The 3rd and Queen Stage of the Arctic Race of Norway saw Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) take top honours up the finishing climb to Malsev. Rein Taaramae (Astana) was 2nd and Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) claimed 3rd place. There were 6 attackers that went up the road and got some good exposure at nearly 7 minutes ahead of the peloton. With a tough 3.7km finishing climb though the GC favourites would not leave anything to chance and controlled the race for the entire 183km. Astana and IAM Cycling were the two teams that policed affairs all stage with BMC pitching in for the final 40km as.

A few images from the opening 2 days of racing at the Arctic Race of Norway where the boys have been in the thick of the action. Jayde Julius even picked up the Viking Jersey (best teammate) in his first ever race for the team..