Tour of Norway: Vangstad solos to victory on final day

Hansen wins overall

The Tour of Norway will remain in Jesper Hansen's career as the first-ever victory at the age of 24. On a wet finale with a stage finish on the runway of Eggemoen airport in the Ringerike region, the Dane came home safely in the bunch that couldn't catch lone attacker Andras Vangstad, 23, of the Sparenbanken Sør team run by Thor Hushovd and Atle Kvålsvoll.

"It's a very good feeling," Hansen told Cyclingnews. "This is the first big race I've won. It went all well in the last stage. [Runner-up Edvald] Boasson Hagen attacked in the final climb but I was not scared. I had 47 seconds lead on GC. I could let him go and make sure we weren't far behind. We went full gas, so did Katusha because they wanted a bunch sprint for Kristoff."

Eight riders went clear after 30km of racing: Yaroslav Popovych (Trek), Vegard Breen (Lotto-Soudal), Michael Reihs (Cult), Tim Kerkhof (Roompot), Arthur Vanoverberghe (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Alexander Wetterhall (Tre Berg-Bianchi), Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Joker) and Marius Hafsås ( They didn’t get more than three minutes of a lead. Only the three Norwegians believed there was a chance to win: Grøndahl Jansen, Breen and Hafsås. Another Norwegian entered in action with just 15km to go. He bridged the gap by himself and soloed to victory two kilometres before the end.

"This is absolutely fantastic," said the young rider from Kristiansand. "It's amazing that I managed to stay away. I didn't dare to look back to see how far behind the peloton was. It means a lot to me to win this race. Now I hope that people will know who I am."

As an experienced rider, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has warned on the very first day of the Tour of Norway that although he had won that conclusive stage last year on the same runway, he knew it would always be difficult to get a bunch sprint finish.

"I was hoping to win," said the Tour of Flanders champion who took third place behind Frederik Galta (Coop-Øster Hus). "Compared to last year, the distance between the last climb and the finishing line was shorter. I'm quite happy with third actually because at the top of the climb, I was pretty far behind but I managed to come back. What Vangstad did today was impressive, especially from a young rider who hasn't been cycling for a long time."

