Tour of Norway 2023 stages are ready for you!
We are looking forward to a great race from May 26th - 29th!
Roy Hegreberg, General Manager at Tour of Norway, is please with the stage for the 2023-edition of Tour of Norway:
"We are very satisfied with this years route. We are racing in two of Norway's largest cities, starting in Bergen and finishing in Stavanger. Besides the larger cities, we also have smaller places that we know will make a great setting with beautiful fjords and high mountains, such as Hardanger and Setesdal. The variation is what makes Norway unique and gives us stages that will really test to riders".
Prologue: Bergen – Bergen, 7,4 km.
For the first time since the UCI Road World Championships in 2017, the world's best cyclists will test themselves at Fløyen!
Tour of Norway 2023 starts with a prologue in the streets of Bergen. The spectators will get the chance to see the professional riders go past one by one. The route goes via Bryggen to Sandvikstorget, back to Bryggen and ends with 3 kilometres climbing up to Fløyen.
The first rider starts at 17:30 PM, and the last cyclist finish at 20 PM. After the finish, there will be a prize ceremony, where the first leader's jerseys will be awarded.
Stage 1: Jondal – Hovden, 206,7 km.
Stage 1 takes the riders from Jondal (0 MASL) to the finish in Hovden (800 MASL).
From Jondal, the riders pass the Hardangerfjord and famous cider farms along the way. The peloton rides through Odda before the climbing begins on the road towards Røldal.
New challenges await in Røldal, when the riders make their way to Haukeli, before turning in the direction against the finish line in Hovden.
With 206,7 km. this is the longest stage in this year’s Tour of Norway and is one of the longest stages in the history of the race.
Stage 2: Valle – Stavanger, 172,5 km.
Stage 2 starts in beautiful surroundings in Valle.
After the start in Valle, the riders face a brutal climb up to the top of Suleskard and the descent to Sirdal.
The peloton continues to Byrkjedal and into the points sprints in Dirdal before new challenges await at the climb to Seldal.
From the top of the climb in Seldal, the peloton enters an easier terrain towards Stavanger before the stage winner will be found at the top of Ullandhaug.
Stage 3: Stavanger – Stavanger, 151 km.
Tour of Norway 2023 will once again finish with the traditional stage in Stavanger.
The stage starts and ends at Torget in Stavanger and will once again host the final attacks and challenges in the battle for the overall victory. Last year, the Norwegian favorite, Alexander Kristoff, won the final stage to Stavanger after a superb sprint victory.
The general classification and the final stage of Tour of Norway 2022 will be decided on the last laps around Stavanger, where the riders will challenge “Grisebakken”. This year, an extra hill is added to local laps, which can open the fight for the overall victory.