Aug 12, 2013 - There is no shortage of race action at the moment and as usual we bring you every pedal stroke from Spain, the US, Norway, France and Belgium. As well as looking back we also preview the Eneco Tour which kicks off today. Get a very large coffee and settle back for a full EuroTrash Monday, but don’t laugh too much at Mr. Tinkov!
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team hoped to cash in on its aggressive racing style during the week in today’s final stage of the Arctic Race of Norway, but Paul Martens came up centimetres short of the win. Norwegian ThorHushovd won the stage and overall classification in Harstad. Martens placed fifth overall. Lars Petter Nordhaug, ensuring that the team of Michiel Elijzen did not go home empty-handed, claimed the mountain jersey.
Thor Hushovd of the BMC Racing Team overtook Paul Martens (Belkin Pro Cycling Team) in an uphill dash to the finish Sunday to win the final stage of the Arctic Race of Norway and capture the overall title of the first-year race in his home country.
The Champion System Pro Cycling Team will be eyeing breakaways and bunch sprint finishes when it takes the start line Thursday at the first professional road race competed above the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Race of Norway.
Sad diagnosis came today for Norwegian sprinter of Katusha Team Alexander Kristoff. The X-ray from today, done in Stavanger, home city of the rider, confirmed that he suffers from a bacterial pneumonia in the right lung.
After Wilco Kelderman's overall win in last week's Post Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark, the Belkin Pro Cycling Team will aim to score in the Norway Arctic Race, August 8 to 11.
Fresh off two stage wins at the Tour de Pologne, Thor Hushovd will lead the BMC Racing Team in the inaugural edition of the Arctic Race of Norway.