Alexander Kristoff will head to home roads at the Arctic Race of Norway resplendent in a new European champion’s jersey which he revealed on Wednesday.
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The Norwegian won the race last weekend by out-sprinting Elia Viviani and Moreno Hofland in Denmark, and will now head to the most northerly race in the world cycling calendar in his new jersey, which is understated and stylish with plenty of prominence given to the blue band and yellow stars
This will be the first outing for the European champion’s jersey in a road race, after Peter Sagan won the inaugural elite championship in 2016 but was unable to wear the jersey as he was world champion at the same time.
However Kristoff has been preparing for the race in a very different outfit, swapping his lycra for some fisherman’s overalls as he and a number of other riders took to the fjords for a pre-race fishing trip.
And of course it was Dylan Teuns who continued his great form from the Tour of Wallonia and the Tour of Poland with this sizeable catch. Watch out for him over the next few days.