CYCLING Preview: A three-peat in the works for Vos at the Ladies Tour of Norway?

Dutch cycling star Marianne Vos

The sixth edition of the Ladies Tour of Norway starts on Thursday and continues through Sunday with four hilly stages with one major climb on stage one, up the Haneklieva on the way from Asgardstrand to Horten.

The field is pretty good and include three prior medalists:

● Marianne Vos (NED) ~ Winner in 2017-18; bronze in 2014
● Kasia Niewiadoma (POL) ~ Third in 2014
Coryn Rivera (USA) ~ Third in 2018

The race will also pit last week’s sprint finishers at the Vargarda WestSweden road race, where Marta Bastianelli (ITA) edged Vos at the tape. It’s the first time in this race for the Italian; also look for sprinters – especially on the flat third stage – like Chloe Hosking (AUS), Dane Amalie Dideriksen and Canadian Leah Kirchmann.

Vos has been on fire for the last month, finishing second in the Dutch national road race championship, 20th in the Giro Rosa (with four stage wins!), winning the La Course by Le Tour de France and sixth at the Prudential RideLondon Classique before just missing the win in Vargarda last week.

Look for results here.