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Mads Pedersen keeps red and white party going: Three stage wins in four days at Tour de France for Denmark

Mads Pedersen keeps red and white party going: Three stage wins in four days at Tour de France for Denmark

174.29 million people live across France, Spain and Italy, the countries that host cycling’s Grand Tours, three of the traditional heartlands. These three countries have…

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174.29 million people live across France, Spain and Italy, the countries that host cycling’s Grand Tours, three of the traditional heartlands. These three countries have won no stages at this year’s Tour de France , in the 13 so far. Just 5.83 million live in Denmark, but the nation has won three stages at this year’s Tour, and currently holds the yellow jersey through Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).

In fact, Mads Pedersen’s sprint to victory on stage 13 was the third Danish victory in four days, after Magnus Cort won in Mégeve on stage 10 , and then Vingegaard won on the Col du Granon , taking the race lead with it. Let’s not forget Cort’s days in the polka dot jersey either; this could be the Tour de Denmark.

The trio might not have won in their home country, which hosted this year’s Grand Départ , but they clearly took energy from it and have performed incredibly well at this year’s race. This really is the new golden age of Denmark .

"It’s absolutely incredible of all the Danish," Vingegaard said post-stage. "Three stage wins, so of course it’s super super nice. I’m happy for Mads that he won today, and it’s always big to win a stage. I won the other day my first one, which was super big for me. This is nice for him."

It is obvious just how popular cycling is in Denmark, just step out into any road and get shouted to move by a cyclist in a […]

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