Hayter wins Tour of Norway

22 Aug 2021

Hayter wins Tour of Norway

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Tour of Norway Stage four: Hinna Park › Stavanger, 156.5km.

Ethan Hayter sealed his first-ever professional GC win after another assured team performance on the final day at the Tour of Norway.

With Leonardo Basso, Jonathan Castroviejo, Filippo Ganna, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift all in to help the young Brit defend his orange jersey, the team rode all day, before Rowe and Swift dropped Hayter off for the final sprint to the line.

He crossed safely, as his housemate and Olympic Omnium partner Matt Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the final stage in Stavanger. Hayter took the overall by 15 seconds, from Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 25 from Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma).

It tops off an incredible week for the 22 year old, who won the opening two stages in Norway, defending his lead stoutly on yesterday’s difficult third stage, and then saw it home today, two weeks after securing Olympic Silver on the track in Tokyo.
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Ethan Hayter 

“This is my first GC win and it definitely wasn’t an easy one!”
 
"The first two days I got an advantage and then defending it on stage three was the hardest day of all of them. It’s not been an easy race. I really enjoyed this race. The weather has been amazing, the views have been amazing and the race has been great."
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