2013 Tour of Norway
The 2013 Glava Tour of Norway was the third edition of the Glava Tour of Norway road cycling race. It was held over a period of five days between 15 and 19 May 2013. The race was a part of the 2013 UCI Europe Tour with a race classification of 2.1. Top Norwegian cyclists competing in the race included Edvald Boasson Hagen, Lars Petter Nordhaug, and Alexander Kristoff, with the notable exception of Thor Hushovd, who raced in the 2013 Tour of California instead.
|2013 UCI Europe Tour|
|Dates||15—19 May 2013|
|Distance||918.7 km (570.9 mi)|
|Winning time||22h 01' 07"|
Edvald Boasson Hagen won the race overall as well as the Nordialog super sprint classification. Portuguese rider Sérgio Paulinho came in second overall. Norwegian Sondre Holst Enger took third place as well as the Škoda young riders classification (U26). Belgian Sander Cordeel earned the Infotjenester King of the Mountains title, and the winner of the team classification was IAM Cycling. The race was completed in 22h 01' 07" at an average speed of 41.72 kilometres per hour (25.92 mph).
|1||Fredrikstad||Sarpsborg||190.3 km||Wednesday, 15 May||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||4h 41' 59"|
|2||Kongsberg||Skien||179.0 km||Thursday, 16 May||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||4h 11' 12"|
|3||Tønsberg||Drammen||162.7 km||Friday, 17 May||Theo Bos (NED)||4h 02' 22"|
|4||Brumunddal||Lillehammer||195.0 km||Saturday, 18 May||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||5h 01' 31"|
|5||Gjøvik||Hønefoss||172.9 km||Sunday, 19 May||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||4h 04' 29"|
|UCI ProTeams||UCI Professional Continental Teams||UCI Continental Teams|
The first stage began with 6.6 km (4.1 mi) of neutral zone through Fredrikstad, then the race began in earnest in Ørebekk to the north of Gressvik. The ride then took a mostly-flat clockwise route through Østfold and finished with three laps in Sarpsborg city center. Alexander Kristoff beat fellow Norwegian national rider Edvald Boasson Hagen in a sprint finish, and French rider Sébastien Hinault took third. Spanish rider Amets Txurruka won the King of the Mountains title for the climb up to Fredriksten Fortress, Italian Kristian Sbaragli took the young riders classification, and Alexander Kristoff earned the sprinting title in addition to his stage win. The finishing time was 4h 41' 59", giving an average speed of 40.49 kilometres per hour (25.16 mph).
The second stage began with the riders going west from Kongsberg until they reached Gransherad, northwest of Notodden, at which point they turned southeast towards Skien to complete the final three laps in town. The ride was marred by poor weather conditions—slippery roads, continuous rain, and sub-10°C temperatures, and as a result the last lap was cancelled, shortening the stage to 167.8 kilometres (104.3 mi). Alexander Kristoff once again beat Edvald Boasson Hagen on the final sprint, maintaining his sprint and overall lead, and fellow Norwegian Sondre Holst Enger took third in the stage as well as the young riders classification. Belgian rider Sander Cordeel was first on both mountain sections of the race and took the King of the Mountains classification. The finishing time was 4h 11' 12", giving an average speed of 40.08 km/h (24.90 mph).
|Stage 2 Result
|General Classification after Stage 2
The third stage was a twisty ride north along the Oslofjord from Tønsberg to Drammen, finishing with five final circuits in the city. The race was on the same day as Norwegian Constitution Day, so there was a large turnout of spectators in traditional Norwegian bunader. Because of the cancelled laps the previous day, the stage was extended by a few laps to give a new distance of 192.7 km (119.7 mi) overall. Edvald Boasson Hagen was strongly positioned in the final lap, pulled forward by his team (Team Sky), but in the final sprint he was passed by several riders and received fourth in the stage. Dutch rider Theo Bos took first, followed closely by Alexander Kristoff, who retained his position as first place in sprinting and overall, and Italian rider Matteo Pelucchi, who took third. Sven Erik Bystrøm took the young riders classification from fellow countryman Sondre Holst Enger, while Sander Cordeel held on to his title as King of the Mountains. The finishing time was 4h 02' 22", giving an average speed of 47.7 km/h (29.6 mph).
|Stage 3 Result
|General Classification after Stage 3
The fourth stage was the longest and also the hilliest stage in the tour, with a total climb of about 3,550 m (11,650 ft) between Brumunddal and Lillehammer. Edvald Boasson Hagen was considered to have a home advantage since he was raised in Rudsbygd near Lillehammer and had done the climbs there many times. Boasson Hagen was part of a group that split early on and maintained their lead throughout the race, with the yellow-jerseyed Alexander Kristoff among the peloton left behind. On the final climb of the ride, with about 30 km (19 mi) remaining, Portuguese rider Sérgio Paulinho made a break from the group, and Boasson Hagen caught up with him before the summit. The two men worked together to maintain their lead until the final lap, when Boasson Hagen broke away from Paulinho and secured a decisive victory, taking the lead from Alexander Kristoff in both the sprint and overall classifications. Paulinho came second and Dutch rider Bauke Mollema took third. Sondre Holst Enger came fourth and retook the young rider classification from Sven Erik Bystrøm, and Sander Cordeel maintained his King of the Mountains title for the third stage in a row. The finishing time was 5h 01' 31", giving an average speed of 38.8 km/h (24.1 mph).
