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Tobias Foss has convincingly prolonged his Norwegian time trial title. The 25-year-old rider was in a class of his own on the hilly course in and around Steinkjer. He took Team Jumbo-Visma’s victory tally to 24 this season.
Foss, who was the last to start as last year's winner, started his race against the clock well. At the first measuring point, he was already eighteen seconds faster than the number two and continued to increase his lead. After 19 kilometres, Foss stopped the clock at 29 minutes and 3 seconds, making him the only rider to break the 30-minute mark.
"I am thrilled that I was able to defend my title. This jersey is too beautiful to give away", Foss said. "The course was much more challenging than last year’s, which contained fewer altimetres. The first part was tough with punchy climbs, but the second was a bit flatter and more technical. All in all, it was a good time trial."
Foss said he felt very confident. "When I decided to participate, my goal was to win it. In addition, I saw it as a nice experience to go into a race as the reigning champion. It has given me confidence that I can handle that pressure."
"I am extremely proud to be the champion of Norway in both the time trial and the road this year!"
- Tobias Svendsen Foss