The tree impressed again – Norway’s best ranking in major races
Critérium du Dauphiné is considered by many to be the most important run-up for the Tour de France and Torstein Træen has put in an impressive run of form in the last two stages.
On Saturday, he ranked eighth in the seventh stage and moved up to tenth in the summary. Tenth place is also Norway’s best overall position in a race prior to this year’s edition, signed by Træen’s Uno-X teammate Tobias Halland Johannessen last year.
On Sunday, Træen enters a steep hill in Grenoble along with the big favourites. There, Jonas Vingegaard proved to be the strongest and secured the overall win.
The tree came in at eleventh place, but enough to move up to eighth place in the summary.
Norway’s Uno-X team will ride in the men’s Tour de France for the first time this summer, where Træen is expected to be one of the team’s strongest cards.
The stage was won by Italy’s Giulio Ciccone, who was the only one from the break to hold Vingegaard down.
Tobias Halland Johannessen was tenth in the summary before the last two stages, but has struggled a bit the last two days and dropped several places in the summary. On Sunday he was in 24th place and eventually finished 15th overall.
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