Arctic Race of norway (stage 1): Amaury Capiot 4th
In the wind, cold and rain, Amaury Capiot took 4th place in the first stage of the Arctic Race of Norway after a uphill finish.
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“The whole team did a really good job today in the rain and cold temperatures. On the final circuit, Alan and Louis worked well to keep us in position with Kevin. Then in the sprint, my legs got cold at the 200m sign, where I should have been making a full effort. This is perhaps what costs me a better place.”
“We were confronted with weather conditions that were unprecedented this year with rain all day and very cold temperatures. On the final circuit, we had to be placed. The work was well done by the whole team and we found a great Alan in these difficult conditions. Amaury could perhaps have won, the bumpy profile of the finish suited him, but unfortunately he stumbled a few metres from the line. His fourth place remains nevertheless satisfactory. Kévin was also at the front of the race and is already in sight of the general classification by taking the 10th place of this first stage.