Tour of Norway

Stage 5) Skien - Drammen

NO Norway, Saturday 01 June 2019
159.7 km

Evenepoel on the offensive in Norway

Evenepoel on the offensive in Norway

Remco Evenepoel sparked the most important move of the day at the Tour of Norway, attacking from afar on the penultimate stage, which had everything – from a high-speed tempo at the start and crosswinds that split the peloton to our neo-pro’s brave action and a highly-contested sprint in Drammen, a stage finish for the first time in six years.

The longest classified climb of the race, Meheia (11.7km, 3.7%) was where the current Junior World Champion decided to make his move, going clear over the top together with Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb), more than 60 kilometers from the line. This gutsy attack was doubled by an incredible all-out effort, as Remco didn’t spare any energy and buried himself to keep the chasers at bay. Together with his companion, the Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider quickly opened a one-minute advantage over a peloton which began the chase only after regrouping on the downhill, having previously been split in the crosswinds.

Inside the final ten kilometers of stage 5, the duo possessed a 20-second gap, but that didn’t mean it was all easy-peasy for the bunch, who had to work hard in order to bring back a determined Remco, that continued to push and put in a valiant effort before being caught with only four kilometers to go.

“Today I tried to go for the stage win and that’s why I made my move on that long climb. We worked really well together and went full gas, but they caught us very close to the finish, helped also by those long, flat roads. It felt amazing to be on the attack and put the others under pressure, but I’m a bit disappointed that we got caught as it happened so late in the stage. Fortunately, the race isn’t over yet and we’ll keep trying”, an upbeat Remco said in Drammen.

The flat finale favoured a bunch sprint, which was won by home rider Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), just ahead of Alvaro Hodeg. Victorious on stage 2, when he became the first Colombian to get a success at the Tour of Norway, the 22-year-old finished on the podium for the sixth time since the beginning of the season, a remarkable consistency for Hodeg, who has shown his talents in both one-day races and multi-stage events.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claeesen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
3:39:44
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
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4 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
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5 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Moreno Hofland
EF Education First
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7 Alex Frame
Trek - Segafredo
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8 Lawrence Naesen
Lotto Soudal
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9 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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10 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
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42 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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51 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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64 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:37
93 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
21:17:22
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
0:01
3 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
0:02
4 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:09
5 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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6 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
0:11
7 Joris Nieuwenhuis
Team Sunweb
0:12
8 Daniel Turek
Israel Cycling Academy
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9 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
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10 Franck Bonnamour
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:14
23 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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60 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:55
62 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:12
78 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:25
1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
64 pt
2 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
49 pt
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
42 pt
4 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
42 pt
5 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
42 pt
6 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33 pt
7 Lawrence Naesen
Lotto Soudal
29 pt
8 Alex Kirsch
Trek - Segafredo
27 pt
9 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
23 pt
10 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23 pt
20 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
40 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Edoardo Affini
Mitchelton-Scott
21:17:24
2 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
0:07
3 Joris Nieuwenhuis
Team Sunweb
0:10
4 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
0:14
5 Jacob Eriksson
Team Coop
0:16
6 Milan Menten
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:17
7 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
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8 Lucas Eriksson
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
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9 Yevgeniy Gidich
Astana Pro Team
0:28
10 Alessandro Fedeli
Delko Marseille Provence
1:40
15 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:53
16 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:10
1 Elmar Reinders
Roompot - Charles
14 pt
2 Markus Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
13 pt
3 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
10 pt
4 Andreas Vangstad
Joker Fuel of Norway
9 pt
5 Henrik Evensen
Joker Fuel of Norway
9 pt
6 Nikita Stalnov
Astana Pro Team
9 pt
7 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel Cycling Academy
9 pt
8 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
9 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
8 pt
10 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
8 pt
1 Lotto Soudal 63:52:56
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 UAE-Team Emirates 2:28
10 Trek - Segafredo 4:09

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