Last survivor of the breakaway, the 23-year-old Norwegian won alone after spending the day leading the race. Information that Alberto Bettiol did not receive, convinced of having won the stage. At the microphone of L’Équipe, the winner of the Tour of Flanders 2019 confessed “not knowing that there was still a rider in front of the peloton”.
The Italian even failed to fall while celebrating his second place, and was then chambered by his compatriot Matteo Trentino. Despite this little moment of solitude, the runner from the American team said he was happy with this 2nd place, he who had a complicated start to the season.