Nordhaug surprises with win in GP Montreal

Lars-Petter Nordhaug wins Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal 2012

Norwegian Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Sky) took an unexpected victory in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal on Sunday, coming around late attackers Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) and Moreno Moser (Liquigas-Cannondale) to take the win.

Nordhaug somehow found the legs to contest the sprint finish having just a few kilometres earlier gone on a solo attack whilst working for fellow Norwegian team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen. However, in the finale Nordhaug found himself well ahead of Boasson Hagen, who was in the chasing group, and contested the finish for himself.

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