Alexander Kamp takes second in Tour of Denmark

Alexander Kamp launched a great attack last time up Kiddesvej, but had to see Wout Van Aert win the queen stage in Tour of Denmark.

The famous Kiddesvej was waiting in the second stage of this year Tour of Denmark, which started in Viborg and ended in Vejle on one of the toughest climbs in Denmark.

Like yesterday, Teem Waoo was not in the break, which included five riders. They had a maximum of six minutes. With 30 kilometers to go, Niklas Larsen and Torkil Veyhe attacked, but they could not get rid of the rest of the peloton.

The first time on Kiddesvej, Rasmus Guldhammer attacked and got 15 seconds to the peloton. However, Guldhammer got caught on Kiddesvej the second time.

From there, two riders attacked and had a small gap going up Kiddesvej the fourth and last time. Here, Alexander Kamp attacked with Wout Van Aert in his wheel, and Van Aert passed Kamp on the line. Therefore, Alexander Kamp had to settle for second place in the queen stage.

Alexander Kamp says:

“I attacked like I planned. Unfortunately, Van Aert was stronger. When he attacked, I could not follow him. He had the best legs. It is annoying as I race to win, but that’s life. I was close to victory, but there is a great difference between winning and be number to.

“I’m not going for GC. I don’t have a great TT. We can’t change that, even though I’m in the GC now. It don’t make me fly on the TT.”

Sports director Daniel Foder says:

“I’m extremely proud of Alexander. He had this stage in mind for days, but Wout was a little too strong today. We have to be proud him of him and the team. Obviously, we would have liked to win, men we can’t be unsatisfied. I think Alexander is disappointed, but it is margins that decide it today.”

“Today the boys show that they can keep a tactic. That’s not easy. We had a plan to open the race, and that requires discipline. That was nice to see. We lost a bit in the GC, but Asbjørn did not have the legs today. There are three stages left, and they have to be raced at one day races.”