Ben Hermans of BMC Racing Team claimed the queen stage of the Arctic Race of Norway as he went past Astana's Rein Taaramäe in the last 200 metres of the uphill stretch in Målselv. Holding on to the rhythm of the climbers as much as he could, local hero Edvald Boasson Hagen kept his chance of winning the overall classification as he's only 24 seconds down on the new leader with one day to go while blue jersey holder Alexander Kristoff has switched his focus on the points...
The plan was to have myself or another Coop rider in the break to defend the salmon jersey that August Jensen took yesterday. We won the King of the Mountains competition in the ARN last year and we want to win it again. We like this jersey. We have the top 3 positions now and we'll do everything to win this jersey tomorrow. It's quite fun to be at the front of the race, so this classification motivates us to go on the attack. It's a really great opportunity for us to take part in such a big...
The stage in pictures
Arctic Race Of Norway 2015 - 15/08/2015 - Stage 3 - Finnsnes - Malselv - Sylvan DILLIER - white jersey © ARN/G.Demouveaux
Finnsnes is the third largest city in the county of Troms, Norway, and is also the administrative centre of the municipality of Lenvik with a population of 11.500 citizens. Finnsnes is also the major centre of trade, services and industry in the Midt-Troms area of the county, with a population of more than 30.000 people.
The municipality of Lenvik boasts a good community for kids to grow up in, good health care and education facilities, a strong and diverse business sector, fishing industry, aquaculture, and last but not least — beautiful nature everywhere.
Finnsnes is known for as the Barnebyen (Child Town) — where the ambition is to give children and young people the best possible conditions to grow up under in Lenvik.
Finnsnes is a «Seafood city» — promoting Senja as a hub of the seafood industry in the north. The potential for the seafood industry is huge, and the demand for skilled workers is rapidly growing.
Finnfjord AS, five kilometers from the city centre, is today one of Europe's most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly producers of ferrosilicon — with a brave ambition to soon become the most energy-efficient ferro-alloy producer in the world.
Finnsnes is also marketed as the «Gateway to Senja» — where on the other side of the Gisund bridge, Senja — a true «Island of Adventure» — is pure magic with its beautiful sceneries and picturesque places. Lenvik is the largest of the four municipalities sharing the beautiful island of Senja between them — the others being Berg, Torsken and Tranøy.
Målselv Is centered in the middle of Troms County – a typical inland county, with an exception of a tiny coast line.
We have our own airport and E6 runs straight through.
Målselv is one of the biggest in forest and agriculture in the north, and additional The Norwegian army and air force, trade and service and food production.
In north of Norway, people enjoy a very special relationship with nature. The light during the Polar Night, the subzero temperatures, the northern lights, the long summer nights with the midnight sun.
Målselv's rivers, waterfalls, lakes and mountains offer excellent opportunities for everyone to explore and enjoy nature. There are many wonderful activities on the offer for the whole family. Målselv Mountain village with its beautiful alpine slopes, Polarbadet waterpark, Målselvfossen Waterfalls – Norway's National waterfall and Dividalen National park. If you would like to take part in an exciting adventure we would recommend dog sledding, river kayaking, mountain hiking, ice fishing , playing in the snow and ice as well as salmon fishing on one of Norway's finest salmon rivers.
Målselv is municipality full of diversity – with a wide range of outdoor adventures and activities for the whole family, during both the summer and the winter.
Jersey wearers after the stage 4
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