Egan Bernal is participating in Tour of Norway 2023.

Photo: Szymon Gruchalski

Egan Bernal is participating in Tour of Norway 2023.

With 3 days left until the start of Tour of Norway 2023 on May 26th in Bergen, the preliminary start list is ready. The riders will battle through a prologue and three stages, offering opportunities for both time trial specialists, punchers, and sprinters, before crossing the finish line in Stavanger on Monday, May 29th.

Once again, Tour of Norway presents a world-class field of cyclists.

Former Tour de France winner, Egan Bernal, is competing in this year's Tour of Norway. Bernal will get strong support from the INEOS Grenadiers team, with riders like Lucas Plapp and Norwegian-American Magnus Sheffield.

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team brings a strong squad led by Alexander Kristoff and Tobias Halland Johannesen. There are high expectations for the Norwegian riders, as Kristoff won the final stage last year, while Halland Johannesen was the challenger to last year's winner, Remco Evenepoel.

Odd Christian Eiking from Bergen aims to shine on home ground in Bergen. He will be accompanied by the Danish rider Michael Valgreen on the EF Education-Easypost team. Valgreen was third in the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders.

Markus Hoelgaard returns to the starting line to improve his fourth-place from 2021. He will be joined by Jasper Stuyven, who has previously won Milano-SanRemo.

Among the Norwegian riders who will do their best to achieve results on home soil are the promising talent Johannes Staune-Mittet (Team Jumbo-Visma), Carl Fredrik Hagen (Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team), as well as Kristian Aasvold and August Jensen (Human Powered Health).

Other notable names include Mike Teunissen (Intermarché - Circus - Wanty), Danish champion Alexander Kamp (Tudor Pro Cycling Team), Marco Haller, and Ide Schelling (BORA - hansgrohe).

See the whole list here.