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Arctic Race of Norway: Laas wins stage 2

Martin Laas (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 2 of the Arctic Race of Norway, beating Alexander Kristoff (Norway) to the line in Kilpisjärvi, across the border in Finland.

Kristoff was the favourite to win the stage and he hit the front inside the final 150 metres but Laas closed rapidly to pip the Norwegian at the line and claim the honours. Danny van Poppel (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert) placed third ahead of Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation), while Manuel Peñalver (Burgos-BH) took fifth.

Kristoff had the consolation of moving into the overall leader’s yellow jersey after picking up six bonus seconds for his second place finish. He is level on time with stage 1 winner Markus Hoelgaard (UNO-X Pro Cycling) but he moves ahead of his fellow countryman on the basis of their placings across the first two stages. Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels) lies in third overall at eight seconds, with Kristian Aasvold (Team Coop) a further second back in fourth.

The combination of an interminable finishing straight and stiff headwind seemed to favour Kristoff’s power and nous, and he was tucked onto the wheel of his teammate Sven Erik Bystrøm in the final kilometre as Israel Start-Up Nation’s Rick Zabel led out the sprint on behalf of Barbier.

Kristoff surged to the front within sight of the line but Laas was moving up behind him and the Estonian delivered a well-timed effort to swoop past at the line to take the stage honours.

“It’s quite good and it’s close to my home. OK, from here it’s 1500 kilometres but Finland is a neighbouring country so it’s quite nice,” said Laas, who confessed to struggling with cramps in the run-in to the finish.

“It was really tough and there was also headwind and it was slightly downhill, so it was also a little bit of a tricky one. To be honest, with 5k to go I had cramps, and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to sprint or not. But in the end the team worked really well, and Rudiger [Selig] brought me to 300 metres to go. I followed some wheels from there and then in the last 150 metres I launched my sprint. I saw from the left side that I was faster than Kristoff and I was quite sure I was going to pass him – but in the end it was a close one.”

Kristoff hasn’t won a race since he landed the opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France last August. This was second successive second place after he was denied by the escapee Hoelgaard on Thursday.

“Two days in a row now with second place, I wish I managed to win one of them: that’s life, I haven’t won in a long time,” said Kristoff. “He came from quite far back and it was a slight headwind and that was maybe a smart approach. But at the end it was just my legs. I couldn’t hold him off. It’s a bit disappointing, but I’m getting closer.”

The stage was animated by a five-rider break comprising Jimmy Janssens (Alpecin-Fenix), Fredrik Dversnes (Team Coop), Oliver Naesen (AG2R-Citroën), Cerial Desal (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) and Cédric Beullens (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise). That quintet had two minutes in hand with 50km to go, before the rugged terrain began to whittle down the move.

Only Naesen, Dversnes and Janssens remained in front after the climb of Skibotndalen with 33km to go, while Uno-X and Israel Start-Up Nation led the chase in the peloton behind. Naesen dropped off the front in the final 20km, but Dversnes and Janssens continued to put up fierce resistance until they were eventually caught with 2km to go.

PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe03:56:14
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team
3Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
4Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
5Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH
6Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
7Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
11Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Team Coop
12Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
13Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies
14Luca Coati (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash
15Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
16Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko
17Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
18Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
19Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
20Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
21Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
22Marcel Meisen (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
23Harry Tanfield (GBr) Qhubeka NextHash
24Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Delko
25Søren Wærenskjold (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
26Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
27Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
28Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Bingoal WB
29Rodrigo Alvarez (Spa) Burgos-BH
30Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
31Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
32Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
33Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Norwegian National Team
34Lubomir Petrus (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
35Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
36Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Norwegian National Team
37Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
38Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko
39Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) TotalEnergies
40Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
41Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
42Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
43Tore Andre Aase Vabø (Nor) Team Coop
44Ward Vanhoof (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
45Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Coop
46Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
47Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
48Jacob Eriksson (Swe) Team Coop
49Sean De Bie (Bel) Bingoal WB
50Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
51Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos-BH
52Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
53Julien Trarieux (Fra) Delko
54Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
55Benjamin Perry (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
56Alan Riou (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
57Andre Drege (Nor) Norwegian National Team
58Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Qhubeka NextHash
59Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
60Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
61Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
62Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
63Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
64Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
65Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal WB
66Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
67Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
68Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
69Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
70Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
71Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
72Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Qhubeka NextHash
73Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
74Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
75Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis
77Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
78Ludvik Aspelund Holstad (Nor) Norwegian National Team
79Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
80Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
81Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
82Erik Nordsaeter Resell (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
83Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) Burgos-BH
84Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
85Niki Terpstra (Ned) TotalEnergies
86Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
87Eirik Lunder (Nor) Team Coop
88André Carvalho (Por) Cofidis
89Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
90Dusan Rajovic (Srb) Delko
91Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
92Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
93Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
94Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
95Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:00:16
96Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
97Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
98Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop
99Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
100Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation
101Valentin Ferron (Fra) TotalEnergies00:00:28
102Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
103Ådne Holter (Nor) Norwegian National Team
104Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe00:00:53
105Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe00:01:08
106Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:01:39
107Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
108Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB00:14:31
DNSJulien Morice (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
DNFCristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies
DNFKarel Vacek (Cze) Qhubeka NextHash

