CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"As for the general classification, I think that Martin Elmiger will show his strength in those two more difficult stages.”

Photo: Sirotti

IAM CYCLING

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

MARCEL WYSS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MARTIN ELMIGER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MATHIAS FRANK

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

SONDRE HOLST ENGER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

STEF CLEMENT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
09.08.2015 @ 17:54 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The third edition of the Arctic Race of Norway is ready to kick off.  Born out of the accomplishments in past Tours de France by the recently retired Thor Hushovd, the event plays on the popularity of cycling in the country, in spite of the fact that sometimes the weather conditions can be difficult.  This is a race that has always offered a great deal of suspense in all editions.  Each time, the overall rankings were decided on only the last stage, using the time bonus game at the finish line.

 

For its second participation in this event organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), IAM Cycling has selected six riders who will be likely to shine throughout the race, no matter whether the stages are reserved for sprinters, or those hillier stages that will ultimately decide the overall. Pirmin Lang has distinguished himself as the perfect teammate, and has taken all possible care to be in top form in order to help his team leaders after racing the Tour de Wallonie. 

 

“After the Swiss road race championships, I took a week off, and then after that I started to work hard in order to be on top form for the rest of my program.  I did not join the riders at the Bernina training camp.  I stayed home and slept in a tent that simulates altitude.  And since I am not a big fan of scorching heat, I resolved to train early every morning between 7:30 and 12:30. 

 

"I did some great endurance sessions, and I followed the program prepared by my coach Marcello Albasini.  This proved effective because I was able to do the work I needed to do at the Tour de Wallonie.  And the reward was there since we came away with a victory. 

 

"In Norway, my freshness should be an asset and allow me to help our guys who could win a stage and even the overall classification.  For the sprints, we will rely on Sondre Holst Enger, and we should be able to put two or three guys on the front of the pack with 500 meters to go.  As for the general classification, I think that Martin Elmiger will show his strength in those two more difficult stages.”

 

Riders

Stef Clement (Ned)

Martin Elmiger (S)

Sondre Holst Enger (Nor)

Mathias Frank (S)

Pirmin Lang (S)

Marcel Wyss (S)

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Zoltan TARJAN
36 years | today
Rick OTTEMA
30 years | today
Liisi RIST
31 years | today
Wen Lung CHIEN
33 years | today
Natalie Irene MIDTSVEEN
21 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com