Groenewegen, Smith and Schultz lead Team BikeExchange-Jayco into the Arctic Race of Norway

Team BikeExchange-Jayco will make their debut at the Arctic Race of Norway this week with a triple threat attack of Dylan Groenewegen, Nick Schultz and Dion Smith.
 
The trio give the squad options over the varied terrain, and they will be supported by an in-form Kevin Colleoni, fresh from a third place overall at the SAZKA Tour. The powerful pair of local rider Amund Grøndahl Jansen and Italian Alexander Konychev complete the line-up.
 
The four days of racing will provide opportunities for fast finishers and climbers, with a short, but steep cat.1 uphill finish on stage three set to be decisive in the general classification.
 
Team BikeExchange-Jayco Line-Up:
Kevin Colleoni (ITA)
Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR)
Alexander Konychev (ITA)
Nick Schultz (AUS)
Dion Smith (NZL)
 
Nick Schultz
“It will be my first appearance racing at the Arctic Race and I’m really looking forward to the experience as I’ve always enjoyed racing in Norway in the past.
 
I’ve come out of the Tour de France, so my shape should be pretty good. I’ve been a bit tired since the Tour, but I’ve kept the body ticking and I will look to have a good crack on a couple of the stages over the four days.
 
It’s been a rollercoaster season, but the last few months have been excellent, so I’ll do my best to continue on with that trend.”
 
Matt White – Head Sport Director
“We are going to Arctic Race with multiple ambitions. I think the stages suit our riders like, for example, Dylan Groenewegen on stage two and Dion Smith and Nick Schultz for the stages more undulating.
 
We have a good team for this Norwegian race and our minimum goal is at least to win a stage and also a GC result will be very valuable for us.”
 
2022 Artic Race of Norway Race Details:
Thursday, 11th August, Stage 1: Mo I Rana –  Mo I Rana, 185km
Friday, 12th August, Stage 2: Mosjøen – Brønnøysund, 155km
Saturday, 13th August, Stage 3: Namsos – Skallstuggu summit (Levanger), 180km
Sunday, 14th August, Stage 4: Trondheim – Trondheim, 160km

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