Well known cycling areas around Vårgårda and Alingsås
There is a strong cycling tradition on the roads of West Sweden, especially in the area around Vårgårda, about an hour north east of Gothenburg. Maybe you have heard of the Fåglum brothers who put the small town of Vårgårda on the international cycling map in the 60s and 70s. Together, the four brothers, Styre, Gösta, Erik and Thomas, took home World Cup and Olympic medals. At the museum ’Dessa fantastika Fåglum’ (The Fantastic Fåglums) you can indulge in some wonderful sports nostalgia about how the Fåglum brothers conquered the cycling world.
The women’s elite gather in Vårgårda
Every year, Vårgårda is host to two competitions in the UCI Womens World Tour where the world elite in women’s cycling come to participate. If you find yourself in West Sweden during the competition it is well worth a visit to Vårgårda where there is usually a lively festival atmosphere! In connection with the World Cup there is also the open race Velofondo where everyone can participate; women, men, beginners and experienced cyclists.