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Kristoff sprints to victory in European Road Race Championship

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European Road Race Championship 2017

Alexander Kristoff (Norway) is the new European Road Race champion after edging out Elia Viviani (Italy) in a thrilling finish in Herning, Denmark.

In the last kilometre, Edvald Boasson Hagen attacked from the front group but was soon surpassed by the sprint trains.

There was a crash during the last metres, but the main men were already in front fighting for the race. There was a crash during the last metres, but the main men were already in front fighting for the race. Kristoff was faster than Viviani and Moreno Hofland (Netherlands).

Viviani complained that he had been squeezed into the barriers by Kristoff, but race officials allowed the result to stand after viewing replays and Kristoff will wear the European champion’s jersey for the next 12 months.

European Road Race Championship 2017 results:

1 Alexander Kristoff (Norway)

5:41:10

2 Elia Viviani (Italy)

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3 Moreno Hofland (Netherlands)

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4 Pascal Ackermann (Germany)

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5 Luka Mezgec (Slovenia)

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6 Edward Theuns (Belgium)

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7 Aksel Nõmmela (Estonia)

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8 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spain)

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9 Pawel Franczak (Poland)

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10 Michal Kolár (Slovakia)

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