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“Left, right, up down, a long straightaway and lots of wind. This was a time trial for strong riders - for bisons."

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10.08.2014 @ 01:08 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Alexey Lutsenko took his first professional victory when he emerged as the strongest in the Tour of Denmark time trial. With a heavy wind blowing off the Baltic Sea, he described the race as one for the powerful and strong riders.

 

Earlier today Andea Guardini praised Alexey Lutsenko for his great lead-out in the morning stage of the Tour of Denmark and claimed that the former U23 world champion is riding extremely strongly at the moment. This evening he put his good form on show for everyone when he became a surprise winner of the time trial.

 

Having started the stage in 15th overall, Lutsenko was one of the last starters on the mostly flat course in Middelfart and he covered the course in a time of 18.37. That was enough to beat one of the big favouirtes Rasmus Quaade by just a single second while Christopher Juul-Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) completed the podium, 7 seconds further adrift.

 

“Left, right, up down, a long straightaway and lots of wind," he said. "This was a time trial for strong riders – for bisons."

 

With the win, Lutsenko moved into second place overall in General Classification. The 2012-13 U23 World Champion also took over as leader in the Best Young Rider competition with one final stage on Sunday.

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