The five-day race will take place between 10-14 August.

Mark Cavendish is ready to pin on a number again, three weeks after writing history at the Tour de France. The Manxman, who signed off one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the sport last month, when he won four stages and the iconic green jersey on the equally iconic Champs-Élysées – in the process tying Eddy Merckx for most wins at Le Tour – will race next week the Danmark Rundt for the first time in eight years.

Joining Cavendish in Struer, from where the 30th edition will roll out with a completely flat stage along the coast, will be Shane Archbold, Belgium Tour winner Remco Evenepoel – who is making his debut at the event – experienced road captain Iljo Keisse, National ITT Champion Yves Lampaert, lead-out master Michael Mørkøv and Jannik Steimle.

“It’s an interesting course this year, with some sprint opportunities, a hard stage 3 in Vejle with a lot of hills and the final day individual time trial, which has the potential of deciding the general classification. Mark has a strong team for the sprints, where he’ll try to be in the mix, while Remco and Yves can go for a good result on the stage against the clock in Frederiksberg. We would like to notch up a victory next week, while for the overall we will just take it one day at a time and see how things go”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director Brian Holm.

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