Nordkjosbotn > Storfjord – Kilpisjärvi (Finland)
08/06/2021 - Stage 2 - 178 km - Hilly
|Road||Kilometers||Schedules Local Time|
|From the finish||From the start||44km/h||42km/h||40km/h|
|TROMS ( )||12:40||12:40||12:40|
|R297 Crossing R297-E6||177.6||0||12:44||12:44||12:44|
|E6 Crossing E6-R858||165.9||11.7||13:01||13:02||13:02|
|R858 STORSTEINNES (R858-R283-R296)||162.4||15.2||13:06||13:07||13:08|
|R296 Crossing R296-E6||147.1||30.5||13:27||13:29||13:31|
|E6 HEIA summit||144.9||32.7||13:30||13:32||13:34|
|R857 OVERBYGD (R857-R87)||123.8||53.8||13:58||14:02||14:06|
|E6/E8 HATTENG (E6/E8-R322-E6/E8)||75.5||102.1||15:04||15:11||15:18|
HEIA summitKm 32.7 - 240m 2,9kilometre-long climb at 4.1% Category 2
SKIBOTNDALEN summitKm 143.7 - 285m 4,9kilometre-long climb at 4% Category 2
LOMPOLANDJARVI summitKm 158.2 - 460m 1,4kilometre-long climb at 4.1% Category 2
Laas but not least
Five riders in the lead
110 riders started stage 2 in Nordkjosnbotn, heading to Kilpisjärvi, Finland, for the first ever stage finish abroad. A group of five leaders was formed quickly after the flag off, including one Norwegian, Fredrik Dversenes (Team Coop), and no less than four Belgians, namely Oliver Naesen (AG2R-Citroën), Jimmy Janssens (Alpecin-Fenix),...
Samuele Battistella: "I want the white jersey... and more"
“It was supposed to be a pretty quiet stage today but it’s been fast pretty much all day. I’ve tried to remain as much covered as possible in the middle of the bunch and reach the finish without any damage. Tomorrow I’ll try to retain the white jersey and, who knows, come up with a good result.”
Fredrik Dversenes: "I love salmon"
“I was very motivated from the start to go and get in the breakaway in order to take the salmon jersey. There were three KOM sprints. We all decided to go flat out for the first sprint and the guy who’d get three points in the first KOM sprint would pass first in the other two. It went like that. Then I was able to stay up there with the guys. It’s a big satisfaction...
Markus Hoelgaard: "I was expecting to lose the jersey"
“I didn’t have any reason to save energy for the final so I went flat out for the last intermediate sprint. Had I been the first rider of the peloton, I would have kept the jersey for one second. A rider from Arkea [Laurent Pichon] was faster so he took and I have nothing to regret. I suppose he did that for Warren Barguil. I was expecting to lose the jersey to Kristoff...
Alexander Kristoff: "I wish I had won those two stages"
“Two days in a row in the second place… I wish I had managed to win both but that’s life. Today it was even closer than yesterday. Tomorrow I don’t think I’m gonna win but maybe on Sunday I’ll have one last opportunity. It’ll be a hard stage also but I’ll try. Today I lost by very few centimetres. He [Martin Laas] came from quite...
Martin Laas: "The biggest win of my career!"
“It’s the biggest victory for me and I’m glad it happens in Finland. It’s still 1500 kilometres from home in Estonia but it’s still a neighbour country. It was a very tough sprint with a bit of headwind and it was slightly downhill. Honestly with 5km I felt cramps and I wasn’t sure if I could sprint or not but in the end, it worked really well....
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