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May 5 update: The 3rd stage will be dedicated to Wouter Weylandt in memory of his stage 3 Amsterdam-Middelburg win at the 2010 Giro (big photos).

The stage consists of three circuits crossing the eastern part of the Jutland around Horsens, an old Danish city on a fjord surrounded by moraine, hills and valleys formed by the last ice age. The first two circuits, approximately 45 km and 100 km in distance, will be covered only once, while the third one, 14.6 km long, will be repeated three times. The Intermediate Sprint (Hovedgård – km 90.6) and the GPM (cat 4, 159 m – km 103.8) are in the neighborhood of Denmark’s highest point (Ejer Bavnehøj), located on the second circuit. The last 45 km take place on a fast urban circuit in Horsens.

The last 5 km are almost straight with the last bend well before (2 km) the finish. This should be Mark Cavendish's first win and he says he's looking for six. — Steve

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