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From ‘Å’ to Narvik: 7th Arctic Race of Norway

The 7th edition of the Arctic Race of Norway will be held between August 15-18, 2019. The northernmost pro cycling race in the world will visit the Islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen before finishing at the base of the Nordland ski station in Narvik.

The race will see the sprinters to battle it out in the first two days. The general classification will be settled during the weekend with an all-new mountain-top finish at Storheia Summit.

For the second time in seven editions, the Arctic Race of Norway will take place on the Lofoten Islands, known around the world for their atypical scenery where the roads run between the mountains and the sea. The town of ‘Å’ will, for the first time, host a stage of the Arctic Race on Thursday, August 15. This small village with such an original name (the final letter in the Norwegian alphabet!) is where the last inhabitants on the extreme west side of the island live.

The Arctic Race of Norway has announced the renewal of its partnerships for the next three years with SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge as Official Partner and Telenor as Official Fan.

Initiated in 2013, the collaboration with SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge contributes to the development of cycling practice by young children. Since 2013, more than 11,000 children have participated in the SNN Mini Arctic Race all across Northern Norway.

Year after year, Telenor invests in the extension of the 4G network all over northern Norway and therefore contributes to ensuring optimal conditions for TV production and for the spectators’ experience all along the route.

2019 Arctic Race of Norway:

  • Thursday 15th August, stage 1: Å – Leknes, 182km
  • Friday 16th August, stage 2: Henningsvær – Svolvær, 168.5km
  • Saturday 17th August, stage 3: Sortland – Storheia Summit (Melbu), 176.5km
  • Sunday 18th August, stage 4: L⌀dingen – Narvik, 166.5km

Thor Hushovd, World Champion and race ambassador said “This 7th edition of the Arctic Race of Norway will again be spectacular and undecided just until the last day in Narvik. The first two stages will be an open-air show. In 2013 when I won stage 2 at Svolvær, I rode the most beautiful stage of my career on that day. The finishes at Storheia Summit, the ‘Mont Ventoux’ of the Vesterålen Islands and at Narvik will certainly be won by the strongest riders.”

www.arctic-race-of-norway.com

 

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