Per Strand Hagenes wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

CASSEL FRANCE MAY 20 Per Strand Hagenes of Norway and Team JumboVisma crosses the finish line as stage winner during the 67th 4 Jours de Dunkerque Grand Prix des Hauts de France 2023 Stage 5 a 1877km stage from Roubaix to Cassel 152m on May 20 2023 in Cassel France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Per Strand Hagenes of Jumbo-Visma (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

A daring late solo attack by Per Strand Hagenes has netted the Jumbo-Visma rider the biggest victory of his career in the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro, although the young Norwegian’s failure to salute as he crossed the line suggested he did not know he had actually won.

Strand Hagenes attacked two kilometres from the line from a break of 10 to claim the victory, with Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) taking second, 17 seconds back, and Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) in third.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.

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