Tasmanian cyclists Will Clarke and Nathan Earle reunited in Norway

Norway ahead: Tasmanian cyclist Will Clarke.
Norway ahead: Tasmanian cyclist Will Clarke.

It may be geographically about as far as possible away from their home, but two Tasmanian cyclists are set to be reunited in Norway.

Will Clarke and Nathan Earle will contest the Hammer Stavanger, a three-day race on the country’s west coast, from May 25.

Clarke, 33, of Campbell Town, is riding for the Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale team while Earle, 29, of Hobart, is in his maiden season with the Israel Cycling Academy.

Meanwhile, former track teammates Georgia Baker and Macey Stewart have both been in the US.

Baker, 23, of Perth, has been criterium racing as part of Speedweek, with her best result a second, appropriately in the state of Georgia.

Fresh from a training camp with South Australian teammate Annette Edmondson in Andorra, Stewart, 22, of Devonport, has headed across the Atlantic to ride the women’s Tour of California which begins on Thursday with a 124km leg from Elk Grove.

Launceston rider Richie Porte’s final race before leading Team BMC in the Tour de France in July will be the Tour de Suisse from June 9-17.