Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) took the victory in stage 3 of the Tour of Norway after a long sprint from a reduced bunch.
The Danish rider outsprinted Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), as Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) finished third.
“The guys behind, Jumbo-Visma, didn’t agree and they pulled to catch me, and they did. I was suffering like a pig in the last five kilometres but my teammates did a good job to keep me out of trouble, and they believed in me and my sprint. I’m just happy that I could finish it off.”
“We had some stop and goes in the last 60km and with 20km to go, it was a good moment to attack over the small climb, and I got a good gap,” Pedersen said.