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Bucher-Johannessen and Femsteinevik winners of La Sfida

The Ski Classics Challengers event, La Sfida 2024, took place this Sunday with a 28km long-distance skiing race in freestyle technique in Zuoz, Switzerland. Check out the results.

Photo: Kamil Derezinski/La Sfida

After a day full of action, the freestyle Ski Classics Challengers event in Switzerland, La Sfida, saw a fierce battle for all the podium places. Thomas Bucher-Johannessen, Team Aker Dæhlie, and Ragnhild Femsteinevik, Koseklubben, won their respective races with solid performances.

La Sfida – 28km Men’s Race 

In the men’s competition, the winner was Thomas Bucher-Johannessen, Team Aker Dæhlie, with a total time of 1:12:00.2.

Curdin Räz, Ski Club Alpina St. Moritz, finished in second place, 1:32.9 back, followed by Federico Pozzi, Fiamme Oro, 1:35.9 behind the winner, and completing the podium in third place.

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La Sfida 2024
Men’s podium. Photo: La Sfida

Top 5 Men

  1. Thomas Bucher-Johannessen, Team Aker Dæhlie, 1:12:00.2
  2. Curdin Räz, Ski Club Alpina St. Moritz, +1:32.9
  3. Federico Pozzi, Fiamme Oro, +1:35.9
  4. Daniel Pedranzini, Sci Club Alta Valtelina, +1:38.0
  5. Dario Cologna, Team Aker Dæhlie, +1:39.4

Full results can be found HERE

La Sfida – 28km Women’s Race

In the women’s event, the winner, Ragnhild Femsteinevik, Koseklubben, completed the race in a time of 1:23:05.2.

Océane Bépoix, Team Nordic Expérience, finished in second place, 13.1 seconds behind, followed by Manuela Salvadori, completing the podium in third position and 19.2 seconds back.

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La Sfida 2024
Women’s podium. Photo: La Sfida

Top 5 Women

  1. Ragnhild Femsteinevik, Koseklubben, 1:23:05.2
  2. Océane Bépoix, Team Nordic Expérience, +13.1
  3. Manuela Salvadori, +19.2
  4. Eline Grue, +3:26.8
  5. Hanna Sandholt Hansen, Team NTNUI Sweco, +3:42.4

Full results can be found HERE

As the La Sfida race is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes could collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders. 

Complete results of the event can be found here and here, and a list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2023/2024 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.  

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