Tour of Norway: Koch 20th in uphill sprint

Jonas Koch powered to 20th place in stage 2 of Tour of Norway, which featured undulating course and a punchy finish.

Info: May 17th, Hønefoss – Asker, 146km

Course: undulating, uphill finish

The stage got off to a very lively and fast start and after few attempts a four-man escape was established. They were never a threat for the bunch though and got reeled in with 18km to go.

From that point sprinters’ teams were doing everything in their power to keep things together for the punchy, uphill finale. They managed to fulfill that plan and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) was the one who finished off their teammates’ work perfectly. He got the win, ahead of Sondre Holst Enger (Israel Cycling Academy) and Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA).

CCC Sprandi Polkowice were also among the squads, which set the tone late in the race, on the drive-in to the bottom of the final hill. Eventually they couldn’t materialize that effort, as Jonas Koch finished in 20th place.