FIS Worldloppet Cup

Gräfnings & Tarantola are the FIS Worldloppet Cup Champions 2019

After one year break, the Ugra Ski Marathon in the Russian Khanty-Mansiysk returned into the FIS Worldloppet Cup as final stage today. The 50 km skating race brought the decision in the FIS-worldcup of long-distance skiing: Maria Gräfnings from Sweden & Damien Tarantola (FRA) are the Champions 2019.

Final sprint of today’s Ugra Ski Marathon – Final FIS Worldloppet Cup stage.

6th place enough for Tarantola to defend his lead

The Russian skiers have been able today, to defend their home turf. Evgeniy Dementyev Raul Shakirzyanov and Alexander Legkov sprinted to place one, two and three. But they had to fight very hard on the final stretch against the leaders of the FIS Worldloppet Cup from France. Damien Tarantola went into the final stage with a lead of 37 points before Gerard Agnellet and 46 points before Loic Guigonnet (all three, e-liberty ski team). So in the end, the 6th place was enough for Tarantola to defend his overall lead and celebrate his first FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion title. 

Agnellet finished 4th today and with that secured his second place in the overeall ranking, while Loic Guigonnet claims the 3rd position in the FIS Worldloppet Cup overall with becoming 7th today. 

“This is the biggest success in my carreer. It was fun to fight against my team mates throughout the season and today. Of course I started to win today, but I am satisfied with the 6th place and of course with becoming FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion for the first time.”

Damien Tarantola, FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion 2019.

FIS Worldloppet Cup 2019/2020 Ranking Men

Rank FIS Code Name Nation Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
#1 3190280 TARANTOLA Damien 336 X 40 60 36 80 80 40
#2 3190301 AGNELLET Gerard 309 X 80 29 80 20 50 50
#3 3190401 GUIGONNET Loic 286 X 60 45 45 40 60 36
#4 3190125 Poirrier Bastien 242 60 22 20 50 45 45 X
#5 3190002 Chauvet Benoit 208 29 29 32 60 26 32 X
#6 3190076 Mougel Adrien 183 20 50 22 40 22 29 X
#7 3420815 Skinstad Petter Soleng 159 45 X 11 32 29 20 22
#8 3190322 Chambellant Thomas 115 18 45 X X 16 36 X
#9 3480004 Dementyev Evgeniy 100 X X X X X X 100
#10 3190029 DUVILLARD Robin 100 X X X 100 X X X

Maria Gräfnings also wins the Ugra Ski Marathon

Also in the final stage the Swedish long-distance pro-skier, Maria Gräfnings, is unbeatable. Eventhough Gräfnings could have been enjoying chill skiing in the Ugra Ski Marathon – she already had enough points for the overall victory before the race – she again went all in and could celebrate her 5th victory in her 6th Worldloppet Cup race of the season. These 5 victories (China, Austria, Estonia, Finland & Russia) and her second place in Germany have made here the ultimative number one in 2019. So after two seasons of becoming second overall, she finally can call herself FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion 2019.

“Amazing! Finally I am FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion. It is feeling great. Eventhough it was a tough race, a hard fight out there because of the wind and also it was not easy for me to find a good position among the men’s I skied with. So I am very glad to not only win the FIS Worldloppet Cup, but also this final stage!”

Maria Gräfnings, FIS Worldloppet Cup Champion 2019.

FIS Worldloppet Cup 2019/2020 Ranking Ladies

Rank FIS Code Name Nation Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
#1 3505096 Graefnings Maria 580 100 100 80 X 100 100 100
#2 1323565 MANNIMA Tatjana 334 X 80 60 50 80 32 32
#3 3155231 MORAVCOVA Klara 260 X 45 45 X 50 60 60
#4 3195040 FAIVRE-PICON Anouk 180 X X X 100 X X 80
#5 3515009 DONZALLAZ Nicole 112 X X 36 36 18 22 X
#6 3505258 KORSGREN Lina 100 X X 100 X X X X
#7 3515112 STIFFLER Tatjana 85 X X 40 X 45 X X
#8 3185038 Alusniemi Sini 80 X X X X X 80 X
#9 3125082 Chi Chunxue 80 80 X X X X X X
#10 3195192 CHOPARD LALLIER Celine 80 X X X 80 X X X

This was the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2019

Now, after 7 stages, in 7 countries and 380 race kilometres the FIS Worldloppet Cup season 2019 is finally over. It was a very successful year, since all 7 stages could have been held as planned, no cancellations or changes in the program. The Worldloppet Ski Federation is already planning on the season 2020. 

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