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Team Sunweb completes Tour des Fjords field

Team Sunweb completes Tour des Fjords field

When the fifth edition of Tour des Fjords starts on Wednesday next week, it will feature three teams from the top tier WorldTour. German team Sunweb who is currently leading at the Giro d’Italia is the last of 20 teams that were confirmed.

The confirmation of Sunweb’s participation comes five days before the start of the UCI 2.1 race in Balestrand on May 24. For Sunweb this will be the first participation at Tour des Fjords. Currenlty, Sunweb is showing strong performances at the Giro d’Italia with Tom Dumoulin wearing the pink leader jersey. The team has not yet confirmed which of its riders are going to compete at the Norwegian stage race.

“Sunweb wanted to do Tour des Fjords from the first day we contacted them and it is great to finally be able to confirm their participation. They are currently showing great racing at the Giro and have a broad and strong team that will be a great addition to our race. The fact that they tried hard to fit Tour des Fjords into their tight schedule confirms the race’s attractiveness amongst the teams and riders”, comments race director Roy Hegreberg who is presenting a balanced starter field containing three WorldTour teams, eight Professional Continental teams and nine Continental teams. “The fans can expect a race on a high sporting level.”

Tour des Fjords 2017 will feature 20 teams with a maxium of six riders per team. Amongst those are the WorldTour teams of Dimension Data with Edvald Boasson Hagen, LottoNL-Jumbo with Lars Boom and also Sunweb. The Norwegian national team will not be a part of this year’s race.


All 20 teams at Tour des Fjords 2017:

WorldTour:
Team Lotto NL – Jumbo (NED)
Team Dimension Data (RSA)
Team Sunweb (GER)

Professional Continental:
Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij (NED)
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA (ESP)
Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise (BEL)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (POL)
Israel Cycling Academy (ISR)
Manzana – Postobon (COL)
Verandas Willems-Crelan (BEL)
Wanty – Groupe Gobert (BEL)

Continental:
Team Coop (NOR)
Uno-X Hydrogen Development Team (NOR)
Joker Icopal (NOR)
Sparebanken Sør (NOR)
Fixit (NOR)
Team VéloCONCEPT (DEN)
Team Tre Berg – PostNord (SWE)
Riwal Platform Cycling Team (DEN)
ColoQuick – Cult (DEN)