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Thuisrijders dominate on final day at Tour of Norway

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The sixth and last stage of the Tour of Norway (2.BC) was a Sunday dominated by the thuisrijders: the young Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Ineos) sprinted to dagwinst, a former European champion Alexander Kristoff (UAE – Team Emirates) topte a fully Norwegian championships.

The final day of the Tour of Norway, about 175 km from Gran to Honefoss seemed to be the most important for the standings, because deep in the finals was a solid slope of four kilometers to wait. But also in the run-up towards it, there had to be a lot of climbing to do. Did it in two, slide a flight of six riders emerged with the Belgians, Maarten Wynants and Remco Evenepoel, who for the second day in a row for the attack chose.

Much space to the escapees, however, are not of the pack, where the teams of public favorites Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) and leader Kristoff (UAE – Team Emirates) the sleeves up rolled up. Fifteen kilometres to the finish, everything came together again, the signal for Tim Wellens to be on the ascent in the attack. He was joined by the Swiss Marc Hirschi, but the peloton proved to be in the descent direction of arrival is stronger than the kopduo.

Despite late attacks from the first time Kristoffer Skjerping and then Boasson Hagen was a sprint, with a third different Norwegian dagwinnaar: for the 23-year-old Halvorsen was the second victory of the season. He had a minute lead on Cees Bol and Kristoff, who in the overall standings, three seconds margin on Halvorsen and five on Boasson Hagen. First Belgian in the daguitslag was Yves Lampaert (sixth), Sander Armée is ninth in the standings.