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Torstein Træen

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Torstein Træen
Træen in 2023
Personal information
Full nameTorstein Træen
Born (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 28)
Hønefoss, Norway
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Team information
Current teamTeam Bahrain Victorious
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team
2014–2015Ringerike SK
Professional teams
2015–2023Team Ringeriks–Kraft[1][2]
2024–Team Bahrain Victorious

Torstein Træen (born 16 July 1995) is a Norwegian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious.[3]


Træen joined UCI Continental team Team Ringeriks–Kraft in 2015. He competed in the men's team time trial event at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships.[4]

In 2022, Træen placed ninth overall at the Volta a Catalunya followed by a strong performance at the Tour of the Alps, winning the mountains classification and placing fifth on the final stage. However, soon after the race, he was found to have testicular cancer, detected in a doping control test which revealed the presence of hCG in his blood.[5][6] He was able to return to competition in August and soon returned to form, obtaining a seventh place overall at the CRO Race and third place at the Tour de Langkawi.

In 2023, he competed in his first Tour de France following an 8th place finish at the Critérium du Dauphiné. However, he crashed on stage one and broke his elbow, but elected to continue the race and ultimately finished in 95th overall.[7]

After nine seasons with the Uno-X Pro Cycling Team, he joined UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious for the 2024 season.[8] In June, he took his first pro win on stage four of the Tour de Suisse in a solo victory.[9]

Major results[edit]

2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
7th Skive–Løbet
2nd Overall International Tour of Rhodes
1st Active rider classification, Danmark Rundt
1st Mountains classification, Oberösterreichrundfahrt
2nd Lillehammer GP
2nd Overall Tour of Małopolska
1st Stage 3
5th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Overall International Tour of Rhodes
1st Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour Colombia
5th Overall Tour Alsace
5th Boucles de l'Aulne
9th Overall Tour of Norway
10th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st Mountains classification, Tour of the Alps
3rd Overall Tour de Langkawi
7th Overall CRO Race
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
8th Veneto Classic
10th Overall Tour of the Alps
10th Overall Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
2024 (1 pro win)
1st Stage 4 Tour de Suisse

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2023 2024
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 95
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP Race in Progress


  1. ^ "Uno - X Norwegian Development Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Uno - X Pro Cycling Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Bahrain Victorious". UCI. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  4. ^ "World Championships - TTT Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ L. M. (17 July 2022). "Un cycliste pro guérit d'un cancer détecté... lors d'un contrôle anti-dopage". La Voix du Nord.
  6. ^ Farrand, Stephen (20 April 2023). "A year after testicular cancer, Torstein Træen on the attack at Tour of the Alps". Cycling News. Retrieved 19 April 2024.
  7. ^ "What it's like to ride the Tour de France with a broken elbow". escapecollective.com. 12 July 2023. Retrieved 19 April 2024.
  8. ^ "Bahrain Victorious Sign Torstein Træen". Team Bahrain Victorious. 19 October 2023. Retrieved 19 April 2024.
  9. ^ Moultrie, James (12 June 2024). "Tour de Suisse stage 4: Torstein Træen fends off Adam Yates for solo summit victory". Cycling News. Retrieved 12 June 2024.

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