Ben Tulett takes the victory in Bergen!
The British rider, Ben Tulett (Ineos Grenadiers) was the strongest one on the prologue from Bryggen to Fløyen.
This year's Tour of Norway started today with a prologue in the streets of Bergen. With many spectators around the course, it was set to be a public celebration.
The riders were set to tackle the 7.4 km long prologue, starting at Bryggen and finishing at Fløyen. Towards the end of the prologue, there was a 3.4 km climb with an average gradient of 8.8%.
Simen Evertsen Hegreberg from the Norwegian national team was the first rider on the starting ramp and he quickly set the standard with a time of 15:50.52.
The American-Norwegian cyclist Magnus Sheffield from Ineos Grenadiers quickly set a fast time on 14:29.60. His time stood for a while, until his teammate Ben Tulett came and beat it by just over 1 second.
Several riders attempted to beat Tulett's time, but in the end, they had to acknowledge being defeated by the British talent.
Ben Tulett's time of 14.28.47 ultimately stood as the best time. His teammate Magnus Sheffield finished second, while Attila Valter from Jumbo-Visma secured the third place on the stage.