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Van der Poel wins opening stage of Arctic race

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 13:06

Van der Poel wins opening stage of Arctic race

Dutch cyclist Mathieu Van der Poel on Thursday (August 16) took the opening stage of the Arctic Race of Norway ahead of Russian Sergei Chernetski and Belgium’s Benjamin De Clercq.On the hilly 184 kilometre first stage of the four day race another Dutchman, Bram Welten of the Fortuneo-Samsic team crashed out of the peleton when he slipped off the road into a ditch.Van der Poel positioned himself cleverly for the final uphill sprint, bursting past Chernetski and De Clercq although he nearly lost contol of his bike as he started to celebrate before crossing the finishing line.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 13:06

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