Arctic Race of Norway - August Jensen wins third stage, Dylan Teuns still on top
Aug 12 2017 06:23 pm CET

Arctic Race of Norway - August Jensen wins third stage, Dylan Teuns still on top

Team Coop's August Jensen has won the third stage of the Arctic Race of Norway. The rider crossed the finish line centimetres ahead of Dylan Teuns (BMC).

The third stage of the Norwegian race was 185.5 kilometres long between Lyngseidet (Lyngen Alps) and Finnvikdalen (Tromsø). The route featured two second category climbs and one of the first category at the end of the day.

The stage started with a lot of rain and four riders took the lead in the first kilometres. Bernhard Eisel (Dimension Data), Truls Korsaeth (Astana), Ole Andre Austevoll (Coop) and Sebastien Delfosse (WB-Veranclassic Aquality Protect), formed the original breakaway and later on, four more riders joined them in front.

This group managed to create a gap of more than three minutes with the pack. As the climbs passed, the peloton got closer and riders in front dropped until only four remained.

At around four kilometres from the end, the pack caught the lead group and went ahead to face the last climb of the day. The first one to make a move was Andriy Grivko (Astana), who created a substantial gap with a reduced peloton but was caught just before the flamme rouge.

GC leader Dylan Teuns (BMC) attacked in the last kilometre but was surpassed by August Jensen of Team Coop in the final meters.

Teuns keeps leading the General Classification standings with one stage to go.
Image: Arctic Race of Norway logo.





COMMENTS