Juul-Jensen claims yellow jersey for Denmark

Demare claims second stage victory

The final stage of the Coupe des Nations – Ville de Saguenay was won by Frenchman Arnaud Demare who will walk away from the event with two race wins. It was the Danish team howeverwhich stole the show, defending the yellow jersey held by Christopher Juul-Jensen.

"It is 110 per cent my teammates' race today. It is an honour to be part of such a great team," modestly declared Juul-Jensen. "The threat was coming from behind and not from the breakaway. So we had to keep a lot of pressure in the climb" he explained when interrogated on the Danish formation's strategy.

This performance arrives just in time for the athlete who will turn 23 next year.

"It is my last year in the U23 category. My dream is now to sign with a pro team. This result comes at perfect time, because I was able to prove that I can win a race against some of the best riders," concluded the cyclist who comes from mountain bike.

A quarter of the way into the 128.4 kilometre race, two Russians left the bunch. A chase of two organized itself behind and rapidly made the junction with the leading men. Lap after lap, the escapees increased the gap separating them from the main group, until a bad collaboration within the fugitive quartet cost it many seconds. Seeing the gap considerably decreasing, the breakaway members stopped to attack each other and started cooperating again.

With only one loop to complete, the pace significantly increased while the Danes imposed a sustained rhythm in the last ascension of the Bégin climb.

Demare was the first to cross the finish line, just in front of Germans Yannick Mayer and Marcel Meisen, respectively second and third.

Kazakh Arman Kamyshev and Italian Nicola Boem were both able to keep their respective jersey of best youngster (white) and best sprinter (green). Russian Roman Katyrin, one of the members of the day's main breakaway, claimed the polka dot jersey.

In the nations' ranking, France still leads after five of the six events.

Stage 4 results:
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) France3:08:57 
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Allemagne  
3Marcel Meisen (Ger) Allemagne  
4Nicola Boem (Ita) Italie  
5Aljaz Hocevar (Slo) Slovénie  
6Sebastian Lander (Den) Danemark  
7Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Danemark  
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Etats-Unis  
9Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italie  
10Robert Jenko (Slo) Slovénie  
11Yauheni Patenka (Blr) MixteUCI  
12Hugo Houle (Can) Canada  
13Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italie  
14Arvin Moazemi (Iri) MixteUCI  
15Romain Guillemois (Fra) France  
16Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Russie  
17Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MixteUCI  
18Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
19Simon Nuber (Ger) Allemagne  
20Artis Pujats (Lat) Letonie  
21Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
22Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
23Alexander Grigoryev (Rus) Russie  
24Owen Harrison (Can) Canada  
25Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Danemark  
26Guillaume Bonnet (Fra) France  
27Ryan Eastman (USA) Etats-Unis  
28Nathan Brown (USA) Etats-Unis  
29Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Canada  
30Jesper Hansen (Den) Danemark  
31Jani Music (Slo) Slovénie  
32Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovénie  
33Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MixteUCI  
34Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
35Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada  
36Natnael Berhane (Eri) MixteUCI0:00:06 
37Tanner Putt (USA) Etats-Unis  
38Jimmy Turgis (Fra) France0:00:09 
39Janis Dakteris (Lat) Letonie  
40Adžs Flaksis (Lat) Letonie  
41Emilien Viennet (Fra) France  
42Mario Vogt (Ger) Allemagne  
43Evan Huffman (USA) Etats-Unis  
44Maxim Razumov (Rus) Russie  
45Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
46Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
47Fabian Thiel (Ger) Allemagne  
48Jure Bitenc (Slo) Slovénie  
49Stuart Wight (Can) Canada  
50Roman Dronin (Uzb) MixteUCI  
51Max Walsleben (Ger) Allemagne  
52Walter Filad Escobar López (Gua) Guatemala0:00:16 
53Igor Frolov (Rus) Russie  
54Alder Torres Yuman (Gua) Guatemala  
55Roman Katyrin (Rus) Russie  
56Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:26 
57Jimmi Sørensen (Den) Danemark0:00:29 
58David Boily (Can) Canada0:00:35 
59Hansen Lasse Norman (Den) Danemark0:04:44 
DNFAndrea Dal Col (Ita) Italie  
DNFArmands Becis (Lat) Letonie  
DNFGianluca Leonardi (Ita) Italie  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Danemark13:43:43 
2Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:19 
3Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:20 
4Warren Barguil (Fra) France0:00:22 
5Nicola Boem (Ita) Italie0:00:23 
6Marcel Meisen (Ger) Allemagne0:00:25 
7Nathan Brown (USA) Etats-Unis0:00:29 
8Guillaume Bonnet (Fra) France0:00:30 
9Sebastian Lander (Den) Danemark0:00:48 
10Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italie  
11Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:03 
12Jesper Hansen (Den) Danemark0:01:04 
13Hugo Houle (Can) Canada0:01:05 
14Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovénie0:01:06 
15Adžs Flaksis (Lat) Letonie0:01:07 
16Arvin Moazemi (Iri) MixteUCI0:01:09 
17Artis Pujats (Lat) Letonie  
18Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MixteUCI  
19Arnaud Demare (Fra) France0:01:12 
20Yauheni Patenka (Blr) MixteUCI  
21Natnael Berhane (Eri) MixteUCI0:01:15 
22Tanner Putt (USA) Etats-Unis  
23Emilien Viennet (Fra) France0:01:18 
24Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Danemark0:01:21 
25Romain Guillemois (Fra) France  
26Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MixteUCI0:01:32 
27Gavin Mannion (USA) Etats-Unis0:01:34 
28Jimmy Turgis (Fra) France0:01:38 
29Jimmi Sørensen (Den) Danemark0:01:50 
30Janis Dakteris (Lat) Letonie0:01:52 
31Yannick Mayer (Ger) Allemagne0:02:18 
32Simon Nuber (Ger) Allemagne0:02:24 
33Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:02:33 
34Roman Dronin (Uzb) MixteUCI  
35Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:02:45 
36Evan Huffman (USA) Etats-Unis  
37Maxim Razumov (Rus) Russie0:04:28 
38Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:04:33 
39David Boily (Can) Canada0:04:54 
40Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada0:04:57 
41Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Russie0:04:59 
42Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italie0:05:16 
43Roman Katyrin (Rus) Russie0:05:18 
44Hansen Lasse Norman (Den) Danemark0:05:25 
45Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Canada0:05:33 
46Stuart Wight (Can) Canada0:05:56 
47Ryan Eastman (USA) Etats-Unis0:06:42 
48Robert Jenko (Slo) Slovénie0:07:16 
49Mario Vogt (Ger) Allemagne0:08:11 
50Fabian Thiel (Ger) Allemagne0:08:12 
51Owen Harrison (Can) Canada0:08:42 
52Alexander Grigoryev (Rus) Russie0:10:13 
53Igor Frolov (Rus) Russie0:11:16 
54Jani Music (Slo) Slovénie0:11:21 
55Alder Torres Yuman (Gua) Guatemala0:16:16 
56Walter Filad Escobar López (Gua) Guatemala0:16:27 
57Aljaz Hocevar (Slo) Slovénie0:19:22 
58Jure Bitenc (Slo) Slovénie0:19:31 
59Max Walsleben (Ger) Allemagne0:19:54 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult

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