2022 Tour of Norway, 2.Pro - 24th to 29th May

Who will win the 2022 Tour of Norway?

  • Remco Evenepoel

    Votes: 41 70.7%
  • Tobias Halland Johannesen

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Carl Fredrik Hagen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tao Geoghen Hart

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ethan Hayter

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Esteban Chaves

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Gianluca Brambilla

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Cian Uitjdebroeks

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Other rider

    Votes: 1 1.7%

  • Total voters
    58
  • Poll closed .
Tour of Norway (24-29th May)



Website: https://tourofnorway.no/
Start list: PCS

Previous winners:
2021: Ethan Hayter
2019: Alexander Kristoff
2018: Eduard Prades
2017: Edvald Boasson Hagen
2016: Pieter Weening
2015: Jesper Hansen
2014: Maciej Paterski
2013: Edvald Boasson Hagen
2012: Edvald Boasson Hagen
2011: Wilco Kelderman

Stages
Stage 1: Bergen - Voss

Quite easy stage with a punchy climb to finish it off.


Stage 2: Ulvik-Geilo

This stage can possibly be very interesting or very dull. The terrain after Dyranut is harder than it looks and it's very exposed for wind.The weather forecast says we shall expect about 3-4 degrees over Dyranut and quite a lot of wind in direction from south/southwest, which means cross and cross/tail wind. Possibilities for echelons in the last 55 kilometers!

Stage 3: Gol - Stavsro

The queen stage! The final climb is 12 kilometers with more than 8% so here it is possible to see big GC gaps.
After the intermediate sprint at Geilo it seems to be crosswind the whole way in, meaning there might be a bit of headwind in some parts of the final climb.

Stage 4: Hovden - Kristiansand

Really long stage where there are possibilities for some crosswind, but route is likely not exposed enough for the forecasted wind strenght. Finishing with 2 laps in Kristiansand with a small hill. Should be a bunch sprint, maybe the hills can reduce the peloton a bit, but not that much.

Stage 5: Flekkefjord - Sandnes

Hard to say what to expect, but I dont think the finishing circuit is hard enough to make the peloton break. This could be one for a break. Or for Remco to attack at the climb to Oltedal and TT the last 40 kilometers to victory.

Stage 6: Stavanger - Stavanger

This one should be for the strong sprinters. Grisabakken is steep, but quite short and 7 km from the finish line so it should be possible to organize a strong chase to catch attackers.

Leader jerseys

Repsol leader jersey

The orange Repsol leader jersey will be worn by the overall leader of the race. In the 2021-edition, Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) wore the jersey from start to finish.

Coop points jersey
The dark blue Coop points jersey will be worn be the overall leader of the points classification. Last year, Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the overall points classification.

Spinn.no king of mountain jersey
The Spinn.no king of mountain jersey is the white jersey with blue polka dots. This jersey will be worn be the overall leader of the king of mountain classification. In the 2021-edition, Anthon Charming (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) won the overall king of mountain classification.

Repsol best young rider jersey
The white Repsol best young rider jersey will be worn be the best rider under 25 years in the overall classification. Last year, Mattias Skjeldmose (Trek-Segafredo) won the overall classification for rider under 25 years.
 
I'm a big fan of them planning the queen stage on the same day that the Giro has its final sprint stage.

The climbs:
Stage 1
Fossen bratte



Skjervsfossen


Voss


Stage 2
Dyranut


Stage 3
Kikut


Høgåsen


Vasstulan


Imingfjell


Gaustatoppen (until the parking lot at Stavsro 2.0 km before the end of the profile)


Stage 4
Gimlekollen


Stage 5
Oltedal


Åsveien (the climb they repeat 3 times in the final circuit): 0.8 km at 10.4%

Stage 6
Grisabakken
 
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Stage 4 is pretty darn long for a stage in a minor stagerace like this, especially considering the not quite top tier startlist. It wouldn't surprise me if an attack late in the stage sticks in case the wind is making for a hard race. But if Vernon and Hayter haven't been dropped, QS and Ineos do have the guys to control the race to the finish.

Also, regarding the poll: Uijtdebroeks. The ''j'' comes before the ''t'' not after it.

So Evenepoel vs. Hart/Plapp/Hayter vs. Chavez vs. Johannessen?
Vine and Brenner might play. If a guy like Prades has a good day, he might finish top 10 as well.

Bonus seconds available? Hayter may pick up enough of those to take GC, if so.
The race is only 6 stages. Not 60.
 
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It is my understanding that the race will only be live on the Eurosport Player. Is there a Norwegian broadcast site streaming this?
If i understand it correctly, RTBF will be streaming it on their website https://www.rtbf.be/archive/l-actu-de-nos-athletes but i don't know whether it will be geoblocked or if you can watch outside of Belgium.
It's broadcast on Norwegian Tv2 from 15:30 today. No open stream as far as I know.
 

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