Stage 1, Halden – Sarpsborg, 138,1 km
On the familiar roads where it all started with the LToN in the bordercity of Halden. Not the biggest climbs and with a well known finish in Sarpsborg where there will be three final laps. May be set up for a bunch sprint in a slightly uphill finish.
Also a stage where attackers can make their day if the peloton lets them get enough advantage.
Video graphic – 1. stage:
Stage 2, Askim – Mysen, 141,6 km
Back and fourth on undulating roads in the inner parts of the region Østfold. Mysen has hosted the race before and a lot of the riders know the finish, also here slightly uphill.
The riders will cross Norway’s largest river Glomma twice at the spectacular power stations at Vamma and Solbergfoss, the last one used also two years ago in two directions.
The terrain is undulating and may be more difficult than you can read out of the map. And with a climb in the final lap there will for sure be attacks this day.
Video graphic – 2. stage:
Stage 3, Drammen – Norefjell, 151,3 km
An historical day for LToN taking on the first real mountain top finish. From Noresund 10 km straight up to the finish at Norefjell Ski & Spa, one of northern Europes biggest skiing hotels.
The stage has a total climb of 2.746 meters, but most of the elevation comes in the last 10 km when the peloton climbs with nearly 10% average to 800 meters above see level.
This is for sure the stage that will make a difference between the riders and it’s the ”Queen-stage” of the race.
From the start in Drammen it’s quite flat until the final climb. The riders will pass the small city of Simostranda, home to the ”King of Biathlon” Ole Einar Bjørndalen. There is a staty of him close to the road.
Video graphic – 3. stage:
Stage 4, Drøbak – Halden, 150,4 km
The final is more like the traditional LToN again, taking on some of the same roads as for stage 2. The start is in Drøbak, a costal town by the Oslo fjord. Following some small and twisty roads through the landscape of Østfold and again passing the river Glomma by the power station at Vamma.
The race will finish with three shorter laps in the center of Halden. This has often come down to a sprint from a selected group, with Marianne Vos winning last time when she won 3 out of 4 stages and of course also the overall. Lorena Wiebes won the first stage in 2019.
Video graphic – 4. stage:
Thursday August 12th: 14:40 – 18:05
Friday August 13th: 14:20 – 18:05
Saturday August 14th: 13:30 – 18:05
Sunday August 15th: 12:20 – 15:30
TV-times (in Norway TV2) :
Thursday August 12th: 16:30 – 18:25
Friday August 13th: 16:30 – 18:25
Saturday August 14th: 16:00 – 18:20
Sunday August 15th: 14:00 – 15:55
You will find maps of the stages here:
1. etappe: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35411893
2. etappe: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34802494
3. etappe: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35429935
4. etappe: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34766886
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