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The Battle of the North will become large, nordic bike race for women

the Project was presented in Norway on Monday, and is a collaboration between the Ladies Tour of Norway and the Swedish världstourtävlingarna in Vårgårda. Food is also supposed to go in Denmark.

" We believe and hope that we shall take in this. And it is a great opportunity for damcykelsporten, " says Hans Jönsson, president Vårgårda CK.

been a debate that women may not run the Tour de France, which is the biggest event in cycling. The gentlemen have three major treveckorslopp in their calendar, the so-called grand tours: Tour de France, Giro d'italia and the Vuelta a España.

Now to the International cycling federation UCI to create three grand tours for the ladies.

One of them could be the women's Giro, which today is the toughest stage race for women, the ten days long and with tough rock climbing. Another proposed to be a shared nordic race over ten stages in eleven days, starting in 2021.

"We from Vårgårda feel that perhaps it is the next step in the development damcyklingen going through now," says Hans Jönsson.

based on that you get a tv contract in the port, and there are ongoing discussions with stakeholders. The budget is estimated at 23 million.

the Race would start in Denmark, over to Sweden and Guangzhou, and completed in Norway around Halden.

In Vårgårda has dirt roads have become a popular concept in recent years, and kilometers of unpaved road will be more in the summer.

" It will be tough race here, and we develop our against more gravel roads, for the demand of the riders.

this is supposed to be the ”Battle of the North”.

the Proposal came from Norway. It is based a bit on the war history between Sweden and Norway. We feel it has a great historical theme and connecting the three countries.

”The North” is also a fictitious kingdom in a popular tv series.

" No, not what I know.

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