A climp up to Flisetjønn/Gaustaråen from Tuddal
This is from the 3 stage (From Skien to Rjukan. 185 km). A climp up to Flisetjønn/Gaustaråen from Tuddal. Cat.1 (1265 m – 11,3 km / 7%).
In the race Jesper Hansen from Tinkoff Saxo showed impressive muscles up to Flistjønnskaret. With a lead of about half a minute over the top he won the stage ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Ivan Sataromita. An impressive solo victory! Hansen was also rewarded with the yellow leader jersey and took with this his first professional victory.
Despite a powerful ride down from the summit Edvald was unable to obtain Hansen and finished second, 37 seconds behind.
Lars Petter Nordhaug also tried to break free several times, but finally came in with a larger group 1.30 minutes behind Hansen. Alexander Kristoff and Vegard Stake Laengen also was in this group.
Tour of Norway
The Tour of Norway is a road bicycle race held annually in Norway. It is considered as a successor to the stage race Ringerike GP, which is now a one day race. It was started in 2011. The race is ranked 2.HC on the UCI Europe Tour. More info here: tourofnorway.no