Race: PostNord Danmark Rundt – Stage 5
Distance: 165.6 kilometers
Copenhagen, Denmark — Team Novo Nordisk concluded the 2019 edition of PostNord Danmark Rundt with a valiant breakaway performance from Umberto Poli and a solid top 15 result on the final stage in Frederiksberg by Andrea Peron.
Poli, who rode strongly in the breakaway on stage three, went on the attack early on and successfully broke clear of the peloton with five other riders. The strong breakaway consisting of standout riders such as local star Mads Würtz Schmidt (Danmark) quickly opened a gap and with 150km to go they rode three minutes and 45 seconds ahead of the bunch.
As the race entered the final laps of the closing circuit in Frederiksberg the peloton had shaved the advantage to the escapees to a little more than a minute. Poli was caught with four laps to go and Team Novo Nordisk shifted the focus to setting up Andrea Peron for the sprint. On the final lap the 30-year-old Italian was ideally positioned in the first 15 in the peloton and was gunning for a top result. Unfortunately in the last corner before the finishing straight Peron was cut off and lost ground. In the …read more
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