Oslo - Lærdal was arranged 15 times in the period between 1986 - 2000. We have decided to bring this classic race back into the light.
One of Styrkeprøven's goals is to promote an interest for cycling in general. That is why we now want to reopen the race Oslo - Lærdal. The contest mixes the needed strength and will, as much as it promotes our spectacular Norwegian nature. In other words, an event that fits right into our portfolio. The race will be held September 1st in 2018 and will be an annual race every first weekend in September in years to come
Organized 15 times before. This is one of the most known distances in Norway and well known by Norwegian cyclists
You have to complete the race in less than 13 hours
There are three possible distances to set a Norwegian record. One of them is Oslo - Lærdal
The distance is 340 km with total climbing of 3122 meters
There are a limited number of bibs available - 200
It is expected to be an annual race every first weekend of September
There will be a limited number of start numbers for this race. Therefore you have to be fast to secure your bib. The start will be organized in groups. There will be a master start from Røa, through Bærum until the route meets E16 with Skui.
There will checkpoints on the route to Lærdal. The time limit will be set from the peloton. Riders who pass the checkpoints after these time limits will be overtaken by the broom wagon. There is option to take a seat in the broom wagon or continue to Lærdal at your own time and risk.
We are racing from Oslo to Lærdal, and will pass through valleys and over mountain passes. Our aim has been to choose the safest and most beautiful route possible. The course is impressive and mostly follows adjacent smaller roads along E16 via Leira and Filefjell to beautiful Lærdal. We have put a lot of energy in creating a route that can take us away from the E16 and show what Norwegian country road has to offer. The route goes on winding roads with hilly topography. Old parallel roads where the trees are hanging over the road and small streams are running aside.
After riding 340 km, you will have completed 3122 meters of altitude. That makes the route one of those tough classics suitable for the passionate rider.