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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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Persson And Dahl Back To The Top Of The Podium At Grönklitt Criterium

Grönklitt Criterium, the ninth Ski Classics event of Season XIV, took place today in Sweden. Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, won the 50-kilometer-long race in a challenging course and breathtaking battle for the podium.

Photo: Thibaut/NordicFocus

Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, won today's Grönklitt Criterium.

The race in Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, saw Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, winning the ninth event of Ski Classics Season XIV.

Grönklitt Criterium – Women’s Race

In the women’s race, which started at 8:00 CET, the speed was high from the gun, with Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, taking control of the race and setting a furious pace, splitting the leading group already in the first kilometers. 

The real action started before the Sprint checkpoint when a leading group was formed by Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus, Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Tove Ericsson, Team Engcon, with seven chasers trying to close the gap about 20 seconds behind.  

In the only Sprint point of the day, 8.4km into the race, Ida Dahl showed her strength and crossed the line first, followed by Emilie Fleten and Magni Smedås.

After the Sprint, Dahl kept the pace high and got a break, with only Fleten following. Meanwhile, Smedås looked like having stomach problems and left the front group, trying to keep up with the chasing group.  

With about 33km to go, Dahl and Fleten had a gap of 45 seconds over Hedenström and Ericsson and another 43 seconds over the next group of chasers, including Smedås.  

Over the kilometers, the gaps were increasing, and about mid-race, the first chasers were 1:06 behind, with the second chasing group another 1:22 back. With 20km to go, gaps were 1:21 and 1:30, respectively.

At the Climb checkpoint of the day, 41.7km into the race, Ida Dahl and Emilie Fleten increased the gap over the chasers, showing their strength and crossing the Climb first and second, 2:01.0 ahead of Karolina Hedenström in third position. 

Right after the Climb and the feeding zone, with 7km to go, Dahl was still looking strong and got a gap over Fleten, who also felt some stomach issues. The gap grew to 19 seconds with 5km to go and 28 seconds with 3km to the finish line. 

In the end, Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, showed her winning form in another Pro Tour event and crossed the finish line in first place in a solo victory. 

Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, finished second, 40.9 seconds back, and Tove Ericsson, Team Engcon, completed the podium in third place at her Ski Classics Pro Tour debut, 2:51.4 behind the winner. 

Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden (2nd); Ida Dahl, Team Engcon (1st); Tove Ericsson, Team Engcon (3rd). Photo: Thibaut/Nordic Focus.

Grönklitt Criterium – Top 3 Women

  1. Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, 2:09:56.8
  2. Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, +40.9
  3. Tove Ericsson, Team Engcon, +2:51.4

Results can be found HERE.

Grönklitt Criterium – Men’s Race

The men’s race started at 10:30 CET, and it all started with a controlled pace from a big group and no real moves before the Sprint checkpoint, with all the favorites in the front group.

Well placed for the Sprint checkpoint of the day, 8.4km into the race, Alfred Buskqvist, Team Ramudden, crossed the line first, followed by Vebjørn Moen, Team Aker Dæhlie, and Paul Combey, Team Nordic Expérience.

Right after the Sprint, a small break was formed but soon brought back by the leading group. Over the kilometers, the pace was high, and with 32km to go, the main group was already only about 30 strong Pro Tour athletes. 

With 30km to go, another break attempt now succeeded in getting some seconds over the field. By 27km into the race, in a clear tactical move by Lager 157 Ski Team, Nils Dahlsten was 12 seconds ahead of his nearest chaser Klas Nilsson, Team XPND Fuel, and 22 seconds over the chasing group. 

Dahlsten’s gap increased over the kilometers, and with 20km to go, the main group was almost 1 minute behind. A couple of kilometers later, the gap decreased and reached 52 seconds over the chasers.    

Heading to the Climb point, a large group was still in the chase, working to bring the break back. With 15km to go, the gap was already only 28 seconds, and the gap was closed four kilometers later. 

At the only Climb point of today’s race, 41.7km into the race, Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, showed his strength and crossed the line first, followed by Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie, and Tord Asle Gjerdalen, Team XPND Fuel.

After the Climb, and with about 7km to go, a small but powerful skiers’ group was formed, setting a fast pace toward the finish line. 

Under 5km to go, Magnus Vesterheim, Team Kaffebryggeriet, and Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie, were on the offensive but couldn’t get a break, leaving the race open for a thrilling final sprint. 

In the end, the fight for positioning was tight. With 300m to go, Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, hit the front, pushed hard, and won the race, followed by Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie, in second place, and Stian Hoelgaard, also from Team Aker Dæhlie, completing the podium in the third position.

Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie (2nd); Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team (1st); Stian Hoelgaard, Team Aker Dæhlie (3rd). Photo: Thibaut/Nordic Focus.

Grönklitt Criterium – Top 3 Men

  1. Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, 1:55:14.9
  2. Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie, +0.4
  3. Stian Hoelgaard, Team Aker Dæhlie, +1.2

Grönklitt Criterium results can be found HERE.


After the Grönklitt Criterium, Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus, and Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, lead the Champion bib competition. Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, is now carrying the Green bib of the Sprint competition, together with Alfred Buskqvist, Team Ramudden.

Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, and Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, carry the bib for the Climb competition. The Pink bib for the best Youth is resting on the shoulders of Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Amund Riege, Team Ramudden. 

Grönklitt Criterium program, start lists, results, and live timing can be found here.

Next up is Grönklitt ITT tomorrow, Sunday, February 19. The event marks the tenth event of Ski Classics Season XIV.

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, Bedřichov, 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

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