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 110 986 rides from Trondheim to Oslo or 59,93 million kilometers alternatively 1 495 circumnavigations around the Earth.
We welcome you to the 53rd edition of Styrkeprøven and promise you a race that will continue in the spirit of 1967, offer improvements from 2018 and as always present one or two surprises.
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
If you plan on using more than 18 hours your natural startgroups are from Friday June 21st18:00 hrs until Saturday June 22ndat 01:10 hrs. If you plan to ride at 16 hours or faster you enter from 04:00 hrs Saturday June 22nd.
You will receive your start number from the Secretariat. We will also bring along unclaimed start numbers to the Start Area. The Start number with chip included shall be mounted / fixed to the seat post as per instructions.
The 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.
Transportation offers 2019 – 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.
To ride Trondheim – Oslo you must turn 17 in the calendar year 2019.
A Tour License (Temporary National Racing License) issued by the Norwegian Cycling Federation (NCF) must be purchased. The Tour License is NOK 200,-. 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.
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 16 Peugeots which provides neutral service if you need help there and then.
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 may risk disqualification.
Medals / Diplomas
All riders completing any of the 5 distances will receive a medal where distance and year is inscribed. Diplomas will be available for you to print from our results service (USS).
A Cancellation Policy can be purchased at Nok 415,-. Read the Terms and Conditions.
Changes to you your registration
When your initial registration is complete you will receive a link, a username and a password. Please use this link to reenter you registration and complete the changes as you see them fit. I.e. reserve a hotel room, buy a t-shirt or change your starting group.
Sell your Registration
You may sell your registration. Instructions are found here: sell your registration.