Sprint 1 - R857 Overbygd (R857-R87) km. 53.8
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team3
2Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix2
3Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB1

Sprint 2 - E8 Skibotn km. 127.7
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix3
2Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise2
3Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team1

Sprint 3 - Finland Border km. 164.5
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix3
2Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop2
3Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic1

Sprint 4 - Kilpisjarvi (Finland) km. 177.6
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe15
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team12
3Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux9
4Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation7
5Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH6
6Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise5
7Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux4
8Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic3
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies2
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM1

Mountain 1 - Heia Summit km. 32.7
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop3
2Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB2
3Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team1

Mountain 2 - Skibotndalen Summit km. 143.7
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop3
2Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix2
3Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team1

Mountain 3 - Lompolandjarvi Summit km. 158.2
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop3
2Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix2
3Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team1

Young riders
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH03:56:14
2Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
3Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic
4Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Team Coop
5Luca Coati (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash
6Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
7Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
8Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
9Søren Wærenskjold (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
10Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
11Rodrigo Alvarez (Spa) Burgos-BH
12Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Norwegian National Team
13Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
14Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko
15Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) TotalEnergies
16Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
17Tore Andre Aase Vabø (Nor) Team Coop
18Ward Vanhoof (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
19Jacob Eriksson (Swe) Team Coop
20Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
21Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
22Alan Riou (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
23Andre Drege (Nor) Norwegian National Team
24Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
25Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
26Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
27Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
28Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
29Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Qhubeka NextHash
30Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
31Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
32Ludvik Aspelund Holstad (Nor) Norwegian National Team
33Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
34Erik Nordsaeter Resell (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
35Eirik Lunder (Nor) Team Coop
36André Carvalho (Por) Cofidis
37Dusan Rajovic (Srb) Delko
38Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
39Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:00:16
40Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop
41Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation
42Valentin Ferron (Fra) TotalEnergies00:00:28
43Ådne Holter (Nor) Norwegian National Team
44Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:01:39
45Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB00:14:31

PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Qhubeka NextHash11:48:42
4Norwegian National Team
6Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
7Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
10Astana-Premier Tech
11Team Coop
13AG2R Citroën Team
14Team Arkea-Samsic
15Israel Start-up Nation
16Bingoal WB
17Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
18B&B Hotels p/b KTM

