The opening day of racing at the Tour of Denmark saw the bunch take on a punchy course, with Tobias Lund Andresen riding strongly after good support to take a fine fourth place in Aalborg.
Rolling out from the start a break was able to establish itself relatively quickly, with all Team dsm-firmenich riders in the peloton – saving their resources for later. Just over the halfway mark the heavens opened and torrential rain fell down over the peloton, washing some dirt and rocks onto the road. Unfortunately, this caused a lot of punctures and mechanicals throughout the peloton; with Lund Andresen, Tim Naberman and Enzo Leijnse all having to change wheels. Some strong teamwork saw Lund Andresen brought back before they hit the local circuits where the breakaway was caught. Once again though a wave of bad luck swept over the peloton with Leijnse, Martijn Tusveld and Marco Brenner all having to change bikes and despite their best attempts, none of them were able to return. Florian Stork rode strongly to position Lund Andresen ahead of each punchy climb, before the young Dane followed the best on the short but sharp ramps. It seemed as if no move was going to get away but a well timed attack inside three kilometres to go from Wærenskjold saw him go on take the win, while behind Lund Andresen showed his fast legs to take a good fourth place in the bunch sprint.