Tomorrow we are going to enter the final period of the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2019. The 6th and previous last stage is awaiting us in the cross-country skiing capital Lahti, in Finland: The Finlandia Hiihto. Is Maria Gräfnings going to fix her overall title already tomorrow? Will Damien Tarantola increase his lead? Tomorrow, Sunday 24th… Read more »
While the marathon skiing elite at the moment is focussing on the Finlandia Hiihto in Lahti, which is the 6th stage of the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2019, another Worldloppet race is holding its events this weekend: The American Birkebeiner. Already the whole week the mainstreet of Hayward has been the venue of different events on… Read more »
February is a busy month in Northern America when it comes to Worldloppet races. The city of Gatineau and Hayward, a small town in Wisconsin, are welcoming skiers from all over the world. Two hot weekends of long-distance racing are on the menu, first in Canada, then in the US, first the Gatineau Loppet, then… Read more »
The Gatineau Loppet’s 41st edition started under brilliant sunshine at École secondaire Mont-Bleu in Gatineau area this weekend. All participants, from expert to beginner, were eager to hit the trails of Gatineau Park for the classic technique, the free technique and the snowshoe races. This year again, the 51 km free technique, which started from… Read more »
Aftere melting spring weather over the last days the relief came tonight, when minus degrees ensured a frozen and very firm track for the 46th Tartu Maraton between Otepää and Elva. The conditions have been as good, that the big winner of today, Niko Koskela (FIN), even skied a new record time on the 63-km… Read more »
Estonia’s Worldloppet race, Tartu Maraton 2019, is hosting the FIS Worldloppet Cup stage 4 on Sunday, 17th Feb morning 07:45 CET. !Watch the whole race live from the start in Otepää to the finish in Elva! Nearly 5000 skiers have signed up for the 46th edition of Tartu Maraton. The final elite start list is… Read more »
Estonia’s biggest skiing marathon, the 46th Tartu Maraton will take place this Sunday. Since it is the 5th stage of the FIS Worldloppet Cup, there is quite a big possibility that the French male skiers will occupy all three podium places for the second year in a row.
The Gatineau Loppet Organizing Committee is putting the finishing touches on the 41stedition of the biggest international cross-country ski event in Canada. Skiers of every caliber, from some 20 different countries, will get to share a memorable experience in the festive atmosphere along the trails of Gatineau Park. Gatineau Loppet President Jean-François Rochefort is happy… Read more »
Such a nail-biting finish had not been seen at Jizerská 50 for ages! The first contestants were a large men’s group, the strongest racer being the Norwegian Andreas Nygaard. Among the women, it was decided before Hřebínek. The Swede Lina Korsgren made it to the finish with a lead of more than one minute over… Read more »
FIS Worldloppet Cup stage 4: 68 km Transjurasienne After some years the La Transjurasienne, biggest cross-country skiing race in France, could return to the original course between Lamoura and Mouthe. Today the 68 km long skating race was hosting the FIS Worldloppet Cup stage 4. That means, not only the best marathon skiers of France were… Read more »
The Worldloppet family is split up this weekend. One part travelled to the Jura mountains in France, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of La Transjurasienne and see the FIS Worldloppet Cup stage 4, the other part is visiting the Czech Republic for the Jizerska50.
Philipp was a former pro-skier of the Austrian National team, later a member of the Skimarathon Team Austria & now he is the Worldloppet Race Reporter. This season he is travelling around the world, to the different Worldloppet races on a mission: He wants to become a Worldloppet Master. While he is doing that, he is… Read more »