Lutsenko snatches Arctic Race of Norway victory from Barguil in last stage


Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) snatched overall victory in the Arctic Race of Norway form Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) as Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X) won the final stage.

Astana took control of the pace of the peloton and the Kazakh rider took three bonus seconds in the last intermediate sprint, while Barguil took two. Although the rider tried to attack several times in the last kilometre it all came down to the final sprint.

Markus Hoelgaard took the victory from an earlier attack, Amund Groendahl Janse (Jumbo-Visma) was second and Lutsenko was in the third position, which gave him five bonus seconds over Barguil, who finished fourth.

“I am so happy with this victory!” said Lutsenko. “It is an amazing feeling to fight until the last meter and to win! I had huge support from my team, and I want to thank all teammates for this week and for this victory! It is our team’s success!”

“Yesterday we had a super hard stage and the final climb did not suit me really well, but I knew that today’s profile would suit me much better. So, I was motivated to do something, and I succeed. I knew I had to attack on the local laps, and I did my best. I attacked for many times, but every time Barguil was on my wheel. He did a great race too.

Arctic Race of Norway 2019 – stage 4 results (Lødingen – Narvik):

1Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X)


2Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Jumbo-Visma)


3Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)


4Warren Barguil (Arkéa Samsic)


5Kristian Sbaragli (Israel Cycling Academy)


6Lilian Calmejane (Total Direct Energie)


7Enrico Gasparotto (Dimension Data)


8Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


9Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy)


10Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Riwal Readynez)



Arctic Race of Norway 2019 – final general classification:

1Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)


2Warren Barguil (Arkéa Samsic)


3Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy)


4Lilian Calmejane (Total Direct Energie)


5Hugo Houle (Astana)


6Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Riwal Readynez)Magnus Cort (Astana)


7Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X)


8Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Jumbo-Visma)


9Enrico Gasparotto (Dimension Data)


10Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data)



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