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Kristoff wins opening stage at Arctic Race of Norway

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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) speaking at the pre-race team presentation

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) speaking at the pre-race team presentation (Image credit: ASO)
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Ben Hermans with press

Ben Hermans with press (Image credit: ASO)
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Bryan Coquard jokes on stage

Bryan Coquard jokes on stage (Image credit: ASO)
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Sven Erik Bystrøm and Alexander Kristoff on the stage with Katusha

Sven Erik Bystrøm and Alexander Kristoff on the stage with Katusha (Image credit: ASO)
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Thor Hushovd is interviewed on stage

Thor Hushovd is interviewed on stage (Image credit: ASO)
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Rein Taaramäe (Astana)

Rein Taaramäe (Astana) (Image credit: ASO)
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Team Cofidis on stage

Team Cofidis on stage (Image credit: ASO)
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Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka)

Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka) (Image credit: ASO)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) speaking with the press

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) speaking with the press (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) wins the opening stage

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) wins the opening stage (Image credit: ASO)
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 Knut-Eirick Dybdal and Jean-Etienne Amaury with Bard Glad Persersen, Stratssekretaer UD, on the starting line

Knut-Eirick Dybdal and Jean-Etienne Amaury with Bard Glad Persersen, Stratssekretaer UD, on the starting line (Image credit: ASO)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: ASO)
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The Arctic Race of Norway

The Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) leads the Arctic Race of Norway

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) leads the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: ASO)
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Vegard Stake Laengen won the mountains jersey and some smoked salmon

Vegard Stake Laengen won the mountains jersey and some smoked salmon (Image credit: ASO)
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Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) best young rider

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) best young rider (Image credit: ASO)
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Marius Hafsas was most combative

Marius Hafsas was most combative (Image credit: ASO)
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Kristoff has a special helmet for the Arctic Race of Norway

Kristoff has a special helmet for the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway

Stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway (Image credit: ASO)
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Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd (Image credit: ASO)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the battle of the Norwegians as he beat Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) to victory on the opening stage of the Arctic Race of Norway. It was a two-way duel between the pair on the uphill finish in Harstad as they put some serious distance between themselves and the rest of the pack. Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) won the secondary sprint to finish in third.

Gerald Ciolek did a strong turn onto the final climb to bring Boasson Hagen right to the front. Kristoff, led by Marco Haller, moved right beside him to set up the final battle perfectly. Boasson Hagen kicked off the sprint but risked being blocked in when Haller peeled off to the left and got in the way of the MTN-Qhubeka rider. A quick tap on the side let Haller know he was there and normal service resumed.

Boasson Hagen pulled out a small gap on Kristoff but the Katusha rider held his nerve and delivered his first victory since June, making him the first leader of the race. “It’s great to win again. I didn’t win the whole summer so I’m happy. It was about time,” Kristoff said just before stepping on to the podium.

“I’m happy to win in the Arctic and now we can relax a bit because we have a win. With a five-man team it’s always very difficult but my team did a really great job even if we are one guy less. I was in the perfect position in the last kilometre and I was the strongest in the last climb to the finish so I was happy to finish it off.”

How it happened

Under a blue skyline and with the picturesque coastal city of Harstad acting as the backdrop, the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway set off on stage one.

Although the profile only included three categorised climbs, the rolling terrain offered a stern test to a field that comprised WorldTour, Pro Continental and Continental teams.

From the gun, attacks began and it wasn’t long before a seven-man move slipped clear after 14 kilometres of racing with Maxime Cam (Bretagne Seche-Environment), Vegard Stake Laengen (Team Joker), Max Emil Boholm Korner (Team Ringeriks Kraft), Haavard Blikra (Coop-Oster Hus), Jon Saeveras Breivold (Froy Oslo), Marius Hafsas (Fixit.no) and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen) all going clear.

Along the rugged terrain the gap only grew, peaking out at seven minutes before the Katusha and Lampre Merida teams began to muster any form of damage limitation. With a gentle tailwind they quickly began to peg the break back, ticking off a minute here, a few more seconds there, before the seven-man break were at 3:20 with another 70 kilometres still to race.

Vegard Stake Laengen and Håvard Blikra claimed the first two climbs en route before Europcar moved to the front with Bryan Coquard’s chances of a sprint win firmly on their minds.

