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Arctic Race of Norway: Alberto Dainese sprints to stage 1 victory

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Alberto Dainese (Team dsm-firmenich) won the opening stage and took the first leader’s jersey at the Arctic Race of Norway.

The Italian was boxed in with several hundred metres to go but patiently waited for an opening to launch his sprint, starting from several riders back, and then passed Noah Hobbs (Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ) at the line to take the win in Alta. Clément Champoussin (Team Arkéa Samsic) sprinted to third place.

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