The Queen stage of the Tour of Norway ran its course today with the finish at the summit of the cat 1 Budor Ski Station climb. Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin) was the rider who would take out the win with Gustav Larsson (IAM Cycling) in 2nd and Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) 3rd. In a stage where Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were not expecting to feature all that much, Gerald Ciolek put on an impressive display of climbing to finish the stage in 10th place. The 181km stage saw 4 riders escape from the bunch early on. Tom Van Asbroeck (Topsport), Christer Jensen (Motiv3), Jan Karlsson (Ringeriks Kraft) and Amund.