Category Archives: Cycling

2012: The Year in Review

By Kelsey Larson Managing Editor It’s our last issue of the year, and with it we’d like to offer some reflections on the highlights of 2012. This year was an interesting one for Norway, as it tried to make sense of the tragedies of July 22, 2011, through Anders Behring Breivik’s trial. The country also went through ...

Tour de Fargo

Norwegian-American man raises funds for Sons of Norway Foundation Leslee Lane Hoyum Norwegian American Weekly C’est magnifique! According to Tolleiv Vollen, 69, of St. Cloud, Minn., the Oslo International Summer School (ISS) in 1964 changed his life, and it was time to give back. An active member in Trollheim Lodge of Sons of Norway and an avid bicyclist, ...

Skistua Hospitality Year Round

The Rita and Vidar Bakken run Løvlia Skistua. Their children Betina (12) and Brage (7) go to school in Åsa, about 13 km away. (Photo JE Stacy)

Løvlia is a cabin in the woods near Oslo with a lot to offer it's customers By John Erik Stacy 6 October 2011 The Bakken family own and run a business in the backwoods near Oslo: they are the hosts of Løvlia Skistua. Although the stua model is in some ways unique to Norway (the basic concept ...

VM Press Conference held in Copenhagen on Friday

Thor Hushovd and Edvald Boassen Hagen. Photo: Dag W. Grundseth

Tactics, particularly what will happen in a mass sprint, was the hottest topic at Friday's press meeting with the Norwegian World Cup team. The contrast to previous championships was tremendous at the press conference. Norwegian riders have largely been left alone, at least by the international press. The contrast to previous championships was tremendous at the press ...

Road World Championships begin today in Copenhagen

The Berlingske Tidendes front page

The Danes may have to cheer for Norwegian cyclists The Danish cycling team has been hard-hit right before the race, which began on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with the Women Juniors' Time Trial. First, Danish sprinter Matti Breschel dropped out of the race because of an injury which has failed to heal. While riding the Vuelta a ...