The 6th and final stage of the Tour of Denmark saw Tinkoff-Saxo steal the show as Michael Morkov sprinted to the stage victory and Christopher Juul-Jensen secured the overall GC win. It would be 150km that the riders faced today with the final 60km all taking place over 10 laps through the streets of Copenhagen. After a really fast start a break of 4 riders got clear of the peloton. With the city circuits suiting the fast men it was up to the sprinters teams to lead the chase. Bardiani, MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and Tinkoff-Saxo were the fast teams assuming responsibility. The leaders didn’t really.
Our very own Eritrean nationals champion Natnael Berhane lighted up the competition in the finale of stage 5 of the Tour of Utah. Supported by his team mates he tried to make the roads in downtown Salt Lake City his own. He was reeled in with just 2 kilometers to go. Nevertheless, the gutsy ride earned the team another podium – Songezo Jim, who was in the early break, was awarded the Most Combative rider of the day..
The 5th stage of the Tour of Utah was taken out by Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) with Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani) in 2nd and Kiel Reijnen (United Healthcare) finishing 3rd. At only 89.1km in length, the 5th stage started off with a real bang as 8 riders attacked right from the gun. Songezo Jim was one of the riders in the move, ensuring MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung kept its unique record of being in the break in each stage of the Tour of Utah this year so far. The 8 leaders were held at just over a minute for most of the day as with.