Team selections, seven UCI World Teams to start

June 19 th 2021 - 10:10

Key points:

  • The 8th edition of the northermost bicycle race in the world will be held from 5 to 8 August.
  • A total of 18 UCI WorldTeams (7) and UCI ProTeams (9) have been selected, see the details below.
  • For the first time, the Arctic Race of Norway will venture outside Norway, with the finish to stage two taking place in the town of Kilpisjärvi in Finland.
  • The first two days will offer the sprinters the opportunity to show their prowess. The general classification will then be decided over the course of the weekend stages, with a summit finish in Målselv on Saturday and a climb to the line in Harstad on Sunday.

The victory of the Arctic Race of Norway promises to be a hard-fought one, with 11 teams present at the Tour de France: AG2R Citroën Team, Astana-Premier Tech, Bora-Hansgrohe, Cofidis, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Israel Start-Up Nation, Team Qhubeka Assos, Alpecin-Fenix, B&B Hotels p/b KTM, Team Arkea-Samsic and Total Energies.

But also outsiders ready to create a surprise: Bingoal Pauwels Sauce WB, Burgos-BH, Delko, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Sport Vlaanderen Baloise.

Not forgetting the two Norwegian teams Uno-X Pro Cycling Team and Team Coop who will be keen to perform on their home territory.

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