CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Basically, I was working for Sondre Holst Enger, but the finish line was at the top of a small bump of maybe 4-5%. I did my job, but I think this final might have been just a little too hard for him at the moment, so I kept going to t...

Photo: Sirotti

IAM CYCLING

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

MARTIN ELMIGER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

SONDRE HOLST ENGER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
13.08.2015 @ 20:12 Posted by Andy Pedersen

It was almost obvious, maybe too easy for Alexander Kristoff (Katusha Team). Unquestionably the sprint king early in the season, the Norwegian rider was once again able to impose his authority, and in front of a home crowd, too.  On the line, he beat another compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN - Qhubeka).

 

Not to be overshadowed, IAM Cycling had their own Norwegian in the top-10 thanks to their young rider, Sondre Holst Enger. The Swiss team can be proud of another great result courtesy of the 8th place that Martin Elmiger secured on this Thursday, the first stage of the Arctic Race of Norway.

 

In his element on this type of terrain that offers a selective, undulating finish, Elmiger was happy to speak about his day. 

 

“It was a long stage with 213 kilometers ticking past,” Elmiger explained. “The final circuit that we raced was really technical. Basically, I was working for Sondre Holst Enger, but the finish line was at the top of a small bump of maybe 4-5%. I did my job, but I think this final might have been just a little too hard for him at the moment, so I kept going to try my luck.

 

"I like this kind of muscular finish, and I know I can do great things. The peloton was nervous; everyone wanted to test their sprint. And I launched my sprint from very far out, so my power was not enough.

 

"That being said, I am not unhappy with my result.  This is my first race since the Tour de France finished, and I am pretty satisfied with my condition.”

 

Judging by his explanations about the stage, Kjell Carlström is also satisfied with how his team performed. 

 

“I am happy because the boys did everything I asked them to do this morning in the briefing,” the directeur sportif Carlström explained. “Everyone had their eye on Katusha because of course we knew that they would be riding for Kristoff and the win. We had put our strength behind our young sprinter Sondre Holst Enger. But a final as hard as this, and in spite of the fact that he was perfectly placed, it proved too difficult for him, and he didn’t have the legs.

 

“Martin Elmiger was still with him when the sprint went into overdrive. Martin went from far out, maybe too far. It is possible that he would have won had the climb been a little longer. But with two IAM Cycling riders in the top-10, Thursday was a very good day for us.

 

"The only small irritation is that Mathias Frank and Marcel Wyss finished in a group that had a small gap of nine seconds behind the winners. That could mean that we will have to change our plans as far as the general classification is concerned. But that remains to be determined in the following stages.”

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Claudia MEUCCI
23 years | today
Osvaldo Capellan GOMEZ
38 years | today
Roger RODRIGUEZ
40 years | today
Jeppe Lykke NIELSEN
31 years | today
Andreas MOSER
38 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com