Tour of Norway

Stage 2) Kvinesdal - Mandal

NO Norway, Wednesday 29 May 2019
174 km

Hodeg back to winning ways

Hodeg back to winning ways

Alvaro Hodeg had to wait more than three months to put his arms again in the air, but that made his victory at the Tour of Norway even more special, at the end of a stage two (Kvinesdal – Mandal, 174 kilometers) which had the same ingredients as the previous day: a furious chase behind the breakaway, a late catch and a mad dash to the line. Alvaro mastered this perfectly with the help of a bullet-proof team that guided him through the technical final kilometer, coming out on top on Wednesday afternoon.

After being pulled into position by an excellent Davide Martinelli, Hodeg came off the Italian’s wheel with 200 meters to go and unleashed a brutal acceleration, fending off home riders Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Ineos), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and surging to his second success of the season, following the one he claimed on the second day of the Tour Colombia in February.

“I was searching for this win for quite some time now and finally getting it feels so special. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my teammates, who did a tremendous job the entire day, chasing the escapees and protecting me. We knew that the last corner was the most important and made sure of entering first there, before opening my sprint. It wasn’t easy, especially as the stage was hard and many teams were interested in fighting for the win, but we pulled it off and that gives us more confidence for the rest of the race”, an elated Alvaro said after becoming the first Colombian rider to get a stage win at the Tour of Norway and getting his hands on the best young rider jersey.

Wednesday’s victory was the 31st since the start of the season for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, who tasted success through eleven riders in twelve different countries across four continents, and continues to lead the UCI World Team Ranking.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:09:18
2 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
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3 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
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4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Alex Kirsch
Trek - Segafredo
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6 Eduard-Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
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7 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
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8 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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9 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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10 Boy van Poppel
Roompot - Charles
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35 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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51 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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54 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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61 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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78 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
8:04:20
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:04
4 Eduard-Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
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5 Franck Bonnamour
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:05
6 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:06
7 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
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8 Taco van der Hoorn
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:07
9 Markus Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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10 Omer Goldstein
Israel Cycling Academy
0:09
43 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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54 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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66 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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83 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
25 pt
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
3 Eduard-Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
24 pt
4 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
23 pt
5 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
6 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
17 pt
7 Alex Kirsch
Trek - Segafredo
16 pt
8 Lawrence Naesen
Lotto Soudal
16 pt
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
13 pt
10 Moreno Hofland
EF Education First
10 pt
1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:04:20
2 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:04
3 Omer Goldstein
Israel Cycling Academy
0:09
4 Jacob Eriksson
Team Coop
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5 Milan Menten
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:10
6 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
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7 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
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8 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
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9 Joris Nieuwenhuis
Team Sunweb
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10 Lucas Eriksson
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
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21 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Henrik Evensen
Joker Fuel of Norway
9 pt
2 Markus Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
9 pt
3 Fridtjof Røinås
Joker Fuel of Norway
8 pt
4 Elmar Reinders
Roompot - Charles
8 pt
5 Jacob Eriksson
Team Coop
6 pt
6 Torstein Traeen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
4 pt
7 Taco van der Hoorn
Team Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
8 Franck Bonnamour
Team Arkéa Samsic
2 pt
9 Omer Goldstein
Israel Cycling Academy
1 pt
10 Erik Lunder
Team Coop
1 pt
1 Team Sunweb 24:13:30
2 Lotto Soudal ,,
3 Israel Cycling Academy ,,
4 Team Coop ,,
5 Team INEOS ,,
6 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
7 Mitchelton-Scott ,,
8 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ,,
9 Uno-X Norwegian Development Team ,,
10 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise ,,

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