Ringerike GP - 2.5

Norway, April 27-May 1, 2000

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The Winner

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - April 27: Hønefoss-Brandbu-Hønefoss, 159.3 km
  • Stage 2 - April 28: Hønefoss-Vikersund-Hønefoss, 153.1 km
  • Stage 3 - April 29: Hønefoss-Ringkollen, 148.2 km
  • Stage 4 - April 30: Hønefoss-Jevnaker-Høenfoss 170.8 km
  • Stage 5 - May 1: Hønefoss-Vikersund-Hønefoss 170.2 km


By Tomas Nilsson

Last year's winner Norwegian Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole) will ride for his old amateur team Ringerike SK in the only UCI classed race in Norway, Ringerike GP, April 27 to May 1. The team has just finished the Tour de Loire et Cher (2.6) with Gisle Vikøyr as the overall winner and Gabriel Rasch as third. Ringerike SK also won the teams competition.

Hopes are high for the race on home roads, according to website Syklingens Verden. Pro squads among the 18 invited teams comes from Saturn (USA) and Mroz (Pol) in second division and Hohenfelder-Concorde (Ger) and Team Crescent (Swe) from third. Other teams: Team Odense (Den), Piels-Gazelle (Ned), Team Mälarenergi (Swe) plus national selections from Denmark and Latvia. The Norwegian teams: Ringerike SK, TVK, Sandnes SK, Horten OCK, Fana IL, Eidsvoll SK, Buskerud CK, Bærum OCK and a selection from the Østlandet region.

Interesting names in the preliminary startlist: Frank McCormack (USA), Mike Barry (Can) and Harm Jansen (Ned), Saturn and Hohenfelder's three Australians Nick Gates, Peter Rogers and Corey Sweet.