May 5, Stage 1: Herning (ITT) 8.7km
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Stage One - Saturday 5 May
8.7 kilometres, individual time trial
Bluffers guide: Herning is home town to Bjarne Riis, Riis' remodelled Saxo Bank, effectively the Danish national team, will need to put on a show for the sponsors.
Local hero: Bjarne Riis (Saxo Bank) – Herning's most famous sporting son is a controversial figure. His 1996 Tour de France was acheived, by his own admission, with the aid of performance-enhancing drugs. N
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