Irishman Sam Bennett of Bora-Argon 18 spoiled the Norwegian sprinters' party as he brilliantly emerged as the fastest man after crossing the country's largest army garrison in Setermoen alongside soldiers and rolling tanks. Third in the bunch gallop, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) retained the lead for one second ahead of the queen stage set to finish in the Alpine village of Målselv while Edvald Boasson Hagen suffered a lack of team-mates due to sicknesses in his MTN-Qhubeka team.
So far, the King of the Mountain jersey is my favorite one at the Arctic Race of Norway. It's fun to wear it again after I won it last year. But I didn't expect to take it today. There was a breakaway with one of my team-mates [Krister Hagen] but I took the points at the first two KOM. Tomorrow, I expect a hard stage and I hope a small breakaway to go near the start. I want to be there and get a good position in the hill to get a good result at the final climb. It's really cool that I can...
The stage in pictures
Arctic Race Of Norway 2015 - 14/08/2015 - Stage 2 - Harstad - Evenskjer - Setermoen - The breakaway of the day © ARN/P.Ballet
Skånland municipality, located furthest south in Troms county has approximately 3000 inhabitants, is located central in the Hålogaland region - close to everything.
Skånland municipality can offer a wide range of experiences. Facing the midnight sun, the road winds its way through a host of beautiful and exciting villages, follows sheltered bays and green pastures through a vibrant coastal heritage environment. You may taste traditional food based on local produce, or you can take an enjoyable boat trip. There are many marked trails in beautiful and captivating terrain. The nature is majestic and varied, ranging from inland mountain landscape to coastal landscape. There are also rich natural resources with opportunities for sea fishing from land or boat, as well as freshwater fishing in river and lakes.
Skånland is also known as The Ice swimming Municipality and in December it has become a tradition around Ice swimming day, where both young and old jump in the icy waters at Evenskjer.
The municipality has Sami settlements, and is rich in Sami history, culture and tradition.
Skånland situated on the mainland by Tjeldsundet, is the Gateway to the island of Hinnoya and Lofoten.
In Bardu we provide contentment and quality in vibrant surroundings. The municipality of Bardu is the only municipality in Troms without a coastline. However, our central location between the towns of Harstad, Narvik, and Tromsø makes us the destination for great outdoor experiences that are easily accessible.
Our municipality has large areas of wilderness. These magnificent wilderness areas are possible to visit your own or with help from local companies that assist you with your private expedition in our part of the Arctic wilderness.
The municipality of Bardu has an area of 2700 km2 and is home to approximately 4000 inhabitants. On offer to visitors is the exciting history of the settlement, which stretches back over a period of more than 200 years, stunning scenery, and not least a safe and pleasant environment.
In Bardu municipality military is the biggest employer. Visit our museum of military and experience the rich history of military operations in our area. In the municipality you will also find the world`s northernmost park with arctic animals Polar Park. Here you can howl with the wolves and also visit them.
You need only 1 hour 45 minutes to reach these great experiences, contentment, and quality in vibrant surroundings by air from Oslo's Gardermoen Airport to Bardufoss Airport.
Do you want to get in touch with one of our professional providers of experiences and adventures in the municipality of Bardu? Go to our website at www.visitnarvik.no for more information.
Jersey wearers after the stage 4
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