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Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-QuickStep) beat stage 1 winner Søren Wærenskjold (Uno-X) to win the second stage of the Tour of Denmark.
The European champion endured a difficult Tour de France after a sprint crash on stage 4 but showed he is back to his best in Silkeborg after surviving a late climb on the finishing circuit. It was Jakobsen’s 44th career victory and his first since a stage in the Baloise Belgium Tour in June.
Wærenskjold was given a lead out by a Uno-X teammate and he finished second to collect a further six bonus seconds after the ten he secured for his stage 1 win.
Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was third, Tobias Lund Andresen (Team dsm-firmenich) was fourth, with Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) only fifth after a clash with Kragh Andersen’s lead-out man.
Wærenskjold now leads Jakobsen by six seconds in the overall standings, with Pedersen now at 18 seconds.
Thursday’s 209 km finishes in Vejle after a rolling finale in the hilliest part of Denmark. Every bonus second will be vital before Saturday’s decisive 16.1km individual time trial.
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