Arctic Race of Norway Challenge

La course amateurs de l'Arctic Race of Norway


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Arctic Race of Norway in collaboration with Harstad Cycling Club invites you to the amateurs race of the Arctic Race of Norway : the Arctic Race of Norway Challenge!
The day before the professional cyclists ride into the city centre of Harstad, we challenge you, your friends and colleagues to participate in the Arctic Race of Norway CHALLENGE.
In this amateur race cyclists at all levels may enjoy this magnificent circuit from Harstad and around Kvæfjord.


The circuit starts in the street of Skolegata at Sama. From there the ride goes upwards (2,3 %) to Kvæfjordeidet, which is the circuit's highest point at 200 meters above sea level after 7,5 km. Then the ride goes downhill to Kvæfjord with an enjoyable descente, be-fore you reach the first pause station at Borkenes after 17km.
The journey moves on along the coast in beautiful landscapes and you reach Nupen, which is famous for its view and where the second revitaliz-ing zone is located (34 km).
From Nupen you head towards Harstad again, and after 41 km the last challenge of the ride is to be found in the hill up to Høgda (5,8%) !
The last stretch of the ride runs through beautiful Ervika. Back in Samagata the clock stops, but as last part of the ride you roll a few hundred meters down to the city centre, where the local festivities start! You will receive your prize and may watch the last stage of the Arctic Race of Norway on the giant screen that will be installed in the heart of Harstad…

Harstad Cycling Club

Le cycling club of Harstad is the official organizer of the Arctic Race of Norway Challenge 2013.
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Practical details

- When: Saturday August 10th 2013 (8am-2.30pm with flexible start 8-11am)

- Start and finish: Samagata street, Harstad

- Length: 48 kilometres

- Starting fee: 380NOK including insurance, food and beverage

- Max. participants: 1000

- Registration: Harstad-cycleklubb

Jersey wearers after the stage 4

Classifications after the stage 4


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