There’s a distinct Scandinavian flavour to our line up for the Tour of Norway including local favourite, Edvald Boasson Hagen, and exciting neo-pro Rasmus Tiller all selected.
Danish star Michael Valgren, whose last outing was at Eschborn-Frankfurt, makes his return to the fold along with the hugely experienced duo of Steve Cummings and Julien Vermote.
While our other neo-pro, Gino Mader, who impressed on his debut with us at the Vuelta a San Juan but missed out for an extended period with injury, completes our line up.
The six-stage race gets underway in Stavanger on Tuesday and follows on from the exciting opening event of the Hammer series. The race takes in some of the most scenic terrain in world cycling, before drawing to a close in Hønefoss , just north-east of Oslo.
“I’m really looking forward to race the Tour of Norway now.
“I hope that my legs are going to be good now after some really intense racing in the Hammer series following a good training block. Which, hopefully is just what I needed before we hit this very exciting event.
“The support that myself and other Norwegian riders receive all over the world when we race is fantastic so to be able to ride at home is extra special for us, and something that I’m really looking forward to.” – Edvald Boasson Hagen
“I am really excited for the upcoming Tour of Norway, we have a great team selected and we will be looking to make an impact in this beautiful race.
“This is a really special event not just for the likes of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Rasmus Tiller, having the opportunity to race in front of their home fans, but also for me as a DS.
“A number of our riders selected are coming off the back of some significant training blocks, with their next goals for the season in sight, so it’s going to be good to see how they perform.” – Gino Van Oudenhove