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Tour of Denmark Presentation XVI
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 3/4/2006
Tour of Denmark Presentation XVI

2006 Tour of Denmark Presentation XVI

Presentation of the Route photo c. Cycling World dk
This week the organizers of the Post Danmark Rundt presented the route for 2006. The 6 stage tour in August. has a total distance of 871.5 total kms. Stages 4 and 5 will be run on August fifth with  a 100km morning stage and an afternoon 15.5 individividual time trial.

Post Danmark Rundt XVII
The tour started in 1985 when Moreno Argentin of Italy was the first winner in 1988 the Danish tour was won by Phil Anderson of Australia and then was suspended until 1995. The race returned in 1995 when Bjarne Riis was the victor. (Winners list below.)

Last year saw le Tour sensation Ivan Basso (CSC) take the top podium step at the finish. In 2005, it looked to be an all Italian affair with Basso dominating by winning 4 stages and the G.C. with compatriot  Paride Grillo (Panaria) winning stage 4, in the final stage Andre Greipel, (Wiesenhof) quelled the Italian parade.

The presenters were quick to note that Basso is on the schedule to return to defend his championship.

Tour of Denmark Jerseys photo c. Cycling World dk

During the presentation the jerseys were displayed, the course and pro teams were announced that will compete. There is still room on the race roster for two more teams which will be announced at a later date.

Post Danmark Rundt Stages
August 2nd through 6th:

Stage 1  8/2:  Frederikshavn – Viborg, 210 km
Stage 2  8/3:  Aalestrup – Vejle, 185 km
Stage 3  8/4:  Kolding – Odense, 205 km
Stage 4  8/5:  Sorø – Hillerød, 100 km
Stage 5  8/5:  Helsingør, 15,5 km (ITT)
Stage 6  8/6:  Gilleleje - Frederiksberg, 156 km

2006 Teams:
Team CSC (DEN) Pro Tour Team
T-Mobile (GER) Pro Tour Team
Liquigas (ITA) Pro Tour Team
Davitamon Lotto (BEL) Pro Tour Team
Gerolsteiner (GER) Pro Tour Team
UNIBET (BEL) Professionel Continental Team
Chocolade Jacques (BEL) Professionel Continental Team
Panaria Navigare (ITA) Professionel Continental Team
Team Barloworld (GBR) Professionel Continental Team
Team Intel Action (POL) Professionel Continental Team
Team GLS (DEN) Continental Team
Glud & Marstrand Horsens (DEN) Continental Team
Team Designa Køkken (DEN) Continental Team
Team Post Danmark (DEN) National Team
Two more teams will be added in the future.

Team CSC will be in the race with Ivan Basso, Fabian Cancellara, Jakob Piil, Kurt Asle Arvesen, Karsten Kroon, Lars Bak, Matti Breschel and Brian Vandborg. Liquigas will have Magnus Bäckstedt and Luca Paolini in the race and BarloWorld Igor Astraloa.

Previous Winners
2005: Ivan Basso, Italien
2004: Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Norge
2003: Sebastian Lang, Tyskland
2002: Jakob Piil, Danmark
2001: David Millar, Storbritannien
2000: Rolf Sørensen, Danmark
1999: Tyler Hamilton, USA
1998: Marc Streel, Belgien
1997: Servais Knaven, Holland
1996: Fabrizio Guidi, Italien
1995: Bjarne Riis, Danmark
1988: Phil Anderson, Australien
1987: Kim Andersen, Danmark
1986: Jesper Worre, Danmark
1985: Moreno Argentin, Italien

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