Tour of Norway

Stage 4) Arendal - Sandefjord

NO Norway, Friday 31 May 2019
224.4 km

Break stays away at the Tour of Norway

Break stays away at the Tour of Norway

On Friday, the peloton journeyed from Arendal to Sandefjord on the longest stage of the ninth edition, which featured a string of short climbs and another undulating circuit that whittled down the bunch by the time they arrived in the last 20 kilometers of the day. Five escapees were still in the lead, after snapping the elastic at the start of the day, with several teams, including Deceuninck – Quick-Step, exchanging turns at the head of the single-file bunch.

After neo-pro Remco Evenepoel peeled off the front, Petr Vakoč put in a probing attack, moving away together with one other rider, but the peloton reacted and hauled them back. The former Czech champion’s move wasn’t fruitless, as it forced the pack to up the tempo and close in on the escapees, whose buffer was a dangerous one GC wise. Despite missing out on catching them before the finish, where Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott) prevailed, the field narrowed the gap down to a few seconds, in part also thanks to Tim Declercq’s selfless effort.

Belgian Champion Yves Lampaert, who has recently returned to racing following a solid Spring Classics campaign, sprinted on the finishing straight in Sandefjord – where the race arrived for the first time since its inception – and took seventh, remaining the best placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider in the general classification with two days to go.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
5:07:30
2 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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3 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
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4 Rasmus Quaade
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
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5 Daniel Turek
Israel Cycling Academy
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6 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:07
7 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
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9 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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10 Eduard Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
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44 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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52 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
17:37:40
2 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
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3 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
0:07
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:08
5 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
0:09
6 Joris Nieuwenhuis
Team Sunweb
0:10
7 Daniel Turek
Israel Cycling Academy
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8 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
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9 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:11
10 Franck Bonnamour
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:12
27 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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54 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43
65 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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72 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:16
1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
49 pt
2 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
37 pt
3 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
36 pt
4 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
33 pt
5 Eduard Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
30 pt
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
29 pt
7 Alex Kirsch
Trek - Segafredo
27 pt
8 Lawrence Naesen
Lotto Soudal
21 pt
9 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
10 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
17 pt
16 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
20 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
17:37:40
2 Joris Nieuwenhuis
Team Sunweb
0:10
3 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:11
4 Omer Goldstein
Israel Cycling Academy
0:16
5 Jacob Eriksson
Team Coop
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6 Milan Menten
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:17
7 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
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8 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
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9 Lucas Eriksson
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
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10 Alessandro Fedeli
Delko Marseille Provence
0:24
15 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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18 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:16
1 Markus Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
12 pt
2 Andreas Vangstad
Joker Fuel of Norway
9 pt
3 Henrik Evensen
Joker Fuel of Norway
9 pt
4 Nikita Stalnov
Astana Pro Team
9 pt
5 Elmar Reinders
Roompot - Charles
8 pt
6 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
7 pt
7 Daniel Turek
Israel Cycling Academy
7 pt
8 Torstein Traeen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
7 pt
9 Jacob Eriksson
Team Coop
6 pt
10 Andre Sotberg
Team Coop
6 pt
1 Lotto Soudal 52:53:44
2 Israel Cycling Academy ,,
3 Uno-X Norwegian Development Team ,,
4 Mitchelton-Scott ,,
5 Team Sunweb 0:06
6 Team INEOS 0:07
7 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:14
8 Astana Pro Team 0:18
9 Team Coop 2:28
10 UAE-Team Emirates ,,

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