Ski Classics has extended its agreement with Marcialonga on a multi-year basis.
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Marcialonga - Illustration photo
In a successful cooperation since the first Season, Ski Classics and Marcialonga have agreed to enter an extended multi-year agreement.
“Marcialonga is a true monument within long-distance skiing and a cornerstone in Ski Classics Pro Tour. To prolong the agreement we have together has been very important!” says David Nilsson, CEO Ski Classics.
Angelo Corradini, Marcialonga President, shares his thoughts about the renewal: “Marcialonga is really grateful for this renewal. Since its founding, we have believed in this league, which is gradually becoming more important. Year after year, it has gained significance and notoriety, most of all in the media field. It’s with great pleasure that we acknowledge David Nilsson and his team for their remarkable professionalism, creativity, and passion in organizing this championship and all events that comprise it,” says Corradini and adds:
“We are all sure and enthusiastic that Ski Classics still has significant room for growth in the short term and that these spaces will be filled and used in the best possible way in the very near future. Thanks to Ski Classics, thanks to David, and thanks to all the team.”
Marcialonga has been a crucial part of Ski Classics since the beginning in the Season 2010/2011. In the upcoming winter season, the traditional Pro Tour event will be held on January 28, 2024, covering a challenging 70-kilometer course.
The traditional Italian long-distance skiing race, Marcialonga, has twice been awarded the “Best Event of the Year” in Ski Classics, and the 2024 edition will mark Season XV’s seventh event, the first Grand Classics race, and their 51st edition.
Marcialonga was established in 1971 when a group of Italians decided to mirror the world-famous Vasaloppet and create their version of the legend. The event has reached its legendary status as its unique atmosphere and the course that runs through small historical villages are the event’s trademarks.
Thousands of participants come from all over the world to enjoy the event. Many skiers consider Marcialonga the most extraordinary long-distance skiing race due to its magical atmosphere, well-run organization, and beautiful surroundings that the course can offer.
Ski Classics Season XV
The upcoming Ski Classics Season XV kicks off in Bad Gastein, Austria, on December 9, 2023, and ends in Norway with the 100km Ski Classics Grand Finale Janteloppet on April 13, 2024. Throughout the Pro Tour 2023/2024, Pro Team athletes will cover an impressive distance of 748 racing kilometers in 15 races across 11 event weekends in 6 different countries.
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