|Stage 4 Result
|General Classification after Stage 4
The fifth and final stage was a race south from Gjøvik ending with four long and hilly circuits in Hønefoss. Lars Petter Nordhaug broke away in the final 12 km (7.5 mi) and was joined by Jesper Hansen and Fredrik Ludvigsson, but the group eventually got engulfed by the main peloton in a push led by Team Sky. Alexander Kristoff came in first and received his third stage win of the competition. Next came Team Plussbank rider Sondre Holst Enger, who retained the top spot in the young riders classification and placed third overall, and then Edvald Boasson Hagen in third, securing a sprint classification and general classification victory for the second consecutive year in the Tour of Norway. Sérgio Paulinho came in second overall and Sander Cordeel took the King of Mountains title. The finishing time was 4h 04' 29", giving an average speed of 42.42 km/h (26.36 mph).
|Stage 5 Result
|Final General Classification
Classification leadership tableEdit
|Stage||Stage winner||General Classification
||Nordialog super sprint
||Infotjenester King of the Mountains
||Škoda young riders classification (U26)
|1||Alexander Kristoff||Alexander Kristoff||Alexander Kristoff||Amets Txurruka||Kristian Sbaragli||Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise|
|2||Alexander Kristoff||Sander Cordeel||Sondre Holst Enger|
|3||Theo Bos||Sven Erik Bystrøm|
|4||Edvald Boasson Hagen||Edvald Boasson Hagen||Edvald Boasson Hagen||Sondre Holst Enger||IAM Cycling|
|Final||Edvald Boasson Hagen||Edvald Boasson Hagen||Sander Cordeel||Sondre Holst Enger||IAM Cycling|
|1||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||Team Sky||22h 01' 07"|
|2||Sérgio Paulinho (POR)||Saxo–Tinkoff||+ 31"|
|3||Sondre Holst Enger (NOR)||Team Plussbank||+ 45"|
|4||Bauke Mollema (NED)||Blanco Pro Cycling||+ 48"|
|5||Gaëtan Bille (BEL)||Lotto–Belisol||+ 53"|
|6||André Cardoso (POR)||Caja Rural–Seguros RGA||+ 54"|
|7||Jesper Hansen (DEN)||Team Cult Energy||+ 55"|
|8||Laurens ten Dam (NED)||Blanco Pro Cycling||+ 55"|
|9||Johann Tschopp (SUI)||IAM Cycling||+ 55"|
|10||Toms Skujiņš (LAT)||Rietumu-Delfin||+ 1' 52"|
|1||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||Team Sky||68|
|2||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||Team Katusha||60|
|3||Sondre Holst Enger (NOR)||Team Plussbank||48|
|4||Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL)||Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise||40|
|5||Evaldas Šiškevičius (LTU)||Sojasun||33|
|6||Theo Bos (NED)||Blanco Pro Cycling||27|
|7||Sébastien Hinault (FRA)||IAM Cycling||26|
|8||Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX)||Accent Jobs–Wanty||22|
|9||Bauke Mollema (NED)||Blanco Pro Cycling||20|
|10||Matteo Pelucchi (ITA)||IAM Cycling||20|
|1||Sander Cordeel (BEL)||Lotto–Belisol||16|
|2||Danail Petrov (BUL)||Caja Rural–Seguros RGA||8|
|3||Amets Txurruka (ESP)||Caja Rural–Seguros RGA||6|
|4||Tim Wellens (BEL)||Lotto–Belisol||4|
|5||Laurens De Vreese (BEL)||Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise||3|
|6||Filip Eidsheim (NOR)||Team Øster Hus-Ridley||3|
|7||Rémi Pauriol (FRA)||Sojasun||2|
|8||Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (NOR)||Team Plussbank||2|
|9||Rüdiger Selig (GER)||Team Katusha||2|
|10||Vegard Robinson Bugge (NOR)||Joker–Merida||2|
Young riders classificationEdit
|1||Sondre Holst Enger (NOR)||Team Plussbank||22h 01' 52"|
|2||Gaëtan Bille (BEL)||Lotto–Belisol||+ 8"|
|3||Jesper Hansen (DEN)||Team Cult Energy||+ 10"|
|4||Toms Skujiņš (LAT)||Rietumu-Delfin||+ 1' 07"|
|5||Anthony Delaplace (FRA)||Sojasun||+ 1' 10"|
|6||Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI)||IAM Cycling||+ 1' 10"|
|7||Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE)||Team People4you-Unaas Cycling||+ 1' 53"|
|8||Vegard Stake Laengen (NOR)||Bretagne–Séché Environnement||+ 1' 53"|
|9||Louis Meintjes (RSA)||MTN–Qhubeka||+ 4' 37"|
|10||Eduardo Sepúlveda (ARG)||Bretagne–Séché Environnement||+ 7' 18"|
|1||IAM Cycling||66h 06' 06"|
|2||Caja Rural–Seguros RGA||+ 5' 02"|
|3||Blanco Pro Cycling||+ 6' 51"|
|4||Team Sky||+ 13' 02"|
|5||MTN–Qhubeka||+ 14' 22"|
|6||Bretagne–Séché Environnement||+ 16' 55"|
|7||Team Katusha||+ 17' 22"|
|8||Team Plussbank||+ 18' 08"|
|9||Sojasun||+ 18' 39"|
|10||Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise||+ 22' 25"|
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