Sunweb proved their strength in the team time trial winning the 2018 Ladies Tour of Norway standalone event on August 16. The world champions covered the 24.3km course in 29:53 to take the victory ahead of Mitchelton-Scott by 38 seconds and Cervelo Bigla by 1:09.
Boels Dolmans came in as the favourites after securing a third consecutive title at the PostNord Vargarda WestSweden Team Time Trial a week earlier, but only managed sixth place in Norway.
2018 Ladies Tour of Norway TTT - brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Team Sunweb Women||0:29:53|
|2||Mitchelton Scott Women||0:00:38|
|3||Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycing Team||0:01:09|
|5||Waowdeals Pro Cycling||0:01:21|
|6||Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:01:37|
|8||Team Movistar Women||0:02:22|
|9||Team Virtu Cycling||0:02:33|
|10||Lotto Soudal Ladies||0:02:52|
Ladies Tour of Norway Team Time Trial - Overview
The Team Time Trial was a new addition to the Ladies Tour of Norway. The standalone event was be held on August 16, the day before the separate three-day stage race from August 17-19. Both events are part of the Women's WorldTour, marking the 19th and 20th rounds.
The women's teams will race along a 24.3km course - starting at Kvisler farm, RV21 to Aremark and finish at Fredriksten Fortress. The course is flat at the beginning and will finish on a climb.