The team will line up in Norway to take part in the fourth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway. The race gets underway in Fauske, which will be a challenging day over hilly terrain. This is followed by a good opportunity for the sprinters on day two before a testing day three with an uphill finish, which should decide the overall classification. The race then concludes with a straightforward 193km stage, that the team can focus on for a sprint finish.
“The main goal is to go for stage results instead of having overall classification ambitions in Norway,” explained coach Dirk Reuling (NED). “Stages two and four will be our best chances for a fast finish and with excellent lead-out capacities we will set up the sprint for John. On the hillier stages, we have Søren who could be able to compete on the more difficult sections and aim for a good stage result. Finally, it will be the first race for our stagiaire Max [Kanter] and his aim here is to get used to our structure and way of working, and complete the race successfully.”