Stage 1 - Ryfast - Jørpeland

Compact - 95km | 1890M+ (59mi | 6200ft) · Friday 2nd August

Starting 292m below sea-level in the Ryfast tunnel, the opening few kilometres of this first stage are sure to be memorable as the riders make their way uphill towards the fresh coastal air. Exiting the tunnel, they will have to climb a further 280m to reach the summit of Heia before heading along the coast and up the Fjord to take on the climbs of Krågåsen and Meltveit. Retracing their steps along the Fjord, the final part of the stage loops around the peninsula and take riders over the Kyrkjebakken climb towards the finish line in Jørpeland. The Compact course on this stage covers the same route as the Original course except for the Krågåsen climb and the Fister loop.

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