General classification after stage 2
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team07:07:33
2Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM00:00:08
4Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Coop00:00:09
5Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech00:00:10
6Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:00:11
7Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
8Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies00:00:12
9Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
10Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
11Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Delko
12Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
13Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Norwegian National Team
14Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
15Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
16Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
17Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) TotalEnergies
18Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Norwegian National Team
19Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko
20Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
21Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
22Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
23Jacob Eriksson (Swe) Team Coop
24Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Qhubeka NextHash
25Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
26Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
27Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
28Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
29Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:25
30Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team00:00:26
31Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:00:30
32Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
33Marcel Meisen (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
34Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Bingoal WB
35Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
36Ward Vanhoof (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
37Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
38Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
39Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
40Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
41Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
42Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
43Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies00:00:38
44Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
45Julien Trarieux (Fra) Delko
46Benjamin Perry (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
47Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
48Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal WB
49Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
50Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Qhubeka NextHash
51Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis
52Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop00:00:39
53Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:00:44
54Erik Nordsaeter Resell (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:45
55Valentin Ferron (Fra) TotalEnergies00:00:58
56Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko00:01:19
57Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM00:01:23
58Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:01:31
59Søren Wærenskjold (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:01:33
60Luca Coati (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash00:01:37
61Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
62Andre Drege (Nor) Norwegian National Team
63Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
64Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
65Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Team Coop00:02:04
66Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:02:36
67Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:02:38
68Sean De Bie (Bel) Bingoal WB
69Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH00:02:39
70Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
71Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
72Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
73Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) Burgos-BH
74Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
75Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic00:02:42
76Lubomir Petrus (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
77Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
78Alan Riou (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
79Niki Terpstra (Ned) TotalEnergies
80André Carvalho (Por) Cofidis
81Eirik Lunder (Nor) Team Coop
82Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:02:58
83Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation
84Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:03:04
85Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos-BH00:03:06
86Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
87Dusan Rajovic (Srb) Delko
88Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM00:03:10
89Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe00:03:16
90Harry Tanfield (GBr) Qhubeka NextHash00:03:24
91Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
92Tore Andre Aase Vabø (Nor) Team Coop
93Ludvik Aspelund Holstad (Nor) Norwegian National Team
94Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
95Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
96Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:03:40
97Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe00:04:07
98Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe00:04:17
99Ådne Holter (Nor) Norwegian National Team00:04:26
100Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:05:00
101Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe00:05:25
102Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team00:06:46
103Rodrigo Alvarez (Spa) Burgos-BH00:08:31
104Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
105Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation00:08:38
106Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:09:37
107Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation00:14:09
108Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB00:17:12

Points Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team24
2Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team15
3Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe15
4Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM10
5Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Coop9
6Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux9
7Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix8
8Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8
9Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation7
10Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team6
11Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH6
12Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5
13Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise5
14Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team4
15Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic4
16Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux4
17Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team3
18Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise3
19Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic3
20Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech3
21Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech2
22Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux2
23Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies2
24Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop2
25Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise2
26Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic1
27Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux1
28Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB1

Mountains Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop9
2Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech8
3Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team6
4Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix4
5Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Coop3
6Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux3
7Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team3
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic2
9Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team2
10Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise2
11Tore Andre Aase Vabø (Nor) Team Coop2
12Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB2
13Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech1
14Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis1

Young Riders Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech07:07:43
2Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis00:00:02
3Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Norwegian National Team
4Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) TotalEnergies
5Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko
6Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
7Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
8Jacob Eriksson (Swe) Team Coop
9Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
10Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:15
11Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:00:20
12Ward Vanhoof (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
13Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
14Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
15Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH00:00:28
16Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
17Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Qhubeka NextHash
18Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Team Coop00:00:29
19Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:00:34
20Erik Nordsaeter Resell (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:35
21Valentin Ferron (Fra) TotalEnergies00:00:48
22Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:01:21
23Søren Wærenskjold (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:01:23
24Luca Coati (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash00:01:27
25Andre Drege (Nor) Norwegian National Team
26Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
27Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Team Coop00:01:54
28Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:02:26
29Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH00:02:29
30Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
31Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
32Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
33Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic00:02:32
34Alan Riou (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
35André Carvalho (Por) Cofidis
36Eirik Lunder (Nor) Team Coop
37Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation00:02:48
38Dusan Rajovic (Srb) Delko00:02:56
39Tore Andre Aase Vabø (Nor) Team Coop00:03:14
40Ludvik Aspelund Holstad (Nor) Norwegian National Team
41Ådne Holter (Nor) Norwegian National Team00:04:16
42Gleb Brussenskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech00:04:50
43Rodrigo Alvarez (Spa) Burgos-BH00:08:21
44Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
45Ceriel Desal (Bel) Bingoal WB00:17:02

Teams Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Norwegian National Team21:23:15
2Team Arkea-Samsic00:00:13
5AG2R Citroën Team
6Astana-Premier Tech
8Bingoal WB
10Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:29
12Team Coop00:00:52
13Qhubeka NextHash00:00:54
14Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:01:25
15Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:02:30
16B&B Hotels p/b KTM00:03:25
17Israel Start-up Nation00:04:57

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Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation (opens in new tab), published by Gill Books.

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