2017 Ladies Tour of Norway Stage 1

I think it was at the Healthy Ageing Tour in April, where the organisers used a helicopter almost every day to make the coverage of the race a lot more professional. It was a surprise, but what I didn’t expect that helicopters have been popping up left, right and centre throughout the season, which is, I guess, is a good sign. Race organisers take the races more seriously, they have better sponsors and the spectators at home are also enjoy a much better and more professional tv program. In a post-race Whatsapp exchange with Sean, he mentioned that it was great to see how the riders were jousting for position in the last few hundred meters – which is not something that we often get to see at women’s races!

Christina Perchtold signs on

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially starts Stage 1and the race

Spectators welcome the race

The peloton rides past a small pond in the early part of Stage 1

Christina Perchtold checks the race situation behind her

The peloton speeds up after a brief lull after the intermediate sprint

Isabelle Beckers launches an attack

The peloton approaches the half-way point of Stage 1

Floortje Mackaaij gets some help after having a mechanical

Charlotte Bravard looks sideways

The peloton approaches the bottom of the main climb of Stage 1

Thea Thorsen rides up on the only categorised climb of the stage

Soraya Paladin drops back for fresh bottles

Sara Mustonen picks up a bottle from DS Carmen Small

Dani King launches an attack

Ilaria Sanguineti attacks

The peloton approaches Mysen with the helicopter in tow

The peloton rides past waving locals in Mysen

Vita Heine rolls out for the final short lap in Mysen

Malgorzata Jasinska cools down after the finish

Emilie Moberg and Susanne Andersen talk to the national TV channel

The prize of the most active rider – a lot of Norwegian salmon

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  • Simon Birdseye 19/08/2017   Reply →

    Great views – thank you Velofocus!

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