After going all out in service of Quinten Hermans the day before, young Madis Mihkels this time benefited of the support of his teammates in the second stage of the Arctic Race of Norway, which ended in a bunch sprint in the streets of Brønnøysund.
The 19 year old Estonian rider, who’s participating in his first race with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, was launched by Taco van der Hoorn, Sven Erik Bystrøm and Adrien Petit in the final kilometer. He crossed the line of his first sprint in his new colors in thirteenth place.
Bystrøm, the winner of the last intermediate sprint, climbs in the top ten of the classification and is provisionally eighth. The Norwegian rider attacked before the top of Torghatten, 13 kilometer before the finish, winning three bonus seconds.