Handed over 400 liters of beverages to sprint winner

April 19 th 2023 - 18:55 [GMT + 2]

In connection with Mack's beer brewery marking its 145th anniversary last year, they set up a very special prize for the first completed sprint on the third leg of the Arctic Race of Norway. The team of the rider who was first across the line won 400 liters of non-alcoholic beverages from the world's northernmost brewery.

It was Axel Zingle in Cofidis who won the sprint in question, and now his team has collected the prize. Marketing director Ken Stian Olsen at Mack handed over the bevarages to Cofidis at their hotel where they are preparing for the Ardenner classic La Flèche Wallonne which is set on Wednesday.

Olsen says that Cofidis themselves have chosen the content in the prize from Arctic Race of Norway. He can reveal that all varieties are included in the package that was handed over to the World Tour team on Tuesday, but that it mainly contained the energy drink Explo.

- We are happy to be able to present a range of our products to a new audience here in Belgium. Water is the most important ingredient in most beverages, and we are proud that our products are based on clean water from the Lyngen Alps. I hope they enjoy it, says Olsen.

It was Cofidis rider Victor Lafay who accepted the prize on behalf of the team. He is full of praise for Norway and the Arctic Race of Norway.

- I've participated in Arctic Race of Norway twice, and I love it. Arctic Race of Norway has unique surroundings and is a really great race. In addition, it is one of the few races where you can win prizes like this, says Lafay.   

Pictured: Pro riders Victor Lafay and Guillaume Martin of Cofidis and marketing director Ken Stian Olsen of Mack.

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