Grand Prix Herning's history

Grand Prix Herning is a one-day race, held in and around Herning. The race is characterized by being one of the most prestigious one-day races in Denmark. It was the one of the first races to include gravel sections as a part of the route and this has made it become quite iconic.
For years, the race has been a UCI-race (race on the UCI calendar) with the participation of World Tour riders.
The race, with its 179,25 km is defined by its exhausting and demanding gravel sections with a total length of about 37 km, which often creates a big elimination of the peloton. The wind of western Jutland will furthermore influence the race. Because of the many gravel sections, the race has gotten the nickname "a spring day on the moors" with a hidden tribute to Paris-Roubaix with the nickname "a spring day in hell"
Winners of the race in the 30 year-long history include Claus Michael Møller, Bjarne Riis, Michael Sandstød, Fréderic Moncassin, Mads Würtz Schmidt, Andreas Stokbro og Mathias Norsgaard.

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