After some consideration we have together with UCI decided to organize the Team Time Trial as a single day race (UCI 1.WWT). This TTT will be followed by the stage race of 3 stages (UCI 2.WWT).
– We believe this change will be good for both races. We are sure that the road stage race will be more open and aggressive with this set up, which is important for the development and promotion of the women cycling in it selves, says Race Director Roy Moberg. All stages will be covered live on TV/stream both in Norway, Europe (EBU) and North America.
The Team Time Trial 1.WWT race will be held in a great atmosphere, the route passes through a lot of beautiful lakes down to the center of Halden, and the last 2k will be a climb upon to the finish arena at Fredriksten Fortress in Halden. A spectacular route combining high speed with a quite challenging final.
The general sponsor for the TTT will be one of the biggest Norwegian Salmon exporters, Lerøy, and the winning team will be awarded with a “Salmon Awarded Prize”. The team, staff included, will get fresh Norwegian salmon delivered at a location of choice within Europe!
The complete race program for 2018 edition of Ladies Tour of Norway:
Thursday 16th. of August : Separate 1.WWT Team Time Trial
Friday 17th. of August : 1. Stage, 2.WWT, Road Race
Saturday 18th. of August : 2. Stage, 2.WWT, Road Race
Sunday 19th. of August : 3. Stage, 2.WWT, Road Race