Arctic Race Norway, Stage 4, Tromsø, Norway
17 August 2014
While it was Belkin’s Steven Kruijswijk who won the overall, the first GC title of his career, all talk after stage 4 was of Kristoff’s win…but not because it pleased his home fans. Thor Hushovd had broken clear with 2km to go and it looked like the soonto-retire Norwegian hero was set for a swan song victory. Kristoff, though, had other ideas, chasing down his countryman and passing him in the last 100m. He won the stage but few new fans. Still, this was a 2.1 race, not a testimonial crit.