Mads Pedersen keeps red and white party going: Three stage wins in four days at Tour de France for Denmark

Trek-Segafredo rider the latest to win after Magnus Cort and Jonas Vingegaard set the scene

Mads Pedersen
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174.29 million people live across France, Spain and Italy, the countries that host cycling's Grand Tours, three of the traditional heartlands. These three countries have won no stages at this year's Tour de France, in the 13 so far. Just 5.83 million live in Denmark, but the nation has won three stages at this year's Tour, and currently holds the yellow jersey through Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).

In fact, Mads Pedersen's sprint to victory on stage 13 was the third Danish victory in four days, after Magnus Cort won in Mégeve on stage 10, and then Vingegaard won on the Col du Granon, taking the race lead with it. Let's not forget Cort's days in the polka dot jersey either; this could be the Tour de Denmark.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.