3rd for “Eddy the Boss” in Mandal

It was a strong showing by Edvald Boasson Hagen at the Tour of Norway to pick up third for Team Dimension Data on Stage 2. Álvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step) crossed the line first in the sprint, with Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team INEOS) finishing second.

Once racing got underway in Kvinesdal, the breakaway of seven formed early on in the stage. They were only brought back to the bunch in the final kms of racing. Our riders worked hard to keep Boasson Hagen in a good position throughout the 174km stage, which enabled him to pick up third in the bunch sprint.

Cees Bol (Sunweb) retained the leader’s jersey. With his podium spot, Boasson Hagen moves into 7th on the GC, as he looks ahead to the rest of the week.