Battle of the North

women|Start: 9 August|Finish: 14 August

Team DSM coach Huub Duijn: “The Tour of Norway has been lengthened with the exciting new addition of two extra stages in Denmark and Sweden, and we’re looking forward to seeing more great crowds in the region. The race itself has a bit of everything. There are pure sprint stages, lumpy days where the breakaway has a good chance, as well as a mountaintop finish on day five. Every day we will make a plan together to see how the race might play out and what our best options are for day results. Next to that, it is also a good race to continue developing our group in this six-day stage race.”