EQUINOR - Main partner
Equinor in brief
Equinor is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries worldwide, including several of the world’s most important oil and gas provinces. Founded in 1972 under the name Den Norske Stats Oljeselskap AS - Statoil (the Norwegian State Oil company), we changed our name to Equinor in 2018. Our headquarters are in Stavanger, Norway, and we have over 20,000 employees.
We are the leading operator on the Norwegian continental shelf and have substantial international activities. We are engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas, as well as wind and solar power. We sell crude oil and are a major supplier of natural gas, with activities in processing, refining, and trading. Our activities are managed through eight business areas, staffs and support divisions, and we have operations in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and Norway.
SPAREBANK - Official partner
For Northern Norway
Northern Norway is the region of opportunity and is enjoying high economic growth based on the advantages that nature has given us. As the region's bank, owned mostly by the North Norwegian society, we want to contribute actively to the development of Northern Norway. Both as a bank for people and businesses, and through our social engagement and support for the region's cultural life, teams and associations.
Sports and culture are at the core of our social engagement and help to generate activities and diversity. It is therefore good to see that great ideas can grow into huge public celebrations and cooperation across county boundaries. The Arctic Race of Norway is a good example of this, and we are proud to have been a team member since the very start.
As an official partner and sponsor of the green point's jersey, we want to help ensure that the Arctic Race of Norway becomes a celebration of cycling for the entire family. Since 2013, over 10,000 children have taken part in the SNN Mini Arctic Race. This year we aim to repeat the success with bike races for children in Kirkenes, Kjøllefjord, Hammerfest and Alta.
HYUNDAI - Official partner
Hyundai Motor Norway is proud to be the official vehicle supplier to the world’s most spectacular bicycle race, The Arctic Race of Norway. Hyundai is continuously working to reduce the impact motor vehicles have on our surroundings, the environment, and is a proud pioneer of future technologies; fully electric vehicles, fuel cell electrical vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Pioneering the industry, Hyundai is now launching its second large scale production fuel cell electric vehicle, the NEXO, with the only emission being clean water. Hyundai's environmental car concept, the IONIQ, has already become one of the benchmarks for efficiency, and the brand new KONA electric is the first fully electric compact SUV on the market, sporting an astonishing 482 kilometers of pollution free range on a single charge. All of this is just the start of an Evolution, which will see 60 percent of our European lineup
VEIDEKKE Official partner - Most active rider partner
This is Veidekke
Veidekke is one of Scandinavia’s largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. In 2017 Veidekke had revenue of NOK 32 billion and 8,000 employees. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and a large proportion of the employees are shareholders in the company.
The company is organised into three business areas: Construction, Property Development and Industrial, with strong intra-group synergies. Veidekke is a specialised, competence-based company that carries out projects in collaborative interaction with its customers and suppliers. This participative approach helps ensure good solutions and results, good, safe operations, and continuous learning and improvement, as well as fostering loyalty and commitment.
Our most valuable resource is our employees and their expertise, and we therefore attach importance to targeted skills development and recruitment of new staff. Multi-local strength is generated through our widespread presence in Scandinavia. Veidekke has strong local roots and proximity to customers, at the same time as we have both the size and the expertise to be able to undertake large, complex projects all over Scandinavia.
LAKS ER VIKTIG FOR NORGE - Official partner
International stars in Arctic regions
The Norwegian salmon industry creates value and provides the basis for large-scale food production both locally and nationally. Much of this activity occurs in Arctic regions – precisely the areas where the world’s top cyclists compete during the Arctic Race of Norway.
Here in the North, salmon have an optimal nurturing environment with fresh, cold water in a cool climate. These nature given conditions, together with hard-working, competent locals and world-leading technology and research groups, have created a product that is desired by fastidious consumers and chefs all over the world. In fact, 14 million meals of Norwegian salmon is served every day. This makes the salmon an international star – in a silvery leader’s jersey.
The Norwegian salmon industry is standing behind the campaign “Salmon is important for Norway”. Together, we want to show the public why salmon is important for Norway and the rest of the world. Especially, we will tell how we are continually developing and striving to become better. This is because we have in no way reached the finish line. If we do things right, aquaculture could provide an answer to the question of what we are going to live off in the future.
STATSKOG - Official partner
Statskog supports the Arctic Race of Norway – a cycle race with spirit, creatively and expertly organized in the incredible surroundings. It’s a folk festival that temptingly presents the splendid Northern Norwegian outdoors, for Norwegians and for TV viewers round the world. Statskog and the Arctic Race of Norway bring the outdoors to you.
