One year after he claimed his first ever stage victory at the Arctic Race of Norway in Harstad, Alexander Kristoff took his ninth win of the 2016 season to make it up for the narrow misses in the last week of the Tour de France (2nd in stages 14 and 16, 3rd on the Champs-Elysées). Without a train, he managed to outsprint John Degenkolb and the rest of the survivors of the first category climb located with 18.5km to go. The Norwegian from Katusha will start stage 2 with the blue and orange...
“I was kind of lucky. I was a bit alone in the final. Degenkolb had a good lead out at the end. He came really fast but his gear was stopping, he had technical issues and I managed to pass him, so luck was on my side. He did a really good sprint. I had a hard time coming past him if he had a smooth sprint because he timed it really well but at the end I was jumping and I got the win so I'm happy. I felt good for my come-back race. I was up there although I had been sick for one week after...
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