Cees Bol triumphs in opening stage of Tour of Norway
May 29 2019 05:35 am CET

Cees Bol triumphs in opening stage of Tour of Norway
Cees Bol triumphs in opening stage of Tour of Norway
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Team Sunweb's Cees Bol has taken the victory of the opening stage in the Tour of Norway. The rider was the fastest at the final sprint and crossed the line ahead of Eduard Michael Grosu and Alexander Kristoff.

The first day of competition in the Scandinavian race was 168 kilometres long between Stavanger and Egersund. The escape of the day got an advantage of more than seven minutes but despite the hard work of its riders, it was caught at around five kilometres to go.

Sunweb put Bol in a good position ahead of the final sprint and the rider managed his efforts in a perfect way to get the day's victory. "Today was a nice stage; it was quite easy and well controlled throughout the day," the rider said.

"It was then pretty hectic with a tailwind towards the last kilometre but the guys did a really good job all day to protect me and keep me in a safe position. We lost each other a little on the run in but we came back together and they brought me to the front of the peloton inside the last kilometre. It was a headwind finish so I waited for the right moment to start my sprint. I’m really happy to open the Tour of Norway like this."

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