Today is a celebration of colour. A ride dedicated to seeing and experiencing the beauty of this Mediterranean island, and the spectrum of springtime shades that compose its landscape.
On the start line Sanne Cant (BE) — one of the big favourites, and current World Champion, makes a last minute change of gloves; a cold Danish drizzle has begun, and she gets out her Insulators for added warmth. A cycling cap underneath her helmet provides some added warmth, too. The details complete. The race is on.
How far can we ride into the frozen wilderness? Will we experience comfort or despair under a blanket of snow? Will we find grip and traction on ice rink roads? Will we freeze? These questions, and many more alike flash through our minds, as we leave the port of Copenhagen
— our ferry steaming ahead towards Oslo.