Asgreen Excited For Tour De France Debut After Danish Tt Win

Kasper Asgreen competes in the Tour de Suisse time trial

Kasper Asgreen ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) will take another confidence boost into his debut Tour de France next week after winning the Danish time trial title Thursday in Esbjerg. The 24-year-old's early season results during his first full year with the Belgian super team, including second at the Tour of Flanders and third overall at the Tour of California, paved his way to the Grand Boucle as Quickstep opted to leave a rider of Philippe Gilbert's caliber at home . "It’s been a great period, with a strong nine days in [Tour de] Suisse, getting selected for Le Tour and now becoming national champion," Asgreen said. "I am taking advantage of a great shape at the moment, and I hope it continues through the Tour." Asgreen's surprise runner-up result in Flanders led to a run of form that saw him win the high-altitude stage to South Lake Tahoe at the Tour ...

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