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Norwegian Sindre Lunke in the top 20 and Norwegian Krister Hagen back on track in Classic de l'Archèche Rhône

The first race in the Boucles du Sud Ardèche, Classic de l’Ardèche Rhône, was ridden today with strong teamwork which resulted with Norwegian Sindre Lunke sprinting to 18th place in a select group after a tough mountainous race.

“He was actually a bit behind, but the group he was in came back at the end to sprint for the secondary placings”, says directeur sportif, Michael Skelde. “Unfortunately, he didn’t place further up, but we’re satisfied with today’s work”.

“The guys rode a good race and we did our best, so there’s no reason not to be pleased with today. We still need the last percentages, but it’ll come”.

The race today also saw the comeback of Krister Hagen as well as his debut for Riwal Readynez Cycling Team. The Norwegian rider had a heart operation a month ago but is up and ready to compete again.

“Krister rode super well. It’s nice to have him on the team and back after his operation. He’s really strong, and I think we expect great things from him in the future”.

Tomorrow the riders face the second race in the Boucles du Sud Ardèche-weekend with Royal Bernard Drome Classic which on paper has many similarities to today’s race.

“I think tomorrow is going to be another good race for us. It’s quite like Classic de l’Archèche, and we’ll try to get a bit further up in the standings”, says Michael Skelde.



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