Battle of the North changes its name to Tour of Scandinavia to avoid links to war in Ukraine

Inaugural edition of the race to take place in August over six days in Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Ladies Tour of Norway
The Ladies Tour of Norway in 2018
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The new Scandinavian Women's WorldTour stage race scheduled for this summer has changed its name from Battle of the North to the Tour of Scandinavia to avoid links to the war in Ukraine.

Launched on Thursday, the race will consist of six stages over six days across Denmark, Sweden and Norway from 9-14 August. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.