The „orange squad” kicks off Norwegian week with Tour of Norway (2.HC, 16th-20th May). It will be followed by another stage event, Tour des Fjords.
Tour of Norway is 2.HC race which means, that the quality of lineup will be top notch. CCC Sprandi Polkowice have named 6-man team with fast Alan Banaszek and Jonas Koch, who will aim general classification and has proven in the past that can race on hilly, Scandinavian roads.
Even though those climbs don’t favor pure climbers like Michal Schlegel, young rider should be valuable support to the German. Frantisek Sisr, Paweł Bernas and Adrian Kurek are expected to protect their leaders and get into the key breakaways, earlier in the stages.
Tour of Norway
16 May, Stage 1 – Svelvik – Horten (186km)
17 May, Stage 2 – Hønefoss – Asker (169km)
18 May, Stage 3 – Moss – Sarpsborg (175km)
19 May, Stage 4 – Kongsvinger – Brumunddal (218km)
20 May, Stage 5 – Moelv – Lillehammer (154km)
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice to Tour of Norway (May 16th -20th, 2.HC): Jonas Koch, Michal Schlegel, Paweł Bernas, Frantisek Sisr, Alan Banaszek, Adrian Kurek