The race heads to Finland for the first time
- The 8th edition of the Arctic Race of Norway is scheduled for 6–9 August.
- The northernmost race in the world is set to make its first foray into foreign lands, with a stage finish in Kilpisjärvi (Finland) on the second day of racing.
- The route sets the stage for sprinters to shine in the first two stages. The general classification will be settled over...
Next generation Arctic racers: An important experience
The seventh edition of the Equinor’s Heroes of Tomorrow race went down at 15th August this year, the same day as the final stage of Arctic Race of Norway in Narvik. The purpose is to give young riders the feeling of competing in a professional race.
This year’s winners were the British rider Anna Shackley and Norwegian rider Dennis Gråsvold.
The Arctic Race of Norway created a large increase in the number of requests to become foster families.
The partnership between Arctic Race of Norway and Bufetat (The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs) Region North successfully highlighted the need for foster homes.
Bufetat, Region North, has an average of 7.4 inquiries per week of becoming a foster home. During the week of the event and the following week, Region North had a total of 37...
The riders got a well wanted gift
None of the cyclists in Arctic Race of Norway travel home empty-handed. Everyone got a piece of smoked salmon from Northern Norway.
Well wanted gift
Gratanglaks and Kleiva Fish farm together with Coast Seafoods are responsible for the gift.
- We heard from management of Arctic Race of Norway that several of the teams had asked for salmon before they came,...
Odd Christian Eiking: "This is my revenge after the Tour de France"
“I saw after yesterday’s stage that surprisingly I was second in the King of the Mountains classification, only two points behind. I wasn’t sure I was going to go for it because Stephen Cummings is a strong rider but on the final laps, I said to myself why not… I felt quite good and I went all in for the salmon jersey. I wasn’t so happy with my...
Krists Neilands: "Proud to be with two of the world's best cyclists on the podium"
“Third overall is a good result for me and a good result for the team. I’m happy with my performance. It’s been a good week for us. We have to be proud of this result because the other two guys on the podium are some of the best cyclists in the world. It’s nice to be there with them.”
Alexey Lutsenko: "It's a big surprise for me"
“I fought four days for winning the Arctic Race of Norway and I only win by one second. It’s a big surprise. It’s cruel for Warren Barguil to lose by so little. I know what it’s like, the same thing happened to me at the Tour of Turkey last year. I want to thank my team for the great work. It’s one step before the world championship. The parcours...
Markus Hoelgaard: "Winning today's stage is better than second overall last year"
“I didn’t plan exactly that but that was one of the places I considered if there was an opportunity for attacking there. It was a perfect moment because the group stopped after riding flat out, so I went for it. I felt good all day and I had really good help from my team. When I got a gap, I knew it would be very difficult to catch me. I rode full gas to the finish...
A thrilling finish crowns Lutsenko
Norwegian riders made a 1-2 in the conclusive stage of the Arctic Race of Norway with Markus Hoelgaard and national champion Amund Grøndahl Jansen but the overall victory went to Alexey Lutsenko who came third on the line in Narvik and beat Warren Barguil by only one second.
Battles for time bonus and KOM
116 riders started stage 4 of the 7th Arctic Race...
Warren Barguil: "It'll be tight tomorrow"
“I have mixed feelings about my result. I put my money on Odd Christian because I knew his motivation and I saw his legs. He’s in a great shape. I said he could win and he was stronger than me indeed. I came close to him. There was no more I could do. It’s not a bad result for me. It’ll be tight tomorrow. Only one bonus sprint would be enough for Lutsenko...
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