Arctic Race of Norway to include new mountain finish in 2019
Nov 14 2018 03:56 am CET

Arctic Race of Norway to include new mountain finish in 2019
Arctic Race of Norway to include new mountain finish in 2019
Arctic Race of Norway (c)ARN/Pauline BALLET

The route of the Arctic Race of Norway has been presented and will feature an all-new mountaintop finish at Storheia Summit.

The Norwegian race will be held between the 15th and the 18th of August of 2019 and for the second time in its seven editions, it will take place on the Lofoten Islands, which are known for the scenery that mixes the mountain and the sea.

The two first stages of the race will be suitable for a fast finish, while the third one will take the riders to the island of Vesteralen and will feature three ascents and has a climbing finish that reminds to those of the Vuelta a España, with a view that many could link to the one of the Mont Ventoux.

The Arctic Race of Norway will return to the mainland for the final stage that will include six climbs and that is largely the same where Dylan Teuns took the victory at the 2017 edition of the race.

"This 7th edition of the Arctic Race of Norway will again be spectacular and undecided just until the last day in Narvik," said former World Champion and race ambassador Thor Hushovd. "The first two stages will be an open-air show.

"In 2013 when I won stage 2 at Svolvær, I rode the most beautiful stage of my career on that day. The finishes at Storheia Summit, the 'Mont Ventoux' of the Vesterålen Islands and at Narvik will certainly be won by the strongest riders."
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