Madrid, 18 Aug. The Dutch cyclist Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) took victory this Thursday in the third stage of the Tour of Denmark, in a group sprint perfectly controlled by the Jumbo-Visma team, which also took second place in the Frenchman Christophe Laporte, while Danish Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost) was third, while Magnus Sheffield (Ineos Grenadiers) managed to retain the lead.
With this result, after adding the time bonuses, Laporte rises to second place overall with the same time as Sheffield, who manages to hold on to his blue leader’s jersey, with two stages still to go, leaving three seconds behind Danish Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) in third position.
Kooij, for his part, completed the 239.3km route between Otterup and Herning in 5 hours, 18 minutes and 45 seconds and has two victories in three stages, although his poor result in last Wednesday’s time trial hampered his chances in the general .
Even so, the 20-year-old Dutchman extends his particular winning streak with his eighth stage victory so far this year, the tenth of his career, to which he adds two wins in the MRZ Tour of his country and in the Circuit of the Sarthe-Pays de Loire (France) in 2022.
It was also a very positive day for Jumbo-Visma, which celebrated its 900 victories as a cycling team with victory and second place for its riders.
The fourth stage of the Tour of Denmark will take place this Friday, and will cover a closed circuit of 167.3km that will start and finish in Skive. EFE