Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Norwegian national road race title for the 2nd time in his career today after an enthralling finale. 2nd and 3rd place went to the Team Joker duo of Odd Christian Eiking and Vegard Stake Laengen respectively. It would be a non-stop action packed race with numerous attacks from the gun. The general protocol of an early break goes clear only to be caught later on was totally thrown out the window. Just after 50km into the race, making that 130km still to go, 3 main groups would form on the road. 10 riders made up the front group, including Edvald. The 2nd.
Natnael Berhane put in a magnificent performance to win the Eritrean national road race championships this morning. In what would be a hotly contested race with a field of around 150 starters. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung lined up with Natnael Berhane, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus all eager to make a challenge for the coveted national jersey. Riders would take on 196km around Asmara and there would be an early attack of 4 riders, including Natnael, Meron Teshome, Metkel Eyob (WCCA MTN-Qhubeka) and one other local rider. The quartet went clear inside the first 15km of racing and few would have given them much hope.