Kristen Faulkner takes an impressive solo win at the Ladies Tour of Norway

The American rider was the last of the day’s breakaway, attacking it with 22km to go and holding on by the slimmest of margins

Kristen Faulkner wins stage one of the Ladies Tour of Norway
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Kristen Faulkner took a hugely impressive solo win in the opening stage of the Ladies Tour of Norway on Thursday. 

The American had been part of the day's breakaway which led onto the closing circuits around the southern Norwegian town of Sarpsborg.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.