This Saturday, Mike Teunissen took his first victory in the jersey of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty during the Tour of Norway. The Dutchman was the fastest in a sprint between strong riders at the end of the first stage, shortened to 85 kilometre due to the extreme weather conditions.
Mike Teunissen triumphed after a slightly uphill effort, passing Jordi Meeus in the final meters. It is the tenth success of the season for the team of Jean-François Bourlart and the first for Teunissen since his stage win in the Tour de France in 2019.
The evening before, Rune Herregodts took eighth place in a slightly uphill prologue on the slopes of Mount Fløyen. The Belgian rider, who’s returning into competition two months after his fourth place in the Volta Limburg Classic, remains in eighth place in the provisional classification.