Denmark's hosting of the Grand Départ was a net positive, according to organisers ©Getty Images

Organisers of the Tour de France Grand Départ in Denmark this year have crowned it a success, with an official report claiming it "had both a significant economic and social impact".

Copenhagen held the first stage of the Tour de France, followed by stage two traversing from Roskilde to Nyborg and stage three starting in Vejle and finishing in Sønderborg.

It was the first time in the history of the race that Denmark had hosted stages, and pushed back from 2021 because of men's football's European Championship being delayed.

The opening stage is reported to have attracted 639,954 spectators, with the three days combining for in excess of 1.66 million attendees.

"The majority of the population had a positive experience of the event and Denmark achieved a high level of international visibility through hosting the event," said the Wonderful Copenhagen and Sport Event Denmark report.

"The analysis of the attitudes of the general public as well as the tourists shows that their opinion on Tour De France is predominantly positive and that the majority had a good experience, and considered the event a community celebration.

"The evaluation of the start and finish cities documents that the hosting of Tour de France has brought substantial, and seemingly lasting, social and organisational changes - as well as skill enhancement in the municipalities and organisations that were a part of the planning and hosting of events related to Tour de France."

Jonas Vingegaard, a Dane, won this year's Tour de France ©Getty Images
Jonas Vingegaard, a Dane, won this year's Tour de France ©Getty Images

There were more than 722,000 domestic and international day visits from tourists during the three days, with 92 per cent of them saying the Tour de France lived up to expectations.

Tourists were said to have spent DKK757 million (£87.4 million/$108 million/€101 million) while the race was on in Denmark.

There were more than 700 Tour de France activities across the country at the time, with 75 per cent of Danes agreeing or partially agreeing that the race start was a "community celebration".

Nearly 80,000 editorial mentions were made about the three stages, while there were more than 170,000 Tour de France mentions related to Denmark.

A total of 190 countries broadcasted the Grand Départ too.

Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard, competing for Jumbo-Visma, was the general classification winner this year, becoming only the second Dane to win the Tour de France after Bjarne Riis in 1996.