Stage five at the Tour of Norway was won by Alexander Kamp (Team Virtu Cycling). Eduard Prades (Euskadi – Murias) finished second and with the time bonus on offer, was able to secure the general classification win. Kamp was second in the GC with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) completing the podium for the general classification.
The last stage and decisive stage for the Tour of Norway was 154km stage running from Moelv to Lillehammer. Including two category two climbs and one category one climb, it was an arduous final day of racing. There were multiple attacks as soon as racing started, and our riders worked hard to neutralize them.
A few breaks managed to establish small leads, but were soon brought back to the peloton. On the final climb, a group of three riders attacked and went clear. Edvald Boasson Hagen, positioned in a small chasing group worked hard to bring them back in the final kms, but they had done enough to stay clear to contest the win. Alexander Kamp (Team Virtu Cycling) sprinted to the finish-line ahead of Eduard Prades (Euskadi – Murias). With his second position, Prades secured the overall win. Kamp (Team Virtu Cycling) was second overall. Boasson Hagen finished 16th on the stage and third in the GC, 12 seconds behind the race winner.
Gino van Oudenhove – Sports Director
“We was under tremendous pressure from the start and the race was hard to control due to all the attacks and the hard course. It looked good until the final climb, but a three man group got away. Edvald did everything to close it, but it was unfortunately not enough.”
Stage Five Standings