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Arctic Race of Norway 2015 Stage 4

photo credits @ ARN

Rein Taaramäe (Astana) claimed the overall victory in this year’s Arctic Race of Norway today, while Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) won the fourth and final stage.

Dillier proceeded to out-power Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) during the waning moments of today’s race to eke out a final stage victory, while Taaramäe finished in third spot, thus wresting the leader’s jersey from BMC’s Ben Hermans, who failed to muster even a top 10 finish in today’s race. 

Indeed, Hermans assumed the overall lead yesterday after winning stage 3, could only managed an eighteenth place finish in today’s 165 kilometer stage around Narvik.

Meanwhile, Dillier and Zakarin rounded out the final podium at 8 seconds and 31 seconds back respectively.

Top 10 Finishers

1 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3:35:18
2 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:00:02
4 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha 0:00:40
5 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:00:42
6 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo
7 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker
8 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
10 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN – Qhubeka

Final general classification after stage 4

1 Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team 16:42:02
2 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:08
3 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:31
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN – Qhubeka 0:01:02
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:04
6 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker 0:01:17
7 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:01:19
8 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:31
9 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:33
10 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling

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