Millar (1) David Millar (2001) 1
  United States Tyler Hamilton (1) Tyler Hamilton (1999) 1
  Germany Sebastian Lang (1 ) Sebastian Lang (2003) 1
   Switzerland Fabian Cancellara (1) Fabian Cancellara (2006) 1

Most stage winsEdit

A list of the riders with the most stage wins in the Post Danmark Rundt.[6]

# Rider Stage wins
1   Matti Breschel (DEN) 9
2   Jesper Skibby (DEN) 5
  Nicola Minali (ITA)
4   Ivan Basso (ITA) 4
  Magnus Cort (DEN)
6   Jean-Paul van Poppel (NED) 3
  Rolf Sørensen (DEN)
  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)
  Mark Cavendish (GBR)


As of the 2018 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:

  •   Blue Jersey – Worn by the leader of the general classification.
  •   Green Jersey – Worn by the leader of the points classification.
  •   Polkadot Jersey – Worn by the leader of the climber classification.
  •   White Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.


  1. ^ "Cykling: Rolf Sørensen vinder Danmark Rundt". 5 August 2000.
  2. ^ "Rolf Sørensens rørende triumf". 6 August 2000.
  3. ^ Ruten til Post Danmark Rundt 2015, Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Vindere af indlagte konkurrencer". postdanmarkrundt.dk. Danmarks Cykle Union. Archived from the original on 28 February 2004.
  5. ^ "2011 Post Danmark Rundt Winners". Danmarks Cykle Union. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Statistik – PostNord Danmark Rundt". www.postnorddanmarkrundt.dk. Archived from the original on 2017-05-14.

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