Tulett extends lead in Norway

28 May 2023

Tulett extends lead in Norway

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Tour of Norway - Stage 2 » Valle › Stavanger, 165.7km

Ben Tulett extended his race lead at the Tour of Norway with third place in the uphill sprint on stage two.

The young Brit clawed back key ground in the final kilometres and timed his effort well on the ramp to the line in Stavanger, taking third place and four bonus seconds. Thibau Nys (Trek-Segafredo) won the stage to claim his first pro victory.

The result saw Tulett's overall lead extend out to a still slender five seconds over team-mate Magnus Sheffield. Sheffield hit out early in the sprint and placed eighth, to make sure of a Grenadiers 1-2 heading into Monday's finale.

Once again the team worked well to help control the race and breakaway at times, including over the snow-lined Knuttjørn pass.

- Ben Tulett

"It was really tough to be honest. We had a fight on our hands from the beginning to control the breakaway and make sure we were happy with the situation. 
"We had a really difficult mountain pass which was also quite cold, but beautiful. It was really nice to see that. Then obviously a super difficult final to this stage. I was actually out of position coming into the final couple of kilometres so I had work to do to get back into position. I’m really happy to come away with third place today. Another day done.
"Here there are no easy days. We have to be up for it and for sure we’re motivated to finish this off in a good way."