looking for opportunities in the three-day event.




Mitchetlon-SCOTT head north to the Tour des Fjords

Sun 20 May 2018

Mitchelton-SCOTT head to Norway next week for the Tour des Fjordslooking for opportunities in the three-day event.

The mixed team includes Commonwealth Games time trial champion Cameron Meyer, who returns to European racing with the team.

The race

Mitchelton-SCOTT return to the Norwegian race having missed the previous three editions with their last participation back in 2015. 

For 2018, the event has been shortened to just three days as the new racing concept, the Hammer Stavanger, race begins the following day. 

The course follows undulating terrain along the coastline each day with three lengthy stages, two of the stages finish on punchy uphills.

The team

Michael Albasini - (SUI, 37)
Luke Durbridge -  (AUS, 27)
Lucas Hamilton - (AUS 22) 
Cameron Meyer - (AUS 29)
Robert Power - (AUS, 22) 
Carlos Verona - (ESP, 25)

Cameron Meyer

"I am excited to be back in Europe for the road racing season and joining up with Mitchelton-SCOTT. It was a long and successful Australian Summer for me concluding with the Commonwealth Games but now I’m looking forward to some road tours starting with at the Tour des Fjords.

"It is a short Tour des Fjords this year with only three stages and because of this, I’m sure they will be fast and aggressive. I think a couple of the stages could suit Michael Albasini and myself with a few punchy finishes. Hopefully we can be up amongst the mix and look for a good result on some of the stages."

Sport director James Victor

"For many riders the Tour des Fjords is the first race back after the classics, Ardennes period so we will be racing without any real pressure but looking to take our opportunities for a stage win and we know all the guys are in a good shape.
"With two uphill finishes we have a good chance with riders like Michael Albasini and Carlos Verona in the team and we are happy to have Cameron Meyer back on board, who will be joining the team for his first European race of the season after the Commonwealth games."

Previously in Tour des Fjords 

In 2015 Daryl has a string of strong and consitent performances in the race with second and third place finishes which launched him into a second place finsh overall. 

Race details

Tuesday, 22nd May: Lindesnes - Grimstad, 191 km
Wednesday, 23rd May: Risør - Kristiansand, 188 km
Thursday, 24th May: Farsund - Egersund, 183 km

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