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Mike Teunissen (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) took the dash victory on a shortened stage 1 on the Tour of Norway. The Dutchman crossed the end line first to take the win forward of Tobias Lund Andresen (Group DSM) and Jordi Meeus (Bora-hansgrohe) in Hovden.
Prologue winner Ben Tulett (Ineos Grenadiers) completed safely within the subject and maintained his lead within the general classification heading into stage 2 from Valle to Stavanger on Sunday.
Organisers have been pressured to shorten stage 1 on the Tour of Norway, which was initially 206km, as a result of opposed climate situations. The race begin was moved from Jondal to Røldal, and the sector raced the final 85.2km into Hovden.
It was raining on the beginning line in Røldal, however an early breakaway shaped to incorporate Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma), Julien Moreno (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Bradley Symonds (Saint Piran), and Trym Brennsæter (Norway).
The 4 riders gained 15 seconds on the sector however have been quickly caught by the peloton led by Ineos Grenadiers.
Jumbo-Visma took over the pace-setting on the solely climb, Bykleheivegen, with 29 kilometres to go. Lorenzo Milesi (Group DSM) attacked and picked up full mountain factors, with Mathias Vacek (Trek-Segafredo) and Ådne Holter (Uno-X Professional Biking Group) following excessive.
Bora-Hansgrohe arrange their sprinter Meeus within the remaining, however Intermarché-Circus-Wanty took over, delivering Teunissen to the stage win.
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