Team time trial world champions lining up for Tour des Fjords

Photo: Szymon Gruchalski

13.02.2018

Team time trial world champions lining up for Tour des Fjords

From 22. – 24. Of May Tour des Fjords will be held along the southern coast of southern Norway. Several of the world best teams will be competing, and the fight for victory will be tough. In the upcoming weeks we will be rolling out the teams fighting for victory, and today we have the pleasure of releasing Team Dimension Data, Team Sunweb, Israel Cycling Academy and Uno-X Norwegian Development Team.

Edvald Boasson Hagens Team Dimension Data will be lining up yet again in Tour des Fjords. With stage victories in Eneco Tour, Tour de France and of course last year’s overall victory in Tour des Fjords, they will be keen to win again and willing to push on through the pain.

The South-African World Tour team was established to promote cycling in Africa and together with the non-profit organization Qhubeka, the donate bikes till those who need them.

Reigning World Champions

During the World Championship in Bergen 2017, Team Sunweb made history. As one of few teams with both men and women professional teams, the managed to win the TTT for both sexes. The team of men arriving on the southern coast have also won races and classifications such as the green jersey, the polkadot and several stages at the Tour de France, and this was after their first overall win at the Giro d’Italia. Now the men are lining up again to fight for glory in Tour des Fjords.

“Rookies”

Israel Cycling Team haven’t been around the cycling world for long, but ahead of this season the have upped the budget and will be competing with a team stronger than ever. The team have already started their season well with several top placements in both Australia and on Mallorca. Israel Cycling Team have yet to win on Norwegian soil and surely wants to do something about it!

Talent development

One of the youngest teams on the start line at this year’s Tour des Fjords will be Uno-X Norwegian Development Team. When Uno-X increased their sponsorship ahead of this season, the team went forward and handpicked leaders and riders. With experience from the top level, both Kurt Asle Arvesen and Stig Kristiansen will guide their youngsters with true hand. Eager to show off, we will most likely be seeing several of the young boys attacking the peloton.