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La Venosta Skiroll Takes Place This Weekend

The Ski Classics Challengers event La Venosta Skiroll is a 35km long-distance rollerski race in classic technique taking place this Saturday, September 24, in Glurns/Glorenza, Italy. 

Photo: La Venosta Facebook

La Venosta Skiroll, a Ski Classics Challengers event, is taking place this Saturday in Italy.

La Venosta Skiroll becomes part of the Ski Classics Challengers circuit with a 35-kilometer-long classic rollerski race next weekend in Italy. 

Hidden in South Tyrol, close to the borders of Switzerland and Austria, La Venosta Skiroll starts in Glurns/Glorenza, Italy. From there, professional athletes and recreational skiers will rollerski around the scenic Langtauferer Valley before crossing the finish line after 35 kilometers in the picturesque village of Melago. 

La Venosta Skiroll will take place for the first time on September 24. On the same day, a shorter 11-kilometer race is also on the program. The organizing committee welcomes all participants and promises to provide an unforgettable experience for each participant and spectator. 

According to a press release from La Venosta Skiroll, several Pro Tour athletes will be on the starting line, like Andreas Nygaard, Anders Aukland, Kasper Stadaas, Oskar Kardin, Joar Thele, Anniken Gjerde Alnæs, and Jenny Larsson from Team Ragde Charge; Patrick Fossum Kristoffersen, Tereza Hujerová and Matteo Tanel, the double Rollerski World Cup overall winner, racing for Team Robinson Trentino; and, Mauro Brigadoi, Lorenzo Busin and Francesco Ferrari from Team Internorm – Trentino – Zorzi Max by SZ. 

La Venosta Skiroll Press Release 

SOUTH TYROL: THE SKIROLL CAPITAL 

SATURDAY THE 1ST ‘LA VENOSTA’ INTERNATIONAL 

Saturday afternoon, a day with full speed at the 1st ‘La Venosta Skiroll.’ 

At the start Team Ragde Charge with Nygaard, Aukland, Stadaas, Kardin, Thele, Alnæs and Larsson. Watch out for Kristoffersen and’ home’ champion Tanel of Team Robinson Trentino. An enchanting 35 km and 11 km race in South Tyrol’s apple valley. 

Good first for Venosta Skiroll. On Saturday, the South Tyrolean apple valley will host the first major international skiroll event, included as Challengers in the prestigious Ski Classics circuit. In the valley on the border with Switzerland and Austria, the strongest long-distance athletes and others will arrive, determined to compete along the spectacular 35-kilometer track that connects the small town of Glorenza and the peaceful Melago, a delightful village nestled in the pristine Vallelunga valley. Team Ragde Charge, the third best Pro Team of the 2021-2022 winter season, will be almost complete with Andreas Nygaard, winner of the legendary Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet 2022 and ‘king’ of the Ski Classics ranking, legend Anders Aukland with a career full of results and a sculpted physique at the age of 50, Kasper Stadaas, first at La Diagonela 2022, and Oskar Kardin and Joar Thele, while the women’s team will be made up of Anniken Alnæs and Jenny Larsson.

Also present will be Patrick Fossum Kristoffersen, from Norway but part of Team Robinson, the best Italian team on the circuit. Kristoffersen, first in the World Cup in the 29 km race in Otepää (EST), will have to contend with teammate Matteo Tanel, double winner of the Skiroll World Cup 2021 and 2020, who came close to a hat-trick in the season just ended. Competing in the new Team Robinson colors will be the young Czech cross-country skier Tereza Hujerová, who came second last January in the ‘La Venosta’ ski race. Trying to keep up with the strong Norwegians will be Mauro Brigadoi of the Sottozero Nordic Team, the best Italian at the finish line at the Marcialonga 2022, together with teammates Lorenzo Busin and Francesco Ferrari.

The 35 km and the 11 km, from Curon Venosta to Melago will offer unique ‘postcards’ to all competitors. Venosta Skiroll is ready to exceed all limits for a truly memorable first edition.  

Info: lavenosta.com 

La Venosta Skiroll  

  • Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 
  • Place: Glurns/Glorenza 
  • Country: Italy 
  • Type of Race: Rollerski 
  • Technique: Classic 
  • Race distance: 35km 
  • Website: La Venosta Skiroll   
La Venosta Skiroll – Course Map. Credits: La Venosta

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

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