Thursday, Feb 22, 2024 Today's Paper
SC Ranking
1 Emil Persson 26,192,911
2 Astrid Øyre Sli... 25,577,121
3 Andreas Nygaard 25,506,972
4 Emilie Fleten 25,469,885
5 Kasper Stadaas 25,463,330
6 Ida Dahl 25,349,402
7 Johan Hoel 24,512,479
8 Max Novak 24,172,925
9 Thomas Ødegaard... 23,852,025
10 Axel Jutterströ... 23,729,274
11 Oskar Kardin 23,652,156
12 Runar Skaug Mat... 23,643,066
13 Herman Paus 23,615,220
14 Amund Riege 23,591,393
15 Tord Asle Gjerd... 23,381,925
16 Karstein Johaug 23,355,336
17 Morten Eide Ped... 23,346,171
18 Torleif Syrstad 23,300,415
19 Johannes Eklöf 23,196,747
20 Magnus Vesterhe... 23,104,879
21 Stian Hoelgaard 23,035,068
22 Alvar Myhlback 23,024,761
23 Magni Smedås 22,934,217
24 Petter Stakston 22,821,210
25 Thomas Bing 22,745,859
26 Eirik Sverdrup ... 22,666,755
27 Torgeir Sulen H... 21,565,266
28 Thomas Joly 21,532,107
29 Jeremy Royer 21,459,378
30 Klas Nilsson 21,444,095
31 Anikken Gjerde ... 21,371,471
32 Einar Kalland-O... 21,356,595
33 Eddie Edström 21,244,371
34 Alfred Buskqvis... 21,119,267
35 Nils Dahlsten 21,036,730
36 Kati Roivas 21,035,874
37 Silje Øyre Slin... 21,008,445
38 Joar Thele 20,800,835
39 Jenny Larsson 20,746,503
40 Marcus Johansso... 20,552,417
41 Karolina Hedens... 20,551,427
42 Patrick Fossum ... 20,428,261
43 Fabián Štoček... 20,317,298
44 Chris Andre Jes... 19,966,935
45 Juuso Mäkelä 19,956,551
46 Jan Šrail 19,747,076
47 Petter Northug 19,668,773
48 Sofie Elebro 19,615,781
49 Anders Aukland 19,160,694
50 Stian Berg 18,929,650
 
Events & Results
CHECK COMPETITIONS
Event Country Date
Mobile icon Mobile icon

Smedås skips Ski Classics Pro Tour premiere

A solid name for the overall Champion competition at the upcoming Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV, Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus, will miss the premiere this weekend.

Photo: Manzoni/NordicFocus

Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhu (bib 4)

The Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV starts this weekend in Austria. The winter season kicks off in Bad Gastein on December 9 and 10, featuring two events: Bad Gastein Pro Team Tempo and Bad Gastein Criterium. Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus, is now forced to skip the season premiere and the La Venosta weekend due to a back injury.

“Ski Classics will be happening this weekend in Austria. I would really look forward to it, but unfortunately, it will be without me at the beginning. An overload injury in my back forces me to train alternatively for a short period of time to come, so it is better to hit the brake now than risk my health and the entire season. I’m back on the road in 2024 and I can’t wait for it,” says Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus, in a post on her Instagram.

After a challenging dryland season, and now with the injury, Smedås is looking forward to her comeback:

“It’s not super serious, but I want to stop this before it gets serious. If I don’t take it seriously now, it could affect me for the rest of the season, and I don’t want that. I have therefore decided in consultation with the team management in Team Eksjöhus that I will take it easy before Christmas and do a period of alternative training so that the bulging disc can go back and the back pain disappears,” says Smedås to SVT and adds:

“Of course, it’s hard not to be able to start straight away because I’ve been training much more and better than ever, so the form was fantastically good. I had been looking forward to the season premiere with the team because we are a strong team, but health must come first. The injury time will certainly not make me a worse skier; I have faith that the alternative training will instead lift me in other areas.”

Also Read – Battling challenges: Magni Smedås’ journey to skiing success

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV

The Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV starts next Saturday. The winter season kicks off in Bad Gastein, Austria, on December 9 and 10, 2023. The season opener features a weekend with two events: Bad Gastein PTT – Pro Team Tempo and Bad Gastein Criterium.

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV (2023/2024)

  • Event 1: December 9, 2023 – Bad Gastein PTT, Austria, 15km
  • Event 2: December 10, 2023 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Austria, 35km
  • Event 3: December 16, 2023 – La Venosta Criterium, Italy, 35km 
  • Event 4: December 17, 2023 – La Venosta ITT, Italy, 