The reinforcements at the front of the peloton spelt the end for the break, with their advantage dropping below 1:50 as the race arched its way back to Hardstand and a finishing circuit that would decide the stage winner and the first leader in this year’s race.

With 25 kilometres to go the dying embers of the break briefly shone with a number of latch-ditch attacks as Vegard Stake Laengen took off alone. Hafsas was the only rider able to bridge across. The pair managed to move their buffer from 59 seconds to 1:19 with 20 kilometres to go. Laengen looked the stronger of the pairing as he distanced Hafsas with 8 kilometres remaining, forcing him to attempt the final lap on his own.

It was a stiff challenge, though, with the peloton crossing the finish line for the last lap just 16 seconds behind. His brave effort lasted until 6 kilometres to go after a spurt from BMC’s Dylan Teuns split the peloton. Astana also sent a rider off the front but the bunch regrouped with just over a kilometre to go, Katusha and Bora-Argon 18 setting the pace.

MTN-Qhubeka sidled into view as the race hit the bottom of the final climb, as Ciolek led Boasson Hagen to the front of the bunch. He launched his run for the line first but it was Alexander Kristoff who took the spoils on the day.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha4:58:36
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling
11Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
12Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
13Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
14Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
15Fredriks Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
16Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
17Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker
18Audun Brekke Flotten (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
19Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
20Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
21Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker
22Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team
23August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
25Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
26Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
27Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
28Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling
29Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
30Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:09
31Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
32Jose Rodolfo Serpa (Col) Lampre-Merida
33Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:11
34Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
35Herman Dahl (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
36Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
37Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker
38Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo
39Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
40Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
41Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
42Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
43Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
44Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
45Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
46Amund Groendahljansen (Nor) Team Joker
47Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
48Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo
49Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
50Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida
51Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
52Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
53Oyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
54Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
55Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
56Edwin Wilson (Swe) Team Joker0:00:20
57Andréa Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:21
58Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
59Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:00:23
60Reidar Bohlin Borgersen (Nor) Team Joker0:00:26
61Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
62Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:28
63Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:30
64Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
65Oscar Landa (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
66Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:46
67Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
68Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:49
69Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
70Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:13
71Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
72Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:29
73Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
74Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
75Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
76Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
77Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
78Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
79Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
80Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
81Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:01:36
82Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:01:53
83Anders Kristoffersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
84Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:02
85Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
86Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:04
87Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
88Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
89Adrian Gjolberg (Nor) Team Fixit.no
90Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:28
91Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:03:08
92Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:03:56
93Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
94Fridtjof Roinas (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:04:10
95Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:18
96Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:19
97Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:28
98Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:05:16
99Halvord Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
100Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no
101Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
102Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Team Fixit.no
103Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no
104Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
105Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida
106Jayde Julius (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
107Torstein Traeen (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
108Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
109Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
110Oddbjorn Klomsten Andersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
111Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
112Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team
113Sindre Eid Hermansen (Nor) Team Fixit.no
114Even Rege (Nor) Team Fixit.no
115Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
116Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:45
117Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:05:50
118Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
119Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
120Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
121Max Emil Boholm Korner (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
122Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
123James Glasspool (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
124Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
125Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
126Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
127Guillaume Thevenot (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:33
128Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFGerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFAnders Norderhus Roe (Nor) Team Froy Oslo

Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus3pts
2Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker2
3Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement1

Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus3pts
2Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker2
3Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement1

Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus3pts
2Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker2
3Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement1

Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha15pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka12
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 189
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida7
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6
6Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling5
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4
8Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling3
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2
10Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling1

Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker4pts
2Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement2
3Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no1

Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus4pts
2Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker2
3Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement1

Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team4pts
2Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo2
3Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha1

Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 184:58:36
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida
3Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
4Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
5Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling
6Fredriks Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
7Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
8Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker
9Audun Brekke Flotten (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
10Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
11Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker
12August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
13Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
14Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
15Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:00:11
16Herman Dahl (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
17Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo
18Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
19Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
20Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
21Amund Groendahljansen (Nor) Team Joker
22Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
23Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo
24Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
25Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida
26Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
27Oyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
28Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
29Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor

Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no

Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cult Energy Pro Cycling14:55:48
2IAM Cycling
3BMC Racing Team
4Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:11
5Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Team Joker
7Team Coop-Oster Hus
8Bretagne - Seche Environnement
9Astana Pro Team
10Lampre - Merida0:00:20
11Bora-Argon 180:00:21
12Team Ringeriks-Kraft0:00:22
13Team Sparebanken Sor0:00:33

