Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-SCOTT) last Friday, the fourth stage in the ninth edition of the Tour of Norway (cat. 2.BC) won. After 224 km from Arendal to Sandefjord was the 22-year-old Italian the fastest in a sprint with five, good for his first profzege. The Norwegian Anders Skaarseth was second, Sander Armee third. With Yves Lampaert, seventh on seven seconds, and Tom Of Aesbrouck, eighth, runner-up two Belgians in the top ten.
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) saved just in his leadership position. Affini came in the same time as the 32-year-old Noor, who, thanks to his better results however the yellow leader’s jersey for keeps. The Dutchman Cees Bol is on seven seconds third. Armée is eighth, in ten seconds.
The longest stage in this Tour of Norway also brought a lot of climbing. That made for a spirited beginning, which a lot of riders their chance ventured, including Belgians Tim Wellens, Floris De Tier and Preben Van Hecke. Finally Edoardo Affini, Sander Armée, Tom Scully, Daniel Turek, Rasmus Quaade and Anders Skaarseth those on board the flight got.
Despite the haunting work of Worldteams as Dimension Data, Deceuninck – Quick-Step and UAE Emirates, and various counterpogingen in the last ten kilometers, remained the front-runners from the grasp of the pursuers. In the sprint of the five remaining early escapees, Scully had the role to solve, was a neo pro Affini clearly the fastest. The peloton followed seven seconds later.