Pressrelease: Lisa joins Team Apollo Sports Skoda

January 5th, 2017 by

Lisa Norden joins Team Apollo Sports Skoda

After an intense Olympic period with two years dedicated to qualification and preparation process the London Olympic Silver Medalist and former World Champion Lisa Norden will now look into a different approach.

A homebase set up for training with training camps together with the Norwegian National Team guided by Head Coach Arild Tveiten.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs quite a different, more number based way of training from what I‚Äôm used to. It‚Äôs refreshing and very exciting to be joining forces with the Norwegian Team and Arild‚Ä̬†Lisa says.

The emphasis is still on the Olympic Distance with the World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm as one of the main races. Eventually the focus will shift towards the Half Ironman distance and 70,3 World Champs may already be on the agenda in September.

Another challenge they took onboard is the national TT Champs in June where Lisa won the silver in 2013.

The team is a Swedish team developing from previous Team Scott Skoda run by Lisas partner, mountainbike professional Calle Friberg. After three years together with they will now join under the same structure.¬†‚ÄúTo share partners and sponsors is something we thought of for a long time. It gives us new possibilities to take what we do to another level. Together we reach a big audience in a wide spectra of endurance sport‚ÄĚ. says Calle Friberg.

Lisa and Calle will together with one of the main sponsors, Apollo Sports run training camps at a few selected Apollo destinations. First out is La Pared & Playitas followed by a cycling camp in the Canary Islands in March.

Calle Friberg och Lisa Norden Team Apollo Sports Skoda

Rider and Team Manager Calle Friberg with Lisa Norden during winter training.

SCOTT Sports Sverige¬†–¬†‚ÄĚ We, Scott Sports Sweden, have a long standing relationship with Calle och been involved from the start with Team Scott Skoda. With Lisa joining¬† having the results and career she has, it lifts the Team to another level.¬†
It opens doors to more sponsors and partners making it possible for the team to operate on the highest level. We are also big fans of the expansion to a multi discipline team from having been a pure MTB focused team.”¬†
Håkan Eriksson, CEO SCOTT Sports Sweden

With the new setup Lisa will as the rest of the team ride on Scott bikes.
The Plasma 5 and Scott Foil RC will be Lisas primary bikes.

Lisa will represent STOCKHOLM CK as her club in all triathlon and cycling races.

Lisa Nordens kit in Team Apollo Sports Skoda

Lisa Nordéns new team kit from  Bioracer. 

Lisas preliminary schedule 2017

Mallorca 70,3                      13 May
Madrid WC                          28 May
Cagliari WC                         4 June
Vätternrundan                    17 June
National TT Champs          21 June
National Sprint Champs    June
WTS Hamburg                    16-16 July
WTS Edmonton                  29-30 July
WTS Montreal                     5-6 Aug
WTS Stockholm                  26-27 Aug
Tjejmilen                              2 Sept
70,3 World Champs, USA   9 Sept
Challenge Aruba                  21 Oct

Calle Friberg & Henrik Sparr focusing on XC & Marathon. 
The MTB department of the team is focusing on XC & Marathons. Calles first big goal of the season will be the mighty and grueling stage race in South Africa – Cape Epic at the end of march. This time he¬īs teaming up with the current swedish XC Champ, Matthias Wengelin. Their goal will be a top 10 in the GC and the go for a stage or 2. After that he will focus on the swedish marathon series and also try to reclaim the swedish cross country champ title in July.¬†Henrik will focus mainly on the swedish marathon series and CykelVasan.

Calle & Henrik will both represent STOCKHOLM CK as their club.

Calle Friberg and Henrik Sparr in former Team Scott Skoda

Preliminary schedule for Calle & Henrik

Training camp La Pared / Playitas                19 jan-9 feb
Lanzarote 4 stage MTB Race                       4-7 feb
Sunshine Cup #1 Afxentia                            23-26 feb
Training camp Gran Canaria with Apollo      4-11 mars   
Cape Epic (Calle & Matthias Wengelin)       19-26 mars
Endurocamp, Madeira with Apollo                 3-10 april
Lidingöloppet MTB                                        6 maj
Billingeracet Skövde                                     13 maj
Skandisloppet MTB                                       14 maj
Långa Lugnet                                                28 maj
Lida Loop                                                      11 juni
Vätternrundan with Skoda Cycling Team     17 juni
Swe Champs, road                                       25 juni
Ränneslättsturen                                           2 juli
Mörksuggejakten                                           9 Juli
Swe Champs Cross Country                         16 Juli
Engelbreksturen                                             23 Juli
Finnmarksturen                                              6 Aug
Bockstensturen                                              2 sept
Västgötaloppet                                               23 sep

Calles och Henriks kit in Team Apollo Sports Skoda

Race kit for Calle & Henrik from  Bioracer. 


Lisa will on long distance race this amazing machine:  SCOTT Plasma 5.


Lisa, Calle & Henrik will all be riding and racing on SCOTT Foil RC. road bike.

Scott Spark 900 RC WC

Calle & Henrik will race the all new SCOTT Spark 900 RC World Cup, Also Scale 900 RC WC on some races, such as CykelVasan.

For more info:
Team Manager, Apollo Sports Skoda
Calle Friberg
+4673-687 26 91

Teamets sponsorer: Apollo Sports, SCOTT Sports, Skoda, Asics, TYR

Teamets samarbetspartners:
Garmin, Access Rehab, Bioracer, Adidas Eyewear, Thule Sweden, Syncros, pOcpac

MTB Teamets samarbetspartners:
Maxxis, Enervit, Rönneberga, Lidingöloppet MTB, Squirt lube

Lisas samarbetspartners:
Urban Deli, BEMapps

Team Apollo Sports Skoda