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha4:58:26
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:04
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:00:06
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:10
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling
11Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
12Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
13Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
14Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
15Fredriks Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
16Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
17Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker
18Audun Brekke Flotten (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
19Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
20Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
21Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker
22Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team
23August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
25Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
26Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
27Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
28Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling
29Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
30Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker0:00:15
31Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:19
32Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
33Jose Rodolfo Serpa (Col) Lampre-Merida
34Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:21
35Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
36Herman Dahl (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
37Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
38Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo
39Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
40Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
41Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
42Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
43Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
44Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
45Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
46Amund Groendahljansen (Nor) Team Joker
47Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
48Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo
49Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
50Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida
51Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
52Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
53Oyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
54Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
55Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
56Edwin Wilson (Swe) Team Joker0:00:30
57Andréa Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:31
58Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
59Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:00:33
60Reidar Bohlin Borgersen (Nor) Team Joker0:00:36
61Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
62Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:38
63Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:40
64Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
65Oscar Landa (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
66Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:56
67Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
68Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:59
69Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
70Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:23
71Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
72Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:39
73Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
74Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
75Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
76Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
77Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
78Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
79Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
80Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
81Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:01:46
82Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:01:54
83Anders Kristoffersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:02:03
84Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:12
85Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
86Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:14
87Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
88Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
89Adrian Gjolberg (Nor) Team Fixit.no
90Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:38
91Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:03:18
92Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:04:06
93Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
94Fridtjof Roinas (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:04:20
95Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:28
96Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:29
97Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:38
98Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:05:26
99Halvord Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
100Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no
101Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
102Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Team Fixit.no
103Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no
104Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
105Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida
106Jayde Julius (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
107Torstein Traeen (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
108Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
109Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
110Oddbjorn Klomsten Andersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
111Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
112Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team
113Sindre Eid Hermansen (Nor) Team Fixit.no
114Even Rege (Nor) Team Fixit.no
115Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
116Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:55
117Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:05:57
118Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:06:00
119Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
120Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
121Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
122Max Emil Boholm Korner (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
123Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
124James Glasspool (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
125Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
126Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
127Guillaume Thevenot (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:43
128Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha15pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka12
3Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus9
4Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 189
5Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida7
6Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6
7Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker6
8Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling5
9Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4
10Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling3
11Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3
12Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2
13Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling1

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker6pts
2Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team4
3Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus4
4Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3
5Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo2
6Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha1
7Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 184:58:32
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:04
3Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
4Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
5Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling
6Fredriks Galta (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
7Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
8Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker
9Audun Brekke Flotten (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
10Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
11Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker
12August Jensen (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
13Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
14Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
15Andreas Vangstad (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:00:15
16Herman Dahl (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
17Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff-Saxo
18Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
19Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
20Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
21Amund Groendahljansen (Nor) Team Joker
22Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
23Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo
24Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
25Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida
26Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
27Oyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
28Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
29Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor
30Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:32
31Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:34
32Oscar Landa (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus
33Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:50
34Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
35Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:53
36Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:17
37Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:33
38Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
39Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
40Ole Forfang (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
41Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
42Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
43Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
44Haavard Blikra (Nor) Team Coop-Oster Hus0:01:48
45Anders Kristoffersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:01:57
46Andreas Erland (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:06
47Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
48Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:02:08
49Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
50Fridtjof Roinas (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sor0:04:14
51Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:23
52Halvord Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:05:20
53Marius Andre Hafsas (Nor) Team Fixit.no
54Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
55Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Team Fixit.no
56Ole Andre Austevoll (Nor) Team Fixit.no
57Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
58Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida
59Jayde Julius (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
60Torstein Traeen (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
61Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
62Oddbjorn Klomsten Andersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
63Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
64Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team
65Sindre Eid Hermansen (Nor) Team Fixit.no
66Even Rege (Nor) Team Fixit.no
67Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:49
68Maxime Cam (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:05:51
69Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:05:54
70Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
71Max Emil Boholm Korner (Nor) Team Ringeriks - Kraft
72James Glasspool (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
73Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
74Guillaume Thevenot (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:37

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cult Energy Pro Cycling14:55:48
2IAM Cycling
3BMC Racing Team
4Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:11
5Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Team Joker
7Team Coop-Oster Hus
8Bretagne - Seche Environnement
9Astana Pro Team
10Lampre - Merida0:00:20
11Bora-Argon 180:00:21
12Team Ringeriks-Kraft0:00:22
13Team Sparebanken Sor0:00:33

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