Ben Hermans has won the queen stage in the Arctic Race of Norway as he was the best in a group of three riders on the final climb to the ski village of Målselv.
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The Belgian rider outsprinted Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Victor Lafay (Cofidis) to take the victory and the lead on the general classification with one stage to go.
“It was so nice because I won here also in 2015 and I’ve replayed this finish many times when I was riding on the rollers because it was so surprising that I won,” Hermans said.
“It was really nice to do it again just the same. When you start as a favourite there’s a really big thing that falls off your shoulders. I’m so happy I could finish this off for the team.”
Former race leader Alexander Kristoff was distanced by more than a minute on the final climb and dropped to 15th overall.
🎬 A stage taking in beautiful Finnsnes and Senja before finishing in the Målselv Alpine Village saw 🇧🇪 @hermansben claim the stage win and the ☀️ Midnight Sun Jersey
See the highlights below 👇#ArcticRace pic.twitter.com/LUoAH5Ypul
— Arctic Race of Norway (@ArcticRaceofN) August 7, 2021