Alexey Lutsenko snatches overall victory from Warren Barguil by one second at the Arctic Race of Norway

The French champion squandered an eight second lead on the final stage

Alexey Lutsenko (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) came out on top after duelling with Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) for the overall classification at the Arctic Race of Norway, beating the Frenchman by just one second.

As the race head uphill and the race was handed over from the likes of Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus), who won stage one, to the climbers, Barguil and Lutsenko shot up the GC with a second and third place finish on stage three.

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