“I was thrilled by my victory yesterday. To keep the second place on GC as well is big for me. It's always fun to race up north because the spectators make the atmosphere great. We've been lucky with the weather this year but the people were still out there cheering even when it was cold or rainy. I was hoping to win the overall but in the last hill when Dylan Teuns attacked, he was simply just stronger. If I had any chance to follow him, I would have done it like glue to his wheel. But I'm happy with being the second best rider of the peloton of the Arctic Race of Norway over the four days of racing. It's the highlight of my career so far. Being on a continental team, it can't be any bigger. My future looks bright. I've had a good season from the start and I've been in contact with a lot of teams at a higher level. I'm prepared to go to a Pro Continental team. It was a hard beat to take when One Pro didn't remain at Pro Conti level so I couldn't join them but I've work harder to bounce back from that disappointment.”
August Jensen: "Second overall is big for me"
interview13.08.2017Stage 4- Tromsø / Tromsø
Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended the conclusive stage of the fifth Arctic Race of Norway as well as thousands of fans who welcomed a worthy winner as Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing Team) defended his lead by attacking in the finale to claim the last stage and GC, making it eighth victories in three weeks! In a brilliant manner, the young Belgian put his name after Thor Hushovd, Steven Kruijswijk, Rein Taaramäe and Gianni Moscon on the record books of the northernmost international bike race...
“On the first day, it was just an enjoyment to make a breakaway. On stage 2, it didn't have the legs for it. On stage 3, I was desperate to go away from the bunch. Today, I just attacked from the start and they let us go. But at some stage, I told Dimitri Claeys: ‘I'm holding you off, I can give you a hand but you'd better continue without me'. I'm just super happy to be the King of the Mountains. I never won that title in my career before and I'm 36. Moreover, to win half a ton of...
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