Arctic Race of Norway - Dylan Teuns: It's a bit like a fairytale
Aug 14 2017 02:15 am CET

Arctic Race of Norway - Dylan Teuns: It's a bit like a fairytale
Arctic Race of Norway - Dylan Teuns: It's a bit like a fairytale
Photo of Dylan Teuns ©Tim De Waele/

BMC's Dylan Teuns can't believe the season he is having after winning the Arctic Race of Norway.

Having already won the Tour de Wallonie and the Tour de Pologne, the Belgian now added the overall victory of the Arctic Race. "It's a bit like a fairytale," said the rider. "It's an unbelievable feeling. I knew my shape wasn't gone coming into this race but to back up my previous performances here is incredible.

"We had a good tactic coming into today's stage and the team was ready to fight for me. In the end, I won the jersey but the guys worked really hard for me and I really appreciate all the work they have done. It is a huge honour to have the team riding for me and believing in me. It is a great feeling and it is important for my confidence. If your teammates believe in you, it gives you a little bit of an edge over other riders."

Teuns attacked at the last moment of the last climb and could manage to create a gap big enough to give him the stage and the overall victory. "I went at the right moment, and I knew when I looked behind that I had a small gap and that I just had to keep going because there was a short descent, and they weren't going to catch me on that," he explained.

"It was pretty technical, so they wouldn't be riding any faster than me. With one km to go I looked behind again I didn't see anyone, so I was pretty sure, not totally, but confident enough and then I just went full gas until the last few meters to keep the jersey safe."

Now it's time for the rider to take a rest before continuing with the season. "I think after this race I have some time to rest and recover after a tough few weeks before I head into my next races and I hope this form continues."



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