Ladies Tour of Norway 2019 - Overview
The 2019 Ladies Tour of Norway brings the Women's WorldTour back to late-summer stage-racing held from August 22-25.
This year's race is back to a four-day event, doing away with the single-day, separated team time trial, and will instead be four road stages. The opening stage will be 128km from Åsgårdstrand to Horten, the second stage is 131km from Mysen to Askim, the third stage is 125km from Moss to Halden, and the finale stage 4 is 154km from Svinesund to Halden.
In the 2018 edition of the three-day Ladies Tour of Norway, Marianne Vos (then WaowDeals), in what was a stunning performance, won all three stages to successfully defend her overall title ahead of Emilia Fahlin and Coryn Rivera.
Scandinavian race organisers have unveiled a new ten-stage event that they believe will be the hardest race on the women’s calendar. The new race will be known as the Battle of the North and will make its debut in 2021.
The race is the combined efforts of the organisers of the Ladies Tour of Norway and the Vårgårda West Sweden, along with the Danish Cycling Federation. The new event will replace the Norwegian and Swedish races, which come back-to-back in August on the current WorldTour calendar, and it will be ridden over 10 stages and 11 days.
2019 Ladies Tour of Norway:
Stage 1: August 22 - Åsgårdstrand to Horten, 128km
Stage 2: August 23 - Mysen to Askim, 131km
Stage 3: August 24 - Moss to Halden (Fredriksten fortress), 125km
Stage 4: August 25 - Svinesund to Halden, 154km