The opening stage of the Arctic Race of Norway saw Edvald Boasson Hagen sprint his way to a 2nd place behind countryman, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) finished in 3rd place. In cool conditions, racing got underway with the riders facing 210km on today’s first stage. 7 riders would get away early on with the majority of the break made up by the continental Norwegian teams. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, Europcar and Katusha then took responsibility to control the pace of the peloton, Theo Bos was our rider doing a lot of the early work. After the leaders reached a 7 minute lead, the.