Johannessen holds off Rodriguez to win Tour de l’Avenir by seven seconds
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Johannessen holds off Rodriguez to win Tour de l’Avenir by seven seconds

Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) held on in the final mountain stage of the Tour de l’Avenir to secure overall victory by just seven seconds ahead of Carlos Rodriguez (Spain).

The 21-year-old, who rides for Uno-X, enjoyed a GC lead of 2:18 going into the 151.6-kilometre final mountain stage, which took in the Col d’Iseran before finishing atop the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard.