Team Jayco AlUla heads to the five-day Tour of Scandinavia – which starts on Wednesday – ready for an action-packed race, at which the team intends to be an instigator as it targets a stage win and a strong showing on the general classification.
With multiple uphill sprint finishes Ruby Roseman-Gannon will have opportunities for stage and GC success, with the Australian supported by a very strong line-up across what will be five challenging stages, with an individual time trial on the penultimate day as the race crosses into Denmark after starting in Norway.
Martin Vestby – Head Sport Director
“Tour of Scandinavia this year has a very interesting course which suits our riders very well. We are looking for some aggressive and visible racing. Ruby will be our GC leader and she will also go for stage podiums. The rest of the team will support Ruby for the general classification and, if we’ll have stage opportunities, play their own cards. Stage 2, for example, with an uphill finish is well suited to the characteristics of Ane and Urska, while Ingvild who runs on her home roads will be able to try to enter the breakaway.”
“I was in really good form coming into the world championships but unfortunately had to withdraw due to a Covid-19 infection. After resting through the illness, I’m hopeful that I can perform well at the Tour of Scandinavia as I’ve felt increasingly stronger on the bike in the past few days. There’s a good combination of punchy stages and a time trial and I think the courses look super exciting. We have a strong team and I think it will be a good week.”
*Line-up change due to illness: Nina Kessler replaces Letizia Paternoster (August 21st).