– This years race is still mainly using the old region of Østfold, but the third stage will give the riders a real challenge: The 10 km long climb to Norefjell ski resort, says race director Roy Moberg.
Since last summer we’ve been working on designing this years stages and we are proud of being able to present both new and established host cities for this years only World Tour-race in Norway. We are in tough times for sport and culture events, therefore we are very happy to still be an attractive partner for the cities chosen this time.
– Halden is in many ways the home city for LToN and it’s still a central part of the race who is also involving the resorts of Sarpsborg, Askim, Mysen, Drammen, Norefjell and Drøbak as start- and finishing locations. The main plan is a 4-days event between 12. – 15. August, says Moberg.
– Vi are aiming to get a good mix of continuity and news both regarding places and design of the stages. Continuity is important for creating good traditions and ownership to our race, but we also want to develop and not be ”used up”, therefore it’s important to establish new relations and stages in new areas around our country, says Moberg.
– There is a lot of work and a lot of different options to consider to design exciting and different stages, says tecnhical director Anders Eia Linnestad.
– This year we can offer stages both for the sprinters, breakaway-riders and climbers. It’s something for everybody. We’re going to see a clearer drama through the stage race concerning which riders are going for stage wins and the jerseys compared to earlier years. This is some of the development we want to stay as one of the worlds most attractive stage races also in the future, says Linnestad.
– It’s kind of a puzzle to plan all details for the different stages. I want to highlight the host cities for their will and effort to actively contribute in the planning och also for giving us access to all of their resources. We have a very good cooperation with all our hos cities and we are really looking forward to show them and their beautiful nature on the different stages in mid-August, says Linnestad.
– Ladies Tour of Norway is held for the 7th time and we promise that more or less all the best riders in the world will be on the start. We are proud to be able to offer a race which several of the best riders are putting into their calendar as one of the seasons hightsligts already at Winter time. This means we have succeded to create something unique that riders and teams are looking for, adds race director Roy Moberg.
Program for the Ladies Tour of Norway 2021:
Thursday 12th. of August : Stage 1, Halden – Sarpsborg
Friday 13th. of August : Stage 2, Askim – Mysen
Saturday 14th. of August : Stage 3, Drammen – Norefjell
Sunday 15th. of August : Stage 4, Drøbak – Halden
For further information:
Anders Eia Linnestad, technincal director +47 900 68 423 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Moberg, race director +47 906 49 339 – email@example.com
Kjell Erik Kristiansen, press/media manager +47 465 42 820