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All You Need To Know Ahead Of The Grönklitt Criterium And ITT

This weekend, February 18 and 19, it’s time for events 9 and 10 of Ski Classics Season XIV. Saturday the Grönklitt Criterium and Sunday the Grönklitt ITT – Individual Time Trial. 

Photo: Magnus Östh/Ski Classics

Here are the facts you need to know about the Grönklitt weekend.

Orsa Grönklitt welcomes Pro Teams and their athletes as the Ski Classics heads to Sweden, with events 9 and 10, in another two Pro Tour events weekend, Grönklitt Criterium and Grönklitt ITT – Individual Time Trial.

Grönklitt Criterium – Season XIV Goes To Sweden

After eight stages, the Ski Classics Pro Tour starts its final part of the season in the same venue where the Prologue weekend was held in Season XII. 

On Saturday, February 18, the weekend starts with the Grönklitt Criterium. The ninth event in Season XIV is a 50-kilometer long-distance race offering stunning scenery. The Grönklitt Criterium is a mass-start race that will feature a challenging course. 

Grönklitt Criterium – Ski Classics Pro Tour – Event 9

  • Date: February 18, 2023
  • Distance: 50km Classic Technique
  • Location: Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden
  • Start Time: Women 8:00 CET / Men 10:30 CET
  • Number of SC Sprints: 1
  • Number of SC Climbs: 1
  • Total Ascent: 557m 

Grönklitt Criterium – Course Map and Profile

Grönklitt Criterium – Course Map & Profile. Image: Ski Classics

Grönklitt Individual Time Trial – The Tenth Event Season XIV

On Sunday, February 19, the Orsa Grönklitt weekend continues with the 10th event in the Ski Classics Season XIV, the Grönklitt ITT – Individual Time Trial.

The Individual Time Trial is organized as an individual start competition, and the Pro Tour athletes will face a 12-kilometer race in typical Swedish forests close to small lakes, beautiful landscapes, and a challenging climb to the finish, all only half an hour’s drive from the legendary finish line of Vasaloppet. 

Grönklitt ITT – Ski Classics Pro Tour – Event 10

  • Date: February 19, 2023
  • Distance: 12km Classic Technique
  • Location: Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden
  • Start Time: Women 8:00 CET / Men 9:30 CET
  • Number of SC Sprints: 0
  • Number of SC Climbs: 1
  • Total Ascent: 223m 

Grönklitt ITT – Course Map and Profile

Grönklitt ITT – Course Map & Profile. Image: Ski Classics

A Cross-Country Skiing Paradise

Orsa Grönklitt is a popular winter sports resort with well-groomed cross-country ski tracks through beautiful forests and downhill slopes of all difficulty levels. 

Moreover, visitors can ski next to Polar bears, tigers, or some other non-hibernating predators in the “Orsa Bear Park.” In the summer, one can enjoy the beauty of nature by trail running, mountain biking, paddling on Rädsjön, and just relaxing in the middle of the Swedish wonderland. 

Snow Availability And Race Date

According to Grönklitt’s organizing committee, the events being held in February will provide good snow availability and will serve as a link for the Pro Teams and athletes looking for Vasaloppet week. 

You can find the Grönklitt Criterium and Grönklitt ITT programs, start lists, and live streamings on SC Play HERE and HERE when available.

Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden. Photo: Magnus Östh/Ski Classics

Ski Classics Fantasy

The free-of-charge Fantasy League for Season XIV is in progress. Create or access your account now and start to set up your Fantasy Pro Team ahead of the Grönklitt weekend and score the most points during the Ski Classics Season XIV. 

How to Play

  1. Go to SC Fantasy via https://fantasy.skiclassics.com/
  2. Login with your existing Fantasy account or create a new one.
  3. Read through “HOW TO PLAY” to ensure you understand all the rules and new features.
  4. Go to “Team Selection” and choose/buy up to 10 athletes using your starting balance of 40.000 Fantasy dollars. Check out the start lists before each event to ensure that your athletes are on the start line. 
  5. Remember to mark one of your athletes as a Team Captain!
  6. Go to “Leagues” and join an existing league or create your own to compete with your friends.
  7. Invite your friends and family to join you for free in an exciting battle for the win!
  8. Have fun, and may the best ski coach win!!

All TV Channels Season XIV

Grönklitt Criterium and Grönklitt ITT are taking place this weekend, February 18 and 19. Here is an overview of where you can watch Ski Classics this season:

  • SVT – Sweden 
  • NRK – Norway 
  • Czech TV – Czech Republic 
  • TVP – Poland
  • WB Discovery – Finland 
  • Nent Group – Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, UK 
  • beIN Sports – Canada, Turkey, and USA 
  • Eurovision (EBU) – News rights
  • SC PLAY – all countries (English commentary)

The Season XIV of Ski Classics Pro Tour consists of 14 events on 10 event weekends in 6 different countries. 

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XIV (2022/2023)

  • Event 1: December 10, 2022 – Bad Gastein PTT, Bad Gastein, Austria, 15km
  • Event 2: December 11, 2022 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Bad Gastein, Austria, 35km
  • Event 3: December 17, 2022 – La Venosta Criterium, Val Venosta, Italy, 36km 
  • Event 4: January 14, 2023 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Sexten, Italy, 62km
  • Event 5: January 15, 2023 – Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, Niederdorf, Italy, 32km
  • Event 6: January 21, 2023 – Engadin La Diagonela, Engadin Valley, Switzerland, 48km 
  • Event 7: January 29, 2023 – Marcialonga, Trentino, Italy, 70km
  • Event 8: February 12, 2023 – Jizerská50, Bedrichov, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Event 9: February 18, 2023 – Grönklitt Criterium, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 50km
  • Event 10: February 19, 2023 – Grönklitt ITT, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 12km
  • Event 11: March 5, 2023 – Vasaloppet, Sälen-Mora, Sweden, 90km
  • Event 12: March 18, 2023 – Birkebeinerrennet, Rena-Lillehammer, Norway, 54km
  • Event 13: April 1, 2023 – Reistadløpet, Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway, 40km
  • Event 14: April 2, 2023 – Summit 2 Senja, Bardufoss- Finnsnes, Norway, 67km

More information about the Ski Classics Pro Tour you can find at skiclassics.com.

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