Tour of Norway
The Tour of Norway is a road bicycle race held annually in Norway. It is considered as a successor to the stage race Ringerike GP, which is now a one-day race. It was started in 2011 as a result of the heightened interest in cycling in Norway, mainly due to good results of professional cyclists Thor Hushovd and Edvald Boasson Hagen. The race is ranked 2.HC on the UCI Europe Tour, and will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020.
|Organiser||Cycling Event Norway AS|
|Editions||9 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Wilco Kelderman (NED)|
|Most wins||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) (3 wins)|
|Most recent||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)|
From the 2019 season the race merged with Tour des Fjords to form a new six day stage race that will cover all of the southern counties of Norway; the race had previously only been held in Eastern Norway. The first edition of the new race was held from May 28th until June 2nd 2019.