Adam Toupalik celebrates in Arctic Race of Norway, Chernetski keeps leader's jersey
Aug 18 2018 08:47 pm CET

Adam Toupalik celebrates in Arctic Race of Norway, Chernetski keeps leader's jersey
Adam Toupalik celebrates in Arctic Race of Norway, Chernetski keeps leader's jersey
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

Corendon-Circus' Adam Toupalik has won the third stage of the Arctic Race of Norway. The Czech cyclocross rider survived from the breakaway and took a solo victory in Hammerfest.

The penultimate stage of the Norwegian race was 194 kilometres long on a hilly profile between Honningsvag and Hammerfest. The day started with a breakaway of nine that included riders like Willie Smit, Connor Swift, Adam Toupalik and Robin Carpenter.

Teams like Astana, BMC, and Wanty Groupe-Gobert took control of the pace of the peloton to reduce the gap with the front men. In the last kilometres, and just as the pack was getting closer, Toupalik launched an attack from the front and managed to keep the gap until the end, taking a second victory in the race for his team Corendon-Circus.

His teammate, Mathieu van der Poel was the fastest man of the bunch and was second on the stage. Astana's Sergei Chernetski was third and extended his lead in the general classification.




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