Another thing to consider is also that Im pretty sure the Danes are some of the biggest cycling fans on average. Sure, lots of casual fans, but its a great cycling country in terms of the support you can expect on the roads and such. I also read that there are more bikes than people in Copenhagen, thats a nice stat and not all that irrelevant considering it is a bike race. Still, I know I would have been a lot more sceptic if NL got yet another one of these almost always boring GT-starts, so yeah. Logistically its also much harder, altho it was reported that the riders would be on the French hotels around 7 pm on day 3, so they should get lots of rest - still, the 4th day as a rest day is kinda awkward. Lets hope they only go with one more rest day as opposed to the Giro which still had two rest days afterwards the first and early one.