The final stage of the World Ports Classic would literally end with a bang for our African team as Matt Goss and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg came crashing down in the final few kilometers while Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) went ahead to ride away with the stage and overall GC victory. In a stage that had very little to no undulations at all, the early break were all but doomed even before they decided to actually go on the offensive during the stage start this morning. The 6 riders in the escape enjoyed some TV time but Team Astana and in particular, Adrien Niyonshuti kept the.
The final Tour of Norway stage would be a wet and tough 175km affair. A hard 12km circuit would be completed 3 times to end of the race and it was the late breakaway rider, Andreas Vangstad (Sparebanken Sor) who would come out on top. As Vangstad was not a threat to the GC riders, when the main group come home just 14″ later it meant Jesper Hansen (Tinkoff-Saxo) would win the Tour of Norway overall while Edvald Boasson Hagen was able to secure 2nd overall for our African Team. The final stage saw an 8 rider break go clear in the early stages and.
The 4th stage of the Tour of Norway was a toughie! The team were fantastic once again and Eddy had to dig real deep on the final 3km climb to the line. The day ended with Eddy in 11th on the stage as he retained his 2nd place on GC..