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Ethan Hayter wins the Tour of Norway

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Tour of Norway 2021 - 9th Edition - 4th stage Hinna Park - 156,5 km - 22/08/2021- Ethan Hayter (GBR - Ineos Grenadiers) - Ide Schelling (NED - Bora - Hansgrohe) - Mike Teunissen (NED - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Szymon Gruchalski/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) atop the podium with Ide Schelling and Mike Teunissen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour of Norway 2021 - 9th Edition - 4th stage Hinna Park - 156,5 km - 22/08/2021- Matthew Walls (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - Mads Pedersen (DEN - Trek - Segafredo) - photo Szymon Gruchalski/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Matthew Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the final stage over Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour of Norway 2021 - 9th Edition - 4th stage Hinna Park - 156,5 km - 22/08/2021- Matthew Walls (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - Mads Pedersen (DEN - Trek - Segafredo) - photo Szymon Gruchalski/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Matthew Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the final stage over Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour of Norway 2021 - 9th Edition - 4th stage Hinna Park - 156,5 km - 22/08/2021- Matthew Walls (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - Mads Pedersen (DEN - Trek - Segafredo) - photo Szymon Gruchalski/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021

Matthew Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the final stage over Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) claimed the first stage race victory of his professional career taking home the overall title in the Tour of Norway after winning the first two stages.

The British rider topped Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) by 15 seconds with Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) in third at 25 seconds.

“This is my first GC win and it definitely wasn’t an easy one,” Hayter said after successfully defending his lead for three stages.

"The first two days I got an advantage and then defending it on stage 3 was the hardest day of all of them. It’s not been an easy race. I really enjoyed this race. The weather has been amazing, the views have been amazing and the race has been great."

Bora-Hansgrohe's Matthew Walls took the first victory of his professional career in the final sprint stage to Stavanger, beating former world champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Daniel Hoelgaard (Uno-X).

"I am super happy with my first pro victory today," Walls said. "Big thanks to the whole team and especially Nils for the perfect leadout over the last couple of kilometers. I was not quite sure how my shape is going to be after the Olympics and I did not expect anything here but I am more than happy that it worked out and I could finish it off!"

Brief Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-Hansgrohe 3:25:16
2Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
3Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
4Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
7Nils Lau Broge (Den) BHS-PL Beton Bornholm
8Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
9Nick van der Lijke (Ned) Riwal Cycling Team
10Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

Final general classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ethan Hayter (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 15:15:00
2Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:15
3Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:25
4Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:33
5James Shaw (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
6Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Coop
7Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo
8Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Riwal Cycling Team
9Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35
10Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:41

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