Race: Tour des Fjords, Stage 4
Start/Finish: Hinna Park / Stavanger, Norway
Distance: 183.8 kilometers
Stavanger, Norway — Team Novo Nordisk wrapped its first appearance at Norway’s Tour des Fjords on Sunday, with a 183.8-kilometer final stage from Hinna Park to Stavanger. A 7-rider breakaway was able to get clear soon into the race, but Team Katusha– looking to secure the yellow jersey for Alexander Kristoff– controlled the peloton and refused to let the break gain much more than a 1:00 advantage, before the last rider was eventually reeled in with 10km to go.
“Finally, our first sunny day in Norway,” said Team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Planet (FRA). “We wanted to be active at the start, and I think that I did what I could. I got into a few breakaway at the start, but finally the main one got away without one of us in it.”
“Our boys were very active in the beginning,” Team Novo Nordisk Sport Director Pavel Cherkasov said, “and then settled into the ‘holding pace’ of the peloton, which started constantly losing riders. All of our riders were able to stay with the main bunch until the last climb of the final lap, where aggressive riding of Katusha split …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk