• BMC's Dylan Teuns wins the final stage and takes overall victory at the 2017 Arctic Race of Norway, his third stage race win in as many weeks (Getty)Source: Getty
Dylan Teuns' red and black patch of form continues with overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway, his third stage race win in as many weeks.
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14 Aug 2017 - 10:08 AM  UPDATED 14 Aug 2017 - 10:10 AM

Teuns' gutsy solo attack launched three kilometres from the finish on the final bump assured his overall victory among the fjords and mountains of Norway. 

"As they say in soccer, sometimes attack is the best form of defense," Teuns said. "I could have waited until the final sprint, then there was the chance that August Jensen (Team Coop) could take bonus seconds as I heard he was pretty fast.

"I went at the right moment, and I knew when I looked behind that I had a small gap and that I just had to keep going because there was a short descent and they weren't going to catch me on that."

This third stage race win comes after victories at the Tour of Poland and his home country's Tour de Wallonie. Needless to say, the Belgian is pretty happy. 

"It's a bit like a fairytale, it's an unbelievable feeling."

"It is a huge honor to have the team riding for me and believing in me. It is a great feeling and it is important for my confidence. If your teammates believe in you, it gives you a little bit of an edge over other riders."

Teuns digs deep to win 2017 Tour of Poland
Dylan Teuns (BMC) held on to win the Tour of Poland by just two seconds from home favourite Rafal Majka (BORA-hansgrohe) following the seventh and final stage won by Wout Poels (Sky).

Now there's just one thing Teuns wants to do. 

"I think after this race I have some time to rest and recover after a tough few weeks before I head into my next races and I hope this form continues."