Tour of Denmark Results - Stage 2

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08/5/2004| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen
Top 3 on the podium in Aarhus, Denmark.
Top 3 on the podium in Aarhus, Denmark.

Tour of Denmark Results - Stage 2

Fabrizio Guidi wins stage; takes overall lead.

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Team CSC's Fabrizio Guidi took his second victory in just over a week, when he won the 210-kilometer second stage of the Tour of Denmark by beating Tom Steels and Stefan van Dijck in the bunch sprint in Aarhus. This also lead to Guidi capturing the yellow leader's jersey from yesterday's stage winner Stuart O'Grady.


?I could see the others started the sprint too early, and I took advantage of that, after Jens Voigt had positioned me perfectly. I?m happy to win again so soon after my victory last week, cause I really feel, I have some catching up to do, after my spring season failed miserably because of an injury. I have good legs at the moment, but I?m not sure if that?s enough for an all over victory. However, the most important thing is, that it?s someone from the team, who wins. Tomorrow morning is a tough stage, which is potentially decisive,? said a happy Fabrizio Guidi after today?s stage.


Guidi won Tour of Denmark in 1996 ahead of the now retired rider Rolf S?rensen and his current manager, Bjarne Riis, who was naturally very pleased with the day?s efforts from Team CSC.

?We tried to attack the peloton a bit on the hills, but there wasn?t any real opportunities for a big offensive move. But we?re not complaining since Guidi won a brilliant victory here in

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Aarhus. The team did well for him ahead of the finish, and it?s really good to see, that he?s hit top form towards the last part of the season. Tomorrow will be exciting, and I think, we?ll get some opportunities in both stages,? CSC Team Manager Bjarne Riis told



August 5, 2004: Varde ? ?rhus (210 km):
1 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team CSC        05:03:45

2 Tom Steels (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                         

3 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                

4 Giosu? Bonomi (Ita) Saeco                                        

5 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Cofidis le Credit par Telephone             

6 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      

7 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank                                       

8 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 

9 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal Service-Berry Floor             

10 Remco van der Ven (Ned) Bankgiroloterij                         

11 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                             

12 S?bastien Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 

13 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service-Berry Floor                

14 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Saeco                                    

15 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                  

16 Andy De Smet (Bel)                      

17 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                     

18 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                       

19 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               

20 Allan Johansen (Den) Bankgiroloterij                            

21 Michael Skelde (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                            

22 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                     

23 S?ren Petersen (Den) Glud & Marstrand Horsens                   

24 Erki P?tsep (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance                               

25 Anders Lund (Den) Team Post Danmark                             

26 Julien Laidoun (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                            

27 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance                             

28 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                  

29 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                  

30 Andr? Korff (Ger) T-Mobile


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