The 2024 Arctic Race of Norway has shifted dates for the late-summer ProSeries race to August 4-7, with organisers ASO shifting the beginning of the four-day tournament simply in the future following the boys’s street race on the Paris Olympic Video games.
Recognised as the arena’s maximum northern street race, the Arctic Race of Norway now has a mid-week end moderately than a standard Sunday finale. The unique dates have been August 8-11, and now place the race in its earliest August calendar slot throughout an 11-year historical past. Final yr’s version of the Norwegian ProSeries level race was once held within the 3rd week of August, the total gained via Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech).
The trade was once made via organisers “because of a dense summer time biking season and a want to harmonise the calendar”, in step with an legitimate commentary.
The Arctic Race of Norway has been amongst a cluster of races, like Vuelta a Burgos, Excursion du Limousin-Périgord and Excursion of Denmark, that function tune-ups for the Vuelta a España, which starts August 17.
The date trade nonetheless has the Norwegian race overlapping dates with Vuelta a Burgos, however has opened days between the begins of the 2 different races, Limousin beginning August 13 and Denmark August 14.
All 4 levels throughout Norway this yr are situated above the Arctic Circle, within the north-central phase of the rustic, with Bodø website hosting the whole get started and total end. Bodø hosted the hole level of the inaugural tournament in 2013, a yr that still noticed all 4 levels above the Arctic Circle.
There have been no adjustments made to the routes, with the race beginning with 151.4km between Bodø to Rognan. Of 3 categorized climbs, the 8.6km ascent at Ljøsenhammeren with 20km to the end would possibly disrupt any probabilities of a host dash end.
Gravel sections and the longest climb within the race’s historical past are a part of level 2 from Beiarn to Fauske. The summit of Beiarfjellet comes simply 15.6km into the 175.1km level, topping out at 608 metres, additionally the perfect climb within the race’s historical past. Lengthy and hilly dust roads may end up decisive, the general 30.8km with an off-road circuit over the Rødas summit (1.3km at 6.4%) into the end at Fauske.
The general two days have true mountaintop finishes, with level 3 concluding at the climb of Sulitjelma (6.5km at 6.2%). The fourth and ultimate level passes the northern coast of the Helgeland coast, which is with regards to the Svartisen glacier, and provides a punchy climb for the whole end atop Fjellveien (1.1 km at 9,2%), and it will shake up the whole standings.