Styrkeproven Ladies Edition - a ground breaking success for Women's Cycling
The Ladies Edition, a concept where female riders participated in the Styrkeprøven from Lillehammer to Oslo, the Norwegian leg of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series
This year, the Styrkeprøven Gran Fondo hosted a ground breaking change in womens cycling by hosting a race team and a cyclosportive group.
Together, these two groups were represented by 150 women from 8 different nationalities between the age of 17-69 years.
The Ladies Edition Race Team consisting of 19 female riders participated in the Styrkeprøven Peugeot Grand Prix, winning the female competition of the fastest female team from Lillehammer to Oslo (192 km) to set a new time record of 4 hours 46 minutes and 49 seconds.
Expecting more teams for 2018 edition where Ladies Edition and Gran Fondo World Tour ® will work together in a strategic partnership to increase the international participation of woman in Styrkeproven Ladies Edition.
This year the weather conditions where good and the women socialized with old and new friends along the spectacular route along the Lake Mjoesa towards Oslo.
The Styrkeprøven Gran Fondo has broken new ground for women in cycling, hosting the first women's specific Gran Fondo and Race, helping to grow, motivate and encourage more women to take up the challenge of riding Gran Fondo's.