INEOS Grenadiers (Norway) - Press Release: Fresh from winning Olympic Silver in Tokyo, Ethan Hayter returned to road racing in the best way possible with a dominant win on day one at the Tour of Norway.
The opening stage up to Sokndal finished atop a five kilometre climb and Hayter rode the first half at his own pace, with teammate Filippo Ganna riding smartly to reel in the early attackers and set Hayter up.
Ganna - also racing on the road for the first time since his Gold medal on the track in Tokyo - looked imperious as he rode down the climbers, bringing the reduced bunch back together again with 2km to race.
It was then that Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) attacked, with Hayter the only rider able to follow. He quickly got across to Schelling's wheel before easing round him inside the final 200m.