Tour of Scandinavia Cancelled

This year’s version of the World Tour – Tour of Scandinavia has unfortunately been cancelled due to lack of financing. However, work is underway to restructure the tour with a view to coming back stronger in 2025 with a new ride concept at World Tour level.

“It is with a heavy heart that we at the board, together with the owners and administration, have come conclusion that unfortunately, it is not prudent to arrange Tour of Scandinavia this year,” said Chairman Andreas Lervik. “Intense efforts have been made in recent weeks to try to find solutions that ensure a financial basis for we have to go through the race, but we have to admit that we have not succeeded.”

“Most of the planning with regard to the design of stages, host municipalities, TV rights, with more is in place, but we lack funding and then it is right for us to stop now, says the CEO of Ladies Tour of Norway, Marius Jorgensen.

The World Tour race was scheduled to be held over four days from 29 August to 1 September. As part of the World Tour week, it was also planned to arrange last year’s successful innovation, the Nordic Youth race for women, Nordic Youth Challenge. Unfortunately, these events are not happening right now, but we are planning to. in cooperation with Green Cycling and Tour of Norway for Kids as usual.”

“By putting a stop now for this year’s World Tour ride, we reduce the loss associated with this year’s event and it gives predictability for all our partners related to the event,”Jorgensen added. “It also trees up time and energy to work on a restructuring of both the company and the race concept with a view to develop a sustainable event at World Tour level for 2025. We are already in full swing thinking new in relation to both ownership structure, race concept, localisation and stage design and hope to emerge strengthened from the process… Applications for World Tour status in 2025 are already in place, which means we maintains our status as a World Tour race and maintains the highest ranking among races in Norway.”

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