Gerrans closes on Denmark glory

Sat, 06 Aug 20:13:00 2011

Team Sky's Simon Gerrans closed in on the Tour of Denmark after finishing fourth in Saturday's fifth stage time trial.

- Gerrans leads into finale

Gerrans's fellow Australian Richie Porte produced a storming performance to win the 13.2km time trial in Helsingor by 10 seconds from his Saxo Bank team-mate Gustav Larsson.

England's Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) was third, a further seven seconds back, and 12 seconds clear of team-mate Gerrans, who had lead the general classification before the TT and is now red-hot favourite to complete overall victory on Sunday's final stage.

Earlier on Saturday Sacha Modolo (Colnago) won stage four of the race.

Modolo's win was his second sprint victory of the race and boosts his hopes of winning selection for the Italian team for the World Championships in September.


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