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09:11 GMT         Day 63 of 90, Season 47    

Ludvig Karlsen shake-up

  The many climbs in Circuit d´Andorra didn't give any good ideas for the riders. No riders attacked the entire stage through. When the final climb was near, the strongest riders settled themselves in front of the peloton. Drake Racing took a confident lead, supporting Ludvig Karlsen. The devistating tempo set by Drake Racing crushed rider by rider. When Ludvig Karlsen ran out of supporting riders, he had only 3 other competitors to beat. One of them, Philip Eskesen (CyclingClubChomutov), launched a quick attack and managed to sit a lone in front for a short time. He only had Ludvig Karlsen and Alonso Giorgio (IndieRock) behind him now. Philip Eskesen could not keep the tempo high, and eventually, both Ludvig Karlsen and Alonso Giorgio passed him by.
Alonso Giorgio launched the sprint, but Ludvig Karlsen outrunned him and became the winner.
Ludvig Karlsen was happy with the result. It has been my dream for a long time to win this stage, and finally I succeed, said the smiling winner.
Sig, manager of Drake Racing, was happy with the result: The whole team did well today. Everything turned out as we hoped, and luckily, Ludvig Karlsen was the strongest rider out there today. The proud manager didn't hide that he was satisfied with Ludvig Karlsen's result. Ludvig Karlsen did well. No one deserved the victory more than him. He put his focus on this stage long ago, and he kept his motivation high. I'm happy for him and the team, said Sig.

Circuit d´Andorra
Ludvig Karlsen
Alonso Giorgio
Philip Eskesen