Christophe Laporte is continuing his fine 2022 season. The only French stage winner in the last Tour de France, the Habs won the Tour of Denmark on Saturday by winning the fifth and last stage, run between Give and Vejle (125.9 kilometers ). A just reward for the one who had (already) finished on the podium of the second and third stages, earlier in the week.
In the same second as Magnus Sheffield in the general classification, Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) had to tear himself away in the final to overtake the American in the sprint, and win his third career stage race (after the Étoile de Bessèges and the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine in 2019).
Laporte fresher in the sprint
If Soren Kragh Andersen had lit the first banner as he approached the line, the Frenchman then stood out in a group of three riders, with Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Trek Segafredo) and therefore Magnus Sheffield (Ineos Grenadiers) , to dispute the stage victory.
Taking advantage of a slight contact between his two rivals, the Varois got in to overtake the American on the right of the road and win the stage, as well as the general classification thanks to the ten bonus seconds promised to the winner. Second, Magnus Sheffield finished this Tour of Denmark four seconds behind the French, ahead of Mattias Skjelmose Jensen, third in the stage and overall, nine seconds behind.
Note the abandonment at around thirty terminals of the term of Egan Bernal, back to competition seven months after his serious accident. Distanced, the Colombian was applauded by the public.