All Astana riders, including team’s leader Alexey Lutsenko, finished in the main group.
In the general classification Lutsenko holds his second place, 9 seconds behind the race leader Mathieu Van der Poel. Another Astana Pro Team rider Magnus Cort is 8th.
- Fast day, but we spent it quite easy without big troubles. The team was concentrated around Alexey Lutsenko, we tried to protect our leader in the best possible way. This weekend we will have two the most decisive stages and we are ready to do our best. There are many strong rivals in this race, but we also have a good team and strong leader, - said Dmitriy Fofonov.
The third stage of the race will be held tomorrow: 176.5 km from Sortland to Storheia Summit (Melbu).
Photo credit: © Arctic Race of Norway/Gautier Demouveaux