Fabio Jakobsen returns to competition at the five-day event.

Our team’s first appearance after the World Championships will be made at the Danmark Rundt, a competition which we won in 2021, at Remco Evenepoel’s first presence there. In addition to that overall triumph, Soudal Quick-Step has also racked up three stages there, and will look to add to this palmares between 15-19 August.

The sprinters will get three opportunities next week, while the general classification will be shaped by the hilly stage in Vejle and the 16.1km individual time trial scheduled on the final day around Helsingør, a picturesque city lying in eastern Denmark.

European Champion Fabio Jakobsen is set to return to action for the first time since being forced to abandon the Tour de France due to the injuries sustained in a nasty crash on stage four. The Dutchman will be joined in Aalborg by Josef Cerny, Michael Mørkøv, Figueroa Champions Classic winner Casper Pedersen, Jannik Steimle – a bronze medalist in the mixed relay TTT at the Worlds in Glasgow – Martin Svrcek and Mauri Vansevenant.

“The parcours of this year’s edition isn’t that easy, with lots of narrow roads, which could complicate things, as well as some winds and rain. Fabio can rely on a strong lead-out train, while for the GC we have several riders which could be advantaged by the presence of the individual time trial as they’ll try to get a good result”, explained Soudal Quick-Step sports director Tom Steels.


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