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Re: Arctic Race of Norway
« on: August 15, 2018, 21:02 »
Stage 1 Vadsø - Kirkenes

Basically the first half of the stage is a cruise around the Varangerfjord, mostly flat with some moderate hills and not a lot of elevation involved. The second half heads inland to a little bit less flat terrain and there are a few almost sharp climbs on the final run-in as the race comes into Neiden and heads towards Kirkenes, the border town with Russia. Street signs in as many as 5 languages around here...

The final is a lap through Kirkenes, with several sharp turns it might actually stretch the peloton a little and favor a solid team delivering their sprinter ... wait, they're not here !  :o
- No #uae Aleksander Kristoff
- No #didata Mark Cavendish
- No #didata Edvald Boasson Hagen
- No #sky Kristoffer Halvorsen

This opens the door for the crown princes  :o
It's gonna be fun!  :shh

***** #cofidis Christophe Laporte
** #academy Sondre Holst Enger,  #holowesko Nicolai Brøkner, #veranclassic Justin Jules, #direct Adrien Petit
*#katusha Maurits Lammertink, #corendon Mathieu van der Poel, #academy August Jensen ,  #coop Trond Trondsen,  #joker Herman Dahl

I expect to see #unox in the break #holowesko, #rally, #vlaanderen with #fortuneo, and #joker battling it out for the hilltop sprints with CF Hagen.

Stage starts at 13.25 CEST and finishes around 17:45 - 18:15 depending on the wind..The final 30 minutes should be good fun.

PS: There's another Norwegian stage race on a little bit earlier in the day: The Ladies Tour of Norway. I can't find the time to write about both!
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