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SC Ranking
1 Emil Persson 26,400,000
2 Astrid Øyre Sli... 26,074,640
3 Ida Dahl 25,962,653
4 Andreas Nygaard 25,204,937
5 Kasper Stadaas 24,731,571
6 Max Novak 24,408,540
7 Johan Hoel 24,239,242
8 Tord Asle Gjerd... 24,225,126
9 Johannes Eklöf 23,955,612
10 Emilie Fleten 23,861,586
11 Stian Hoelgaard 23,820,021
12 Oskar Kardin 23,698,180
13 Britta Johansso... 23,577,507
14 Herman Paus 23,515,423
15 Karstein Johaug 23,444,611
16 Magnus Vesterhe... 23,224,579
17 Morten Eide Ped... 23,141,153
18 Runar Skaug Mat... 23,109,109
19 Amund Riege 23,044,039
20 Thomas Ødegaard... 22,858,194
21 Torleif Syrstad 22,823,158
22 Axel Jutterströ... 22,774,131
23 Marcus Johansso... 22,386,541
24 Magni Smedås 22,272,121
25 Petter Stakston 22,264,110
26 Eddie Edström 22,191,731
27 Chris Andre Jes... 22,150,822
28 Torgeir Sulen H... 21,672,716
29 Thomas Joly 21,571,165
30 Nils Dahlsten 21,377,545
31 Klas Nilsson 21,163,179
32 Joar Thele 20,952,782
33 Anders Aukland 20,900,567
34 Patrick Fossum ... 20,725,034
35 Vetle Thyli 20,533,206
36 Jan Šrail 20,312,327
37 Alvar Myhlback 20,273,712
38 Fabián Štoček... 20,037,927
39 Anikken Gjerde ... 19,974,875
40 Jeremy Royer 19,887,147
41 Stian Berg 19,871,502
42 Karolina Hedens... 19,660,713
43 Alfred Buskqvis... 19,528,517
44 Einar Kalland-O... 19,510,307
45 Kati Roivas 19,340,721
46 Lina Korsgren 19,332,942
47 Silje Øyre Slin... 19,228,754
48 Stanislav Řezáč... 19,025,752
49 Juuso Mäkelä 18,981,645
50 Jenny Larsson 18,963,798
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Ida Dahl Becomes A Legend

After Sunday’s victory at Bad Gastein Criterium, Team Engcon’s Ida Dahl has won five Ski Classics Pro Tour events, which also means that she became a new Legend this weekend, and her name is now carved in the Ski Classics Hall of Fame forever.

Photo: Magnus Östh/Ski Classics

Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, became a Legend and entered the Ski Classics Hall of Fame.

To become a Legend, a Pro Tour athlete must win at least five individual events, with races before the first season of Ski Classics also counting. And now, Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, achieved this incredible feat reserved for only a few of the best long-distance skiers of all time. 

“I would like to congratulate Ida on becoming a Legend and part of the Hall of Fame. Do get one victory in Ski Classics is a milestone for every skier; to win a second time is twice as difficult. To get five victories and become a Legend is a lifetime achievement reserved for the very few. Ida becomes the 20th Legend in the history of Ski Classics. For us, our Legends are of most importance, our forever shining stars, and we try to take extra care of them also after their careers have ended, with some secret benefits…,” says David Nilsson CEO Ski Classics.

Link to the Ski Classics Hall of Fame

Ida has started this season amazingly well with her Team Engcon’s victory at Bad Gastein Pro Team Tempo and her individual win, valid for the record, at Bad Gastein Criterium. 

Both of those victories have come after exceptional performances. First at the Pro Team Tempo, where she posted the fastest time with teammate Linn Sömskar and then at the Criterium, where she broke away with Astrid Øyre Slind, pushed the pace at the final Sprint and never looked back, winning the race in a grand style. With these early season results, Dahl has a great chance to get more prestigious victories this winter, and thus her Legend status can be strongly solidified. 

For Ida Dahl, winning five Pro Tour events (Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, La Diagonela, Marcialonga, and Jizerská50 – Season XII, and Bad Gastein Criterium – Season XIV), becoming a Legend, and entering the Ski Classics Hall of Fame has great importance:

“Of course, it means a lot. It’s always fun when the hard and purposeful work you put in over a long period of time results in great success and where you manage to achieve many big goals,” says Ida Dahl to

This Swedish Pro Tour skier debuted in Ski Classics during Birkebeinerrennet in 2019, where she finished 9th, finishing Season IX in 27th place in the Champion overall and 8th in the Youth competition. Since then, Dahl has completed 33 Pro Tour events, 10 Ski Classics Challengers races, and so far, 20 podium places altogether. 

During Season X, Ida finished 7th in the Champion overall and 1st in the Youth competition. In Season XI, she was 2nd overall, 1st in the Youth, 2nd in the Sprint, and 3rd in the Climb competitions, and she was on the Pro Tour podium five times.

Last season, she was the 2nd best female athlete overall, 1st in the Youth competition, and 3rd in the Climb competition. The same season, she got her first victory in Ski Classics when she won Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, followed by victories at La Diagonela, Marcialonga, and Jizerská50.  

Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge 2022, Ida Dahl’s first Ski Classics Pro Tour win. Photo: Magnus Östh/Ski Classics

The five victories are important in Ida’s long-distance skiing career, but two stand out most:

“The first win is always something special so I would say Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge (is the most remarkable victory). But at the same time, Marcialonga was very special, especially because of the folk festival that it is,” says Dahl and continues about her upcoming goals:

“Looking at the full season, the Yellow bib is the goal, and then maybe at least five more victories are required,” says Dahl with a smile and concludes:

“But for an individual race, Vasaloppet is my biggest goal.”

In terms of the Ski Classics Legends, to name a few of the Ski Classics stars, Britta Johansson Norgren has the most significant number of victories with 25 wins, while Anders Aukland has 16. Seraina Boner and Andreas Nygaard are right behind Britta and Anders, with 15 wins, while Stanislav Řezáč has 14, Petter Eliassen has 13, and Tord Asle Gjerdalen has 12 stage victories. 

Legends Table 

Wins        Name
25             Britta Johansson Norgren                                      
16             Anders Aukland                                                          
15             Seraina Boner                                            
15             Andreas Nygaard
14             Stanislav Rezac                                                           
13             Petter Eliassen 
12             Tord Asle Gjerdalen 
11              Katerina Smutna,
10              Lina Korsgren
10               Emil Persson                            
 9                Astrid Øyre Slind
 8                Jörgen Aukland
 7                Oskar Svärd, Jenny Grip
 6                Justyna Kowalczyk, Jerry Ahrlin
 5                John Kristian Dahl, Sandra Hansson, Daniel Tynell, Ida Dahl

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