EF Education-EasyPost (France) - Press Release: The Dane wins with a perfectly timed sprint after a long day in the break.
“It's unbelievable. I can’t believe what just happened today,” he said after raising his arms on the podium.
After a furious start downhill from Morzine, the Dane joined a large breakaway over the top of the second climb, the Col de Jamblaz. The group, which included his EF Education-EasyPost teammate Alberto Bettiol, quickly built up a great lead over the chasing peloton. Once they reached the valley leading to the final climb to Mégeve, Alberto went on the offensive, launching a solo attack in the shadow of Mont Blanc. As the Italian powered into the wind and forced the others in the group to chase, Magnus stayed tucked in their wheels. All the way up the final col, he stayed calm, letting the others cover the attacks once Alberto was brought back.
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