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Arctic Race of Norway: Taaramäe drives late-race break to secure overall winDillier wins finale stage 4 in Narvik
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Headwind denies attacking Taaramae stage win at Arctic Race of NorwayEstonian looks set to leave Astana with several teams interested
The 2015 Arctic Race of Norway kicks off on August 13 with the four-day event taking in a total of 700 kilometres. Home favourites Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN Qhubeka) are both set to take part.
The race starts with a stage four the sprinters with a relatively flat 213.km that starts and finishes in Harstad. The second stage has more of a climbing feel to it with five categorised climbs. The penultimate stage to Målselv should decide the overall winner of the race with a final ascent to the line measuring 3.7 kilometres in length, and with an average gradient of 7.8 per cent. The final stage around Narvik will see the peloton take on a circuit that should once again suit the fastmen.
Arctic Norway race teams
Astana, BMC Racing, Bora Argon, Bretagne Seche, Cofidis, Cult Energy, Froy Bianchi, IAM Cycling, Lampre Merida, MTN-Qhubeka, Team Coop-Oster Hus, Team Europcar, Team Fixit.No, Team Giant Alpecin, Team Joker, Team Katusha, Team Novo Nordisk, Team Ringeriks, Team Sparebanken, Tinkoff-Saxo, Topsport Vlaanderern, United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team
Arctic Race of Norway race route
Stage 1: Harstad – Harstad 213.5km
Stage 2: Evenskjer – Setermoen 155km
Stage 3: Senja – Målselv 175km
Stage 4: Narvik – Narvik 160km
Arctic Race of Norway 201513 August 2015 - 16 August 2015 | Norway | 2.HC
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