Women’s road race is back with the inaugural event of the Scandinavian Tour about to begin on the 9th of August. Here is all you need to know about the Tour Of Scandinavia 2022.
Originally named as the Battle of the North, The Tour of Scandinavia has replaced the Ladies Tour of Norway. This race will consist of six stages starting from Copenhagen, Denmark. After the end of almost a week-long intense racing, it will finish in Halden, Norway on the 14th of August.
Defending Champion: Annemiek van Vleuten
Many big names of the women’s peloton have signed up for the 2022 Tour Of Scandinavia, aiming to win the first-ever Scandinavia crown. However, Annemiek van Vleuten, the winner of both the Ro d’Italia Donne and Tour de France Femmes, has withdrawn from the race.
With van Vleuten not in the mix, Demi Vollering is the rider with the most eyes on. Vollering, part of Team SD Worx, has placed second in the recently finished Tour de France. Thanks to her stellar form, the 25-year-old Dutch Cyclist has arrived in Copenhagen as the hot favorite.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is another cyclist coming into the Tour of Scandinavia as a potential winner to take the inaugural Scandinavian title. Ludwig’s win in the third stage of Femmes will boost her confidence to win in the Scandinavia Tour.
The Spanish team, Movie-star, has brought Sarah Gigante in the place of their biggest star, Annemiek van Vleuten. Gigante has built her reputation as a splendid climber. Her expertise in climbing will make a huge impact if she manages to get past the sprint stages with success.
When is the Tour Of Scandinavia 2022?
Tour Of Scandinavia 2022 is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, the 9th of August. The 6-day-long racing tour will conclude following the most prolonged and final stage of the race on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
Tour Of Scandinavia 2022: Stages and schedule
|1||Tuesday, August 9|
|2||Wednesday, August 10|
|3||Thursday, August 11|
|4||Friday, August 12|
|5||Saturday, August 13|
|6||Sunday, August 14|
Tour Of Scandinavia 2022 Course: Routes and Distances:
The kickoff point of the Tour of Scandinavia, Copenhagen, is set to be the first Danish city to host the Women’s World Tour race. Six days after the opening stage of the tour, the women’s peloton will end the race in Halden, Norway.
Along the way, the riders will cycle through the Swedish coast before reaching the tracks in Norway for stage 3. In stages 4 and 5, the peloton will travel in the hilly terrain of Askin- Mysen and the shores of Vikersund to Norefjell before finally starting the crucial stage 6 in Lillestrøm.
The Tour Of Scandinavia 2022 routes and distances are as follows:
|1||Copenhagen – Helsingør||145.6 km|
|2||Mollösund – Strömstad||153.8 km|
|3||Moss – Sarpsborg||119 km|
|4||Askin – Mysen||119 km|
|5||Vikersund – Norefjell||127.4 km|
|6||Lillestrøm – Halden||154.3 km|
How to watch the Tour Of Scandinavia 2022?
Eurosport will cover the whole event broadcasting every stage live starting from the 9th of August at 03:15 pm GMT.
Similar to Eurosport, GCN has the right of telecasting the 2022 Tour Of Scandinavia. Fans of the women’s peloton can enjoy the action unfold through this cycling-related YouTube channel.
For the Scandinavian regions, television channels like TV2(Norway), 6 Eren (Denmark), and Kanal 9 (Sweden) will broadcast the race live.
Tour Of Scandinavia 2022: Teams
20 teams have fielded a total of 180 participants.
- FDJ – SUEZ – Futuroscope
- Team Jumbo-Visma
- Trek – Segafredo
- Team BikeExchange – Jayco
- Movistar Team
- Liv Racing Xstra
- UAE Team ADQ
- Canyon//SRAM Racing
- Team DSM
- Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
- Team SD Worx
- Valcar – Travel & Service
- Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad
- Parkhotel Valkenburg
- Team Coop – Hitec Products
- Le Col – Wahoo
- AG Insurance – NXTG Team