Dylan Groenewegen (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) won stage three ahead of Team Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen. Sondre Holst Enger (Israel Cycling Academy) finished third.
Stage three at the Tour of Norway was a 175km stage stretching from Moss to Sarpsborg and included two category three climbs. A break of four riders made it away relatively early during the race. Together with Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Israel Cycling Academy, our riders worked hard to bring the break back in the final km of racing.
Heading into the final sprint, Edvald Boasson Hagen was positioned near the front. He was just behind Dylan Groenewegen (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) heading into the final 100 meters. With a burst of speed, Groenewegen out-sprinted Boasson Hagen to the finish line. Groenewegen now holds the leader’s jersey, with Boasson Hagen just one second behind him.
Gino van Oudenhove – Sports Director
It was pretty controlled by the leader’s team. The break in front were pretty strong. Towards the end, the team did a tremendous job,making sure that the break were caught with 500 meters to go. Groenewegen was too fast, but Eddy was 2nd and he is now only one second from the yellow jersey.