Boasson Hagen and David Lopez (Team Sky) completed the final podium of the Tour of Norway.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør4:10:29 
2Frederik Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:00:11 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:14 
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
5Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
7Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
8Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker  
9Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
10Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker  
11Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
12Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker  
13Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge  
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
15Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
16Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  
18David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky  
19Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:00:19 
20Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
21Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot0:00:26 
22Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
23Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
24August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus  
25Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
27Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
28Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
29Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:36 
30Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Team Joker  
31Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
32Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal  
33Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:45 
34Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
35Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Øyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:00:47 
37Emil Baekhoj Halvorsen (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:00:51 
38Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:01:00 
39Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
40Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:02 
41Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
42Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Team Roompot  
43Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:12 
44Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør  
45Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
46Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør  
47Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:38 
48Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no0:01:48 
49Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:02:16 
50Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:24 
51Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
52Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:02:36 
53Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no0:02:47 
54Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
55Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:09 
56Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:03:19 
57Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker0:03:21 
58Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:04:22 
59Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:25 
60Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:31 
61Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus  
62Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:08 
63Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:06:04 
64Rasmus Mygind (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team  
65Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:07:32 
66Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
67Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
68Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
69Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
70Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:57 
71Nicolai Brochner (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:08:13 
72Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
73Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
74Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
75Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Joker  
76Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør  
77Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft  
78Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
79Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:08:51 
80Kim Magnusson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi  
81Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi  
82Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:13:36 
83André Looij (Ned) Team Roompot0:15:03 
84Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:15:48 
85Max Emil Kørner (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft  
86James Glasspool (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi3 pts
2Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker2 
3Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi3 pts
2Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker2 
3Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør15 pts
2Frederik Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus14 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha13 
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal12 
5Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling11 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing10 
7Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal9 
8Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker8 
9Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert7 
10Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker6 
11Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling5 
12Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker4 
13Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge3 
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice2 
15Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no3 
3Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker2 
4Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi1 
Final general classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo23:14:57 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:47 
3David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:01:05 
4Frederik Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:01:31 
5Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:01:32 
6Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge0:01:33 
7Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:36 
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:01:43 
9Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:01:46 
10Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:01:51 
11Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker0:01:53 
12Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker0:01:56 
13Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:01:59 
14Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:08 
15Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:02:11 
16Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
17Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
18Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:15 
19August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:02:23 
20Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker  
21Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:02:35 
22Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot0:02:40 
23Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:46 
24Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:59 
25Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:03:06 
26Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:03:08 
27Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Team Joker0:03:16 
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:59 
29Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:05:37 
30Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:15 
31Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:06:46 
32Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:07:01 
33Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:08 
34Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:07:30 
35Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:08:52 
36Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:09:16 
37Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:31 
38Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no0:10:20 
39Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Team Roompot0:10:27 
40Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:10:28 
41Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:10:36 
42Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:11:31 
43Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:11:47 
44Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:13:20 
45Øyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:13:47 
46Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:15:24 
47Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:16:21 
48Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:18:11 
49Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:19:07 
50Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:19:28 
51Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:32 
52Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:19:51 
53Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal0:20:41 
54Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:21:04 
55Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:12 
56Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:21:34 
57Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Joker0:22:11 
58Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:22:13 
59Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal0:22:15 
60Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:22:49 
61Kim Magnusson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:23:26 
62Rasmus Mygind (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:24:18 
63Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:24:25 
64Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:25:04 
65Emil Baekhoj Halvorsen (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:25:11 
66Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:27:23 
67Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:28:31 
68Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:29:14 
69Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:29:35 
70Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:30:24 
71Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:30:50 
72Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:35:21 
73Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:36:22 
74Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no0:39:01 
75Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker0:39:07 
76Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:40:41 
77André Looij (Ned) Team Roompot0:40:48 
78Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi  
79Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:41:51 
80Max Emil Kørner (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:43:28 
81Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk0:44:13 
82Nicolai Brochner (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:47:29 
83Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:52:00 
84Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:53:12 
85Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:53:51 
86James Glasspool (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk1:00:12 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha53 pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka39 
3Frederik Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus33 
4David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky29 
5Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge28 
6Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo27 
7Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker27 
8Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør26 
9Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 
10Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky25 
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA22 
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge22 
13Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky21 
14Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker21 
15Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling21 
16Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal17 
17Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice15 
18Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling13 
19André Looij (Ned) Team Roompot12 
20Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker11 
21Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling10 
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing10 
23Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker10 
24Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert9 
25Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha9 
26Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
27Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
28Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise8 
29Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
30Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing7 
31Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling7 
32Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert7 
33Nicolai Brochner (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team7 
34Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi6 
35Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Joker5 
36Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5 
37Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft4 
38Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
39Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Team Joker3 
40Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
41Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi2 
42Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
43Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør28 pts
2Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal20 
3Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Team Joker18 
4David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky14 
5Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo13 
6Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo9 
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka8 
8Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge8 
9Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
10Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling7 
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
12Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice6 
13Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør6 
14Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker5 
15Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka5 
16Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal4 
17Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør4 
18Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
19Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
20Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Joker4 
21Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft4 
22Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker3 
23Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker3 
24Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
25Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 
26Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no3 
27Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
28Frederik Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus2 
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky2 
30Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
31Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker2 
32Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi2 
33Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi1 
34Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker23:16:53 
2Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Team Joker0:01:20 
3Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no0:08:24 
4Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:09:51 
5Øyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:11:51 
6Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:16:15 
7Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:17:55 
8Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:19:08 
9Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Joker0:20:15 
10Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør0:22:29 
11Emil Baekhoj Halvorsen (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:23:15 
12Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:28:28 
13Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:34:26 
14Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker0:37:11 
15André Looij (Ned) Team Roompot0:38:52 
16Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Tre Berg-Bianchi  
17Nicolai Brochner (Den) Riwal Platform Cycling Team0:45:33 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1CULT Energy Pro Cycling69:50:35 
2Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:14 
3Team Joker0:00:21 
4Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:08:57 
5Team Katusha0:09:01 
6Tinkoff - Saxo0:11:09 
7Orica Greenedge0:14:15 
8Team Sparebanken Sør0:14:26 
9Team Coop-Øster Hus0:16:29 
10Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:16:49 
11Trek Factory Team0:20:11 
12Team Sky0:20:12 
14Lotto Soudal0:25:23 
15Roompot Oranje Peloton0:29:17 
16Team Tre Berg-Bianchi0:32:43 
17Team Ringeriks - Kraft0:47:40 
18Riwal Platform C.T.1:16:31 
19Team Novo Nordisk2:28:37 
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