Edvald Boasson Hagen soloed to victory on stage 3 at the Tour of Norway, after a particularly strong team performance. Joris Nieuwenhuis (SUN) crossed the line in second with Alexander Kristoff (UAE) finishing third. After the early running, a break of three riders escaped and were brought back with around 30km of racing left. From then, our team impressively stamped their authority on the race. They sat at the front of the bunch, setting a high tempo for the pack, while also working hard to protect Boasson Hagen. A late attack by Carl Fredrik Hagen (LTS) was neutralised and saw the final stretch of racing.
Damiano Cima (Nippo Vini Fantini) won stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia, surviving from a stage long breakaway to steal the win from the sprinters. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) was 2nd and Simone Consonni (UAE-Emirates) was 3rd. Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia was a long 222km haul, mostly downhill, from Valdaora to Santa Maria di Sala. The stage provided one last opportunity for the sprinters teams, and with Ryan Gibbons ready to take his chance, Team Dimension Data were fully committed to today’s stage. After working hard to control the early dangerous breakaway attempts together with Bora-Hansgrohe and Israel Cycling Academy, we eventually let 3.