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UCI Continental Circuits 2017 Update

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– Race of the month –

Now in its seventh year, the Tour of Norway is a 2. HC stage race covering 905 kilometers in five stages. The race began on the coast near Oslo before heading north for two stages near Lillehammer and then returning south to near Oslo, with the final stage finishing in the capital. Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) won the 2017 edition, adding to his wins in 2012 and 2013.

Boasson Hagen won the opening stage field sprint to take the leader’s jersey, and held onto it the next day by finishing third in Stage 2 behind winner Dylan Groenewegen (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo). In Stage 3, Pieter Weening (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) took a solo victory to move into the lead by 12 seconds, which he kept through Stage 4, when Groenewegen took his second stage win, with Boasson Hagen finishing second to move to within three seconds of the lead. Boasson Hagen won the final field sprint and, with the time bonuses moved back into the lead by four seconds over Simon Gerrans (ORICA-Scott) and ten seconds ahead of Weening. Boasson Hagen also took the Points Jersey.

2017 Final Standings

1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR), Dimension Data, 21:39:20
2. Simon Gerrans (AUS), ORICA-Scott, at 0:04
3. Pieter Weening (NED), Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, at 0:10
4. Sander Armée (BEL), Lotto Soudal, at 0:16
5. August Jensen (NOR), Team Coop, at 0:17

Sprint Jersey – Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR), Dimension Data
Best Young Rider Jersey – Tobias Foss (NOR), Team Joker Icopal
Overall Team Classification – Lotto Soudal

– UCI Continental rankings as of May 28, 2017 –

Individual Rankings
UCI Africa Tour – Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA)
UCI America Tour – Robin Carpenter (USA)
UCI Asia Tour – Oscar Pujol (ESP)
UCI Europe Tour – Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
UCI Oceania Tour – Lucas Hamilton (AUS)

Teams Rankings
UCI Africa Tour – Bike Aid (GER)
UCI America Tour – Rally Cycling (USA)
UCI Asia Tour – Team Ukyo (JPN)
UCI Europe Tour – Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA)
UCI Oceania Tour – Mitchelton Scott (CHN)

Nations Rankings
UCI Africa Tour – Eritrea
UCI America Tour – Colombia
UCI Asia Tour – Kazakhstan
UCI Europe Tour – France
UCI Oceania Tour – Australia

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– Focus on Ryan Roth –

Canadian Ryan Roth is the captain of the UCI Continental Team Silber Pro Cycling. Roth finished 14th overall in the UCI America Tour ranking in 2016 and currently sits fourth in the 2017 rankings. He is the current Canadian National time trial Champion, and was 15th in last year’s UCI World Championships road race. He also won three UCI races in 2016 – Winston Salem (1.1), GP Cycliste de Saguenay (2.2) and White Spot / Delta Road Race (1.2). One of his biggest international wins was in 2012, at the Tro-Bro Leon (1.1). For the current season, Roth’s results include second at the Winston Salem Cycling Classic (1.1).

Main results

2017
2nd – Winston Salem Cycling Classic (UCI 1.1)

2016
1st – Overall GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)
2nd – Points Competition GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)
2nd – Stage 4, GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)
1st – White Spot / Delta Road Race (UCI 1.2)
1st – National Championships ITT
15th – UCI World Championships Road Race

2015
2nd – National Championships ITT
3rd – National Championships RR
2nd – Stage 3 Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)
2nd – Overall GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)
3rd – Points Competition GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)
2nd – Stage 4, GP Cycliste de Saguenay (UCI 2.2)

2014
2nd – National Championships RR
3rd – National Championships ITT
3rd – Stage 3 Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)

2012
1st – National Championships RR
1st – Tro-Bro Leon (UCI 1.1)

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