– Wærenskjold pushed as if he had done nothing but run uphill in the Tour de France, said reporter NRK with 1,200 meters remaining in today’s stage.
Mandal’s Søren Wærenskjold did a great job as sprint leader for his Uno-X teammate Alexander Kristoff on the stage of today’s Tour de France.
– I almost wish that Wærenskjold would be the one asking today, said Thor Hushovd on TV2 broadcast.
It didn’t last long for the Norwegian team, and Wærenskjold fell to the ground 100 meters short of the finish line.
The Mandalite comes from it without major rollover damage.
– It’s just a stab wound. I don’t know anything else, so it’s all good, said Wærenskjold.
Belgian Jasper Philipsen took the win in today’s round, with Alexander Kristoff in 7th place.
– A little messy actually, I think. There was a sharp turn and we were at the limit for the last three kilometers. That’s as far as it goes with tires and everything. I heard it was upside down, and I understand that well,” Kristoff said after the stage.
Chase the winning stage
23-year-old Søren Wærenskjold is the third southerner to take part in the world’s biggest bicycle race.
Only Thor Hushovd and Dag Otto Lauritzen had done so before him.
This is also the first time that the Norwegian cycling team has participated in this prestigious race.
The Uno-X Pro Cycling Team consists of Norwegians and Danes. Eight racers took part in the French stage race.
- Alexander Kristoff
- Torstein tree
- Tobias Halland Johannessen
- Rasmus Fossum puppies
- Jonas Gregard
- Jonas Abrahamsen
- Handsome Anthony
- Søren Wærenskjold
The team’s ambition is to chase stage wins.
This year, the Tour de France begins in Bilbao, Spain, on Saturday 1 July.
Today’s stage begins in Dax with a finish in Nogaro, after 181.8 kilometers.
This year’s trip ends on July 23.
Early relevant for stage races
On June 20, the team selection for the Tour de France was presented at a press conference organized by Uno-X.
– He is one of those we wanted to tell about from the very beginning that is relevant. We’ve built him up for the tour, and he looks good,” Uno-X sporting director Gabriel Rasch said of Wærenskjold at a news conference.
The youngster has shown his best form early in the season on the Tour of Belgium, where he finished second overall. Beaten only by Dutch racer Mathieu van der Poel.
Wærenskjold earned his first professional win on 1 February this year in the third stage of the Saudi Tour.
He has previously won the EC Junior in road cycling in 2017, the Rhodes International Tour overall in 2020, and won WC gold in tempo and bronze in the co-start in the U23 class in 2022.
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