We will contribute to communities where we have activities and properties. Statskog managers much of the community properties of Norway in the northern part of the country. The Arctic Race of Norway enhances Northern Norway and the country. Statskog is a landowner on behalf of the government of Norway. This means that we manage and develop values in 20% of the area of mainland Norway. That mission includes maintaining shared values in hunting, fishing, and outdoor life as well as further developing communal interests in forestry and property. Statskog is the guarantor for hunting, fishing, and outdoor life being available for everyone. We are proud to be a collaborative partner of the Arctic Race of Norway.
BYGGMAKKER - Official fan
Byggmakker is one of the leading building supply chains with 65 outlets throughout the country and with a turnover of near 6 billion NOK. We have the vision to build the country in a sustainable way and know that whoever has good knowledge make better choices.
Byggmakker shall therefore help people to build smarter and provide our customers with everything they need right where they want. We support the Arctic Race and also organize our own activities linked to the event. This is a great opportunity to build company culture among our employees and strengthen our relationship with our professional customers.
SCANDIC - Official fan
Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of close to 280 hotels across six countries.
Every day, our 16,000 team members work with one single goal in mind: to create great hotel experiences that make our guests want to come back.
TELENOR NORVEGE - Official fan
Telenor Norway is Norway’s largest digital service provider in the field of telecommunications and data services. We spend every day working at the forefront of the digitalisation of Norway. Our 3,900 employees are based at our 24 offices across Norway, and we are part of the Telenor Group, which operates in 13 countries. Our services and products help to improve productivity and provide access to all digital content. Our security and preparedness organisation works around the clock to keep our customers safe, and we are particularly focused on our social responsibility to provide security and safety for children and young people online. Our head office is located at Fornebu in Bærum. Read more about Telenor Norway at www.telenor.com
HELI-TEAM - Official supplier
Heli-Team is the leading inland helicopter company in Northern Norway, with their main base in Harstad. Our vision, “We Lift Northern Norway”, indicates that we are supporting the development of the society in our area, and also that our customers benefit by using a local expert that knows the environment, extreme weather conditions and is able to solve demanding missions in the Arctic area. We have been in business since 1988, celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, and have been airborne for more than 58,000 hours! Heli-Team offers their services both to businesses as well as private customers. Our biggest clients are those in the energy and telecom sector. We have built most transmissions lines in Norway’s three northernmost counties in the last 30 year. Heli-Team possess world leading technology and knowledge to deliver the most demanding operations under difficult conditions.
We look forward to have you on board!
SAS - Official supplier
We are travelers
SAS makes life easier for people who travel frequently to, from, and within Scandinavia by offering smooth, attractively priced flights for those traveling on business and those traveling privately. We continually develop our services to provide all our travelers with a positive travel experience. Aviation is a vital part of Scandinavian infrastructure. We maintain the highest frequency of departures to and from Scandinavia and connect smaller regional airports with larger hubs. As part of Star Alliance, we fly our customers to 1,300 destinations worldwide.
We are Scandinavian by name and nature and our operational priorities are: Safety – Punctuality – Care
MESTA - Official supplier
Providing road safety services
Mesta is the biggest contractor within road maintenance in Norway – a vital part of Norwegian transport. Every single day we work hard to keep roads, bridges, tunnels and railways open and safe for traffic. Other business areas include securing of mountainsides against rock slides, maintenance of bridges and docks, installation of guard rails and construction work. Mesta also takes care of electrotechnical installations for roads and tunnels and provides maintenance.
MAVIC - Official supplier - Providing assistance during the race
Official supplier Providing assistance during the race Mavic, your trusted partner for 129 years. Mavic, a French manufacturer of wheel systems, rims, pedals and computers for cycling, was founded in 1889 in Lyon. Mavic develops and manufactures a range of technical and innovative equipment for sports cyclists, from beginners to professional riders. Mavic is also accompanies you at the biggest sports events with its yellow and black technical assistance. Discover all the details on mavic.com and on the official Facebook page, YouTube and Mavic on Vimeo video channels.
HERTZ - Official supplier
We are proud to join the team during the Arctic Race. We think it’s fun to be involved in large and small deliveries to all possible projects. With us you can rent everything from passenger cars, 9 and 16 seat minibuses, and up to 35m3 large trucks. Hertz has been a car rental company in Norway for over 50 years. In Norway, we have more than 150 standard rental locations with good distribution throughout the country. With all 24-hour pick up points, we have close to 800 access points for car hire in Norway. This year, Hertz celebrates 100 years as a car rental company. With over 11,000 rental locations worldwide, we are the world’s largest car hire company. With us, you can book a car easily online – whether you need a rental car for a few hours, days, over the weekend or over several months.
