17-18th of June 2023
560 km / 3627 m
NB! Changes might occur
Den Store Styrkeprøven
Den Store Styrkeprøven – The Great Trial of Strength. One of cycling’s real classics. Feared and loved by riders for over half a century. Nothing comes close to completing this race.
From 1967 until 2018 we have witnessed 113 080 rides from Trondheim to Oslo or 61,06 million kilometers alternatively 1 523 circumnavigations around the Earth.
We welcome you to the 54t edition of Styrkeprøven and promise you a race that will continue in the spirit of 1967, offer improvements from 2022 and as always present one or two surprises.
This is the Great Trial of Strength
01/10/22 – 31/01/23: 1900,-
01/02/23 – 15/04/23: 2150,-
16/04/23 – 17/06/23: 2300,-
You will receive your start number from the Secretariat. We will also bring along unclaimed start numbers to the Start Area.
Time used in the Ultimate app
In the Styrkeprøven time keeping is managed with chip technology. The chip is integrated in the start number and should be mounted / fixed to the seat post of your bike. The chip or the start number is not to be redelivered.
To ensure correct timekeeping the chip must be attached to the bike from start to finish. The Start Time is registered in Trondheim with intermediates at Dombås, Kvam, Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Eidsvoll.
The overall time will be registered in Oslo. Riders (and family) with smart phones can load the App UltimateLIVE from App Store / Google Play. You can thus follow the rider from start to finish. In addition – the App will sync with selected Heart Rate Belts so your friends can follow you every beat of the way.
Trondheim-Oslo elevation profile
The start in Trondheim
The start in Trondheim takes place in Munkegata, just outside Trondheim District Court in the Centre of Trondheim. The address is Munkegata 20, 7013 Trondheim.
Selection of Start Groups
The riders in Styrkeprøven will rank and place themselves in Start Groups according to an expected time budget for the race. We would like to stress – select wisely and do not select groups with a lower time budget than you can manage. The ride will be a lot harder if you do so.
We have individual start groups reserved for Large Teams or Clubs. If you or your group would like to book an individual start for your Team – please contact Styrkeprøven AS.
The fastest groups start from 04:00 hrs Saturday June 17th and everyone will be on their way to Oslo before 06:30-07:00.
Start numbers can be collected at Scandic Nidelven Hotell in Trondheim Friday 16th of June from 18:00 until 22:00.
The Start number with chip included shall be mounted / fixed to the seat post as per instruction.
The setup will be updated
Transportation offers 2020 – please follow this link Here.
Along with your Start number you will be furnished with four luggage tags. These are to be attached to your luggage. You must deliver your luggage at the start area to a visibly marked lorry / trailer. And, please note – transportation of your luggage is included in the Registration Fee.
Along with your Start number you will be furnished with four luggage tags. These are to be attached to your luggage. You must deliver your luggage at the start area to a visibly marked lorry / trailer.
And, please note – transportation of your luggage is included in the Registration Fee.
Secretariat in Trondheim is located in the lower level of Scandic Nidelven Hotel. The address to the hotel is Havnegata 1-3, 7010 Trondheim and the number is +47 7356 8000.
To ride Trondheim – Oslo you must turn 17 during the calendar year of the arrangement.
A Tour License (Temporary National Racing License) issued by the Norwegian Cycling Federation (NCF) must be purchased. The Tour License is NOK 220,-. Alternatively you may participate with you own national Tour License.
Feeding Stops / Technical Service / Medical Support
Styrkeprøven has 9 feeding stops from Trondheim to Oslo. On these feeding Stops you will meet representatives from various sports clubs or other organizations. They are all volunteers and extremely vital to our race. Most of them have been with us for many years and have experience if you are in need of advice.
If you use your own support personell og support vehicle you will disqualified from the race without notice.
We have upgraded our food service to include vacuumed sandwiches and wraps from Bama. Freshly cut fruit and hot soup, as you know it from Asko. Hot and cold drinks (including energy drinks) from Maxim and The Coca-Cola Company.
All feeding Stops also include Technical Service if your bike is in need of a little help. On the road we have 12 Peugeot vehicles which provide neutral service if you need assistance.
A service telephone number is printed on your BIB to call upon mobile assistance.
Service or support vehicles in Styrkeproven are strictly forbidden.
Any vehicle with a purpose of assisting riders may be defined as a service or support vehicle by the organizers or the Police. Riders being linked to such vehicles you will be disqualified without notice.
Medals / Diplomas
All riders completing any of the 4 distances will receive a medal where distance and year is inscribed. Diplomas will be available for you to print from our results service (USS).
Sell your Registration
You may sell your registration. Instructions are found here: sell your registration (NO)