Modolo claims stage one in Denmark

Wed, 03 Aug 19:05:00 2011

Colnago's Sacha Modolo made light of tough conditions as he beat home favourites Matti Breschel and Michael Morkov to win stage one of the Tour of Denmark.

- Modolo claims stage one

Strong cross winds caught out a number of the favourites for the title, including three-times winner Jakob Fuglsang and Michael Rasmussen, both of whom finished in the peloton one minute and 34 seconds adrift of Modolo.

A group of four including Rene Jorgensen (Christina Watches-Ofone), Nikola Aistrup (Team Concordia Forsikring - Himmerland), Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1 - Sanofi) and Patrick Clausen (Denmark) formed an early breakaway in the 171km stage.

Despite opening up a six minute gap on the peloton, they were caught when the course turned into the wind, but not before Bazzana had claimed a time bonus by winning the day's only mountain sprint.


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