"Farvel!"

The Great Loop is getting ready to say "Goodbye!"

to the kingdom that has been so successful for the Quick-Step team, victorious in the first two stages.

The team of Yves Lampaert and Fabio Jakobsen are favorites to score a hat-trick in the port of Sönderborg near the German border.

None have managed to win in the first three finishes of the Tour de France since the definitive return of the top teams in 1969. We have to go back to 1961 to find such a performance: André Darrigade and Jacques Anquetil shared the first three stages under the colors of the French team.

The Australian Caleb Ewan, hampered by a mechanical incident in the final on Saturday, seems the main danger for Fabio Jakobsen.

"I said we wouldn't leave Denmark without a win," Lotto team boss Johan Lelangue warned after Sunday morning's briefing.

It will be fixed around 5:23 p.m. (forecast at 44 km/h on average).

Another race, logistical, will then begin: the peloton, by plane, and its followers have some 900 kilometers to swallow to reach France, where the 4th stage will take place on Tuesday after a day of rest.

© 2022 AFP

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