Hurtigruten - Official supplier
Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel and world’s largest expedition cruise company. In Norway, the company is best known for the legendary Bergen – Kirkenes coastal route, with daily departures and 11 custom built ships calling at 34 ports along the coast. But Hurtigruten’s growing fleet of expedition cruise ships also explores waters of Antarctica, South America and Caribbean, to Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and the famed North West Passage. In 2018, Hurtigruten’s ships and guests will visit more than 200 destinations in 30 countries. Sustainability is the core of every detail of the Hurtigruten operation. Celebrating 125th anniversary, Hurtigruten is introducing the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ships, converts large parts of the fleet to LNG-battery power hybrids and will be the first cruise line to ban single-use plastic.
Read more at hurtigruten.com
ARMÉE NORVÉGIENNE - Institutionnal partner
The Norwegian Army is proud to be a part of the regional joint venture called the Arctic Race of Norway. Defence is not only about arms. It is also about people coming together in peaceful coexistence. Benevolent exchanges of ideas and culture foster understanding and friendship between peoples. Once again the race runs through some of our most scenic landscapes. It is a mix of deep valleys and narrow fjords, surrounded by sharp peaks and friendly communities – all above the Arctic Circle. Professional cycling and professional soldering have much in common. It takes discipline, dedication and endurance to make it. Soldiers, as athletes, are individuals, who strive to excel in their field of expertise. That is why we are proud to show you the land that we train so hard to defend. Athletes, support crews, media, spectators and other officials of the Arctic Race of Norway, today you are all welcome here as our guests in the North. For all that we have and all that we are!
TV2 - Host broadcaster
TV 2 is Norway’s biggest commercial broadcaster, founded in 1992 when the Norwegian government first allowed national commercial TV. The TV 2 Group transmits on one main channel, as well as a number of niche channels. Among those is TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, which has broadcast news 24 hours a day since 2007. That same year, TV 2 also acquired its own sports channel, TV 2 Sportskanalen. Since then TV 2 has expanded the Sport focus to three HD channels solely broadcasting English Premier League. These niche channels complement TV 2 Zebra that has broadcast entertainment and serials to the Norwegian youth since 2005. TV 2 launched its latest addition to the family in 2010: TV 2 Livsstil with light entertainment, docusoaps and movies. TV 2 is no longer just a TV station, but a media group bringing out contents on multiple platforms. TV 2 started broadcasting Tour de France live in 2003, and the event has since become a success on TV 2.
NORDLYS/AMEDIA - Official media partner
It is with great pleasure that Nordlys and Amedia has signed a 3-year media deal with Arctic Race of Norway.
Nordlys is Northern Norway’s largest media company with headquarters in Tromsø. Mediehuset is part of media group Amedia.
Nordlys.no North Norway’s most read media channel, and coverage area extends from Lofoten in the south to the far northeast of Finnmark.
Nordlys also publishes the region’s most widely read newspaper six days a week.
Nordlys grows vigorously on all digital platforms and has a total of 106,000 readers daily. Northern Lights has great ambitions for growth and will continue to lead the market as the digital northern Norwegian lighthouse.
BUFETAT - Social partner
We color the race in purple!
Purple t-shirts and balloons will be visible as Bufetat, region north continue working on promoting and recruiting foster homes.
Before last years race Bufetat, region north came together with Arctic Race of Norway as a Charity partner. Through this partnership, we want to honor foster families, increase knowledge about the needs in the region and recruit more foster homes. In addition, we wish to draw attention to the importance of being able to provide foster children positive interests and experiences, where they get the opportunity to experience success. This partnership builds on ARN’s vision of being ”more than just a bike race.”
Last year we were visible along all the stages with our purple t-shirts and balloons. This, along with wellmanned stands and other activities, gave results. After the race we saw that the number of inquiries from people who wanted to become foster parents increased by 213 percent the week after the northern Norwegian bike festival. With lessons learned from last year still fresh in memory, we will continue the success and hope to pique the interest of even more potential foster families this year.
About Bufetat, region north
The Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat) is responsible for matters relating to statefunded child welfare services, family counselling and adoption. Bufetat is divided into five regions and an overall executive body, called the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir). Regional Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Northern Norway is responsible of covering the counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.
About our foster children
The need all foster children have in common is to have grown-ups in their lives that can offer them security, care and love in their upbringing. Diversity in the foster children calls for a diverse amount and provision of foster homes. What all foster homes have in common is that they consist of parents with good parenting skills and extra energy for the children. In Northern Norway roughly 1250 children and youths live in foster homes. Every child needs a supporting family that can assist them in reaching their full potential. A good upbringing lasts a life time!