Megias Heads Upstream at Arctic Race of Norway

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Arctic Race of Norway, stage 2

Start/Finish: Sjovegan/Bardufoss Airport, Norway

Distance: 185 kilometers

BARDUFOSS AIRPORT, NORWAY – Javier Megias launched first into the breakaway on Friday, leading a fast group of six riders up into the Norwegian seacoast, passing mountain rivers thick with fish in the heart of salmon country at the Arctic Race of Norway.

Megias and his companions began their sunny day in Sjovegan, and quickly moved out to a three-minute advantage over a peloton intent on a group sprint at the finish on a military airstrip further north. Crowds of fans lined the road waving Norwegian flags to greet the riders.

As military aircraft flew above the finish line, and heavy machinery demonstrations wowed the fans, Norway’s own Alexander Kristoff won the final sprint, having passed Megias and his breakaway group with less than 10k to go.

Over the weekend the Arctic Race continues around Tromso, with 65,000 inhabitants Norway’s largest city north of the Arctic Circle. Saturday finishes uphill at a nearby ski mountain, while Sunday’s circuit race through the city promises fireworks and excitement to complete the week.

Javier Megias:

Today was a beautiful stage, a lot more sunny than yesterday. I made it in the break, but Charles was …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk