Sande and Jungnickel take victory at the Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix, Norwegian round of the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series
Jonas Orset retains the yellow mens leader's Jersey with Second Place
After a hard and long day, previous World Tour Series winner in 2016 and current leader of 2018 World Tour series, Norwegian rider Knut Sande took first place on Trondheim-Oslo distance 560 km, the long distance stage covered in a time of 16h, averaging 35 km/h . The podium was completed by Jonas Orset in second, who retained the leaders position in 2018 World Tour Series, with Frederik Lorentzen Henne third, the top 3 men, gaining the 1,100 GFWT points for the winner Knut Sande.
In the women's category, German cyclist Luise Jungnickel took the top position on the Ladies Edition mass start from Lillehammer to Oslo distance, to take the lead of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Women's Series with 1,100 GFWT points, same as Korean winner Song Jumi event with GFWT 1,200 points. This signifies an open battle for the final top position.
The podium in Styrkeproven Ladies Edition distance was completed by the Norwegian Kristina Nervold second, and the German Alexandra Diem third. With this result, the German MTB rider takes the 1st edition of Gran Fondo World Championship ® Ladies Edition (mass start) with the 198 km from Lilllehammer to Oslo.
As a double calendar event in the World Tour and World Championship, it opens a new era for Women's Cycling under Gran Fondo World Tour ® brand.
The pool of prizes for Women's Category was completed with a free invitation to South African World Tour event, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic, in October, the Final event of World Tour for the winner in the Ladies Edition, and a lottery prize of an amazing CANYON Bike for all particpants
Styrkeproven celebrates it's 52nd edition with nearly 6,000 participants divided in all categories and distances, representing the cyclist from all over the country, where 5 distances start in different towns and arrive together at the Oslo Vallhall Arena.
As one of the founding events of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series in 2016 three years ago, it is an obligatary stop for long distance cyclists with a breathtaking route from Trondheim to Oslo, complemented with shorter distances.
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