Alexander Kristoff triumphs at the Tour of Norway 2019.The Sprinter came home a fine third place in the final from Gran-Hønefoss which took in 175.1 km. Winner on the day was behind Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Ineos, 1st) and Cees Bol (Team Sunweb, 2nd), the UAE Team Emirates rider won the overall in Norway’s premier stage race.
Kristoff finished first in the overall standings with a three second lead over Halvorsen (Team Ineos) and five seconds over Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data). Kristoff also took home the win for the points jersey for UAE Team Emirates. “We started with the responsibility and goal of defending the leadership in the overall standings: the team was totally focused on controlling the race, and then working very well to support me and to stay in the main group. Kristoff explained “Though I thought I could win the final sprint, two guys came past me, but third place was enough to allow me to win the Tour of Norway. I am very happy, it has been a long time since I won the overall classification of a race “