Juul-Jensen claims yellow jersey for Denmark

The Danish team goes on the attack

The Danish team goes on the attack (Image credit: Laurent Dubrule)

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.

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Stage 4 results:
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) France3:08:57
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) AllemagneRow 1 - Cell 2
3Marcel Meisen (Ger) AllemagneRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nicola Boem (Ita) ItalieRow 3 - Cell 2
5Aljaz Hocevar (Slo) SlovénieRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sebastian Lander (Den) DanemarkRow 5 - Cell 2
7Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) DanemarkRow 6 - Cell 2
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Etats-UnisRow 7 - Cell 2
9Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) ItalieRow 8 - Cell 2
10Robert Jenko (Slo) SlovénieRow 9 - Cell 2
11Yauheni Patenka (Blr) MixteUCIRow 10 - Cell 2
12Hugo Houle (Can) CanadaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Massimo Coledan (Ita) ItalieRow 12 - Cell 2
14Arvin Moazemi (Iri) MixteUCIRow 13 - Cell 2
15Romain Guillemois (Fra) FranceRow 14 - Cell 2
16Maxim Pokidov (Rus) RussieRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MixteUCIRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 17 - Cell 2
19Simon Nuber (Ger) AllemagneRow 18 - Cell 2
20Artis Pujats (Lat) LetonieRow 19 - Cell 2
21Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 20 - Cell 2
22Warren Barguil (Fra) FranceRow 21 - Cell 2
23Alexander Grigoryev (Rus) RussieRow 22 - Cell 2
24Owen Harrison (Can) CanadaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) DanemarkRow 24 - Cell 2
26Guillaume Bonnet (Fra) FranceRow 25 - Cell 2
27Ryan Eastman (USA) Etats-UnisRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nathan Brown (USA) Etats-UnisRow 27 - Cell 2
29Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) CanadaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jesper Hansen (Den) DanemarkRow 29 - Cell 2
31Jani Music (Slo) SlovénieRow 30 - Cell 2
32Klemen Stimulak (Slo) SlovénieRow 31 - Cell 2
33Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MixteUCIRow 32 - Cell 2
34Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Antoine Duchesne (Can) CanadaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Natnael Berhane (Eri) MixteUCI0:00:06
37Tanner Putt (USA) Etats-UnisRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jimmy Turgis (Fra) France0:00:09
39Janis Dakteris (Lat) LetonieRow 38 - Cell 2
40Adžs Flaksis (Lat) LetonieRow 39 - Cell 2
41Emilien Viennet (Fra) FranceRow 40 - Cell 2
42Mario Vogt (Ger) AllemagneRow 41 - Cell 2
43Evan Huffman (USA) Etats-UnisRow 42 - Cell 2
44Maxim Razumov (Rus) RussieRow 43 - Cell 2
45Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 44 - Cell 2
46Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 45 - Cell 2
47Fabian Thiel (Ger) AllemagneRow 46 - Cell 2
48Jure Bitenc (Slo) SlovénieRow 47 - Cell 2
49Stuart Wight (Can) CanadaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Roman Dronin (Uzb) MixteUCIRow 49 - Cell 2
51Max Walsleben (Ger) AllemagneRow 50 - Cell 2
52Walter Filad Escobar López (Gua) Guatemala0:00:16
53Igor Frolov (Rus) RussieRow 52 - Cell 2
54Alder Torres Yuman (Gua) GuatemalaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Roman Katyrin (Rus) RussieRow 54 - Cell 2
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) ItalieRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFArmands Becis (Lat) LetonieRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFGianluca Leonardi (Ita) ItalieRow 61 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2ItalieRow 1 - Cell 2
3FranceRow 2 - Cell 2
4DanemarkRow 3 - Cell 2
5MixteUCIRow 4 - Cell 2
6SlovénieRow 5 - Cell 2
7Etats-UnisRow 6 - Cell 2
8CanadaRow 7 - Cell 2
9KazakhstanRow 8 - Cell 2
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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) ItalieRow 9 - Cell 2
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) LetonieRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MixteUCIRow 17 - Cell 2
19Arnaud Demare (Fra) France0:01:12
20Yauheni Patenka (Blr) MixteUCIRow 19 - Cell 2
21Natnael Berhane (Eri) MixteUCI0:01:15
22Tanner Putt (USA) Etats-UnisRow 21 - Cell 2
23Emilien Viennet (Fra) France0:01:18
24Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Danemark0:01:21
25Romain Guillemois (Fra) FranceRow 24 - Cell 2
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) MixteUCIRow 33 - Cell 2
35Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:02:45
36Evan Huffman (USA) Etats-UnisRow 35 - Cell 2
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
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult

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