The Women’s WorldTour Race known as the Battle of the North has now been renamed the “Tour of Scandinavia”. Other than that, a few more details have emerged about the event which will take place between August 9th and 14th.
The Tour of Scandinavia is going to be a six-stage event, and this is a continuation of the long-running Ladies Tour of Norway. We will be experiencing the different stages split across Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. This event was originally announced in 2019 as Battle of the North but now the name has been changed because of the global events.
Race Director Roy Moberg stated:
We have spent several years building the brand ‘Battle of The North’, and significant resources have been invested in advance of the launch. But we do not want to use a name that can be linked to war as the world now appears.
In respect with everyone who suffers as a result of the terrible war in Ukraine, we … brand the riding concept as ‘Tour of Scandinavia’ and tone down the use of the name Battle of The North.
Originally, this event was pitched as a 10-days event, but will now have six stages. The race will start in Copenhagen, Denmark, and end in Halden, Norway. The total distance of the race event will be 958km and will also be aired so that everyone can watch and enjoy the event from the comfort of their homes.
The opening stage of the event will be very important as it will be the first Women’s WorldTour race to be held in Denmark. The queen stage will happen on stage 5 of the event and the finish line will be placed at Norefjell.
It looks like this year, we will be seeing a lot of women-dedicated events, Giro Donne and the Tour de France Femmes in the summer and then the Tour of Scandinavia in August.
Tour of Scandinavia 2022 Route
- Stage 1: Copenhagen – Helsinger (Denmark)
- Stage 2: Orust – Strömstad (Sweden)
- Stage 3: Moss – Sarpsborg (Norway)
- Stage 4: Askim – Mysen (Norway)
- Stage 5: Vikersund – Norefjell (Norway)
- Stage 6: Lillestrom – Halden (Norway)
There you have it, this is the entire schedule of the Tour of Scandinavia 2022.
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