CYCLING Preview: Vos looking to repeat in Ladies Tour of Norway

The sixth Ladies Tour of Norway is ready for its three-stage run from Friday through Sunday, with three previous champions in the field, including defending champion Marianne Vos (NED), who just won the Vargarda road race in Sweden. The stages:

  • Stage 1: 17 August Rakkestad to Mysen (127.7 km)
  • Stage 2: 18 August Fredrikstad to Sarpsborg (127.7 km)
  • Stage 3: 19 August Svinesund to Halden (154.0 km)

All three courses are fairly flat, although the final stage has some hills along the way. Along with Vos in 2017, the prior winners who are returning are American Megan Guarnier (who won in 2015) and Lucinda Brand (NED: 2016).

A Team Time Trial was held on 16 August, with Team Sunweb winning in 29:53 over the 24.3 km course. Mitchelton-Scott was second (30:31) and Cervelo-Bigla Pro Cycling third (31:02).

Look for results here.