Alexander Kristoff (KAT) won the opening stage of the Tour of Norway in a tough uphill sprint finish. Sondre Enger (Team Sparbanken) would finish less then a wheels length behind Kristoff with Tom Van Asbroeck (Topsport Vlaanderen) the 3rd placed rider on the day. Gerald Ciolek, the German sprinter from Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung was in the mix today and managed to sprint his way into 7th place. With the rain coming down for the better part of the stage, the roads were rather slippery causing quite a few spills throughout the day. With around 55km to go there was a crash in the peloton that.