Kristoff again, the best in Tour des Fjords, Kittel wins GP de Fourmies
Alexander Kristoff has Sunday the stage win in the Tour des Fjords seized. The Norwegian sprinter of Katusha was the best in the fifth and final stage and also wrote the result on his name.
The stage of Hinna Park Stavanger yielded for the 29-year-old Kristoff the third victory in the Norwegian stage race. He won the sprint for his team mate Michael Mörköv and his compatriot Kristoffer Halvorsen.
Nick van der Lijke from Roompot was in Stavanger on the tenth place, the best Dutchman. He finished third in the final standings.
It is for Kristoff the second time that he is the Tour des Fjords wins. In 2014 did the Katusha rider that also all. When he won, like this year three stages.
Marcel Kittel added the Grand Prix de Fourmies to his zegelijst. The sprinter of Etixx-QuickStep troefde after 205 kilometres in the Northern French city of Nacer Bouhanni of Cofidis, and Bryan Coquard of Direct Energy in the bunch sprint.
For the 28-year-old German was the twelfth victory of the season.
André Greipel wrote the first stage in the Tour of Britain on his name. The German from Lotto-Soudal troefde after 161 kilometres from Glasgow to Castle Douglas in Scotland Caleb Ewan of Orica-BikeExchange and the Dutchman Ramon Sinkeldam of Giant-Alpecin in the bunch sprint. For Greipel, it is the tenth victory of the season.
The final phase of the stage was marred by a crash in the last bend. This allowed sprinters Mark Cavendish and Elia Viviani not engage in the fight for the victory.
Greipel is by his victory, the first leader of the general classification. The Tour of Britain goes on until Sunday 11 september.