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Friday, July 25th

Fortified by the popular success enjoyed by the first edition of the Arctic Race of Norway and the presence of more than 150,000 cycling enthusiasts along the roadsides of the North in 2013, this... Read more

Welcome to Finnmark!

Monday, July 21st

During the days of the Arctic Race in Finnmark, participants, media and visitors will notice that they are in an almost separate country. Read more

Welcome to Troms!

Monday, July 21st

And welcome to the northernmost professional cycling race in the world! Read more

Northern Norway welcomes you!

Monday, July 21st

Arctic Race 2013 was truly amazing! Photos from the race went all around the world, framed by cheering people in a fantastic landscape. Read more

Kittel candidate to challenge
Hushovd, Kristoff,...

Wednesday, July 9th

Marcel Kittel of Giant-Shimano and Norwegian sprinters are expected to contest the second Arctic Race of Norway from August 14 to 17 with an unprecedented stage finish at the North Cape even though... Read more

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The conquest of the North


Christian Prudhomme - Director of the Tour de France © A.S.O

Cycling is a sport of discovery par excellence. Having started its history onthe mountain slopes of Europe in the early 20th century, one hundred yearson it is present throughout the world.

At a time when the Tour de Francewill have the most northerly start in its history, setting out to discoverYorkshire, the second edition of the Arctic Race of Norway invites us totake another journey, none other than taking the pack to much higherlatitudes, deep inside the Arctic Circle for the most northerly rendezvousof the cycling season.
Last year, as well as the fantastic landscapes of Nordland and Troms thatthe riders discovered, it was the public's enthusiasm that really made animpact. This year, the territory of Finnmark will welcome – for the firsttime – a top-level cycling competition. The first stage will be decidedin the heart of this region, at the most northerly point ever visited in thehistory of cycling: North Cape.
Only one edition was needed for cycling to blend into the northern landscapesof Norway; the country has adopted it wholeheartedly. This yearthe punchers will have their say on the variedroutes of these territories, including ThorHushovd, race ambassador and winner ofthe event last year, but he will have to workhard to retain his title!

Christian PRUDHOMME - Director of the Tour de France

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Christian Prudhomme - Director of the Tour de France © A.S.O

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