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Headwind denies attacking Taaramae stage win at Arctic Race of Norway

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Rein Taaramae put in a late attack.

Rein Taaramae put in a late attack. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Rein Taaramae (Astana) was caught with two kilometres remaining.

Rein Taaramae (Astana) was caught with two kilometres remaining. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Rein Taaramae (Astana Pro Team) came up short on stage 3 of the Arctic Race of Norway after he was caught and passed on the final climb by stage winner and new race leader Ben Hermans (BMC Racing).

“I have no complaints because we did it the right way. Maybe Hermans was just a bit more clever because when I attacked he waited and there was a headwind. He was able to recover, and when he caught me he was able to go again and beat me,” Taaramae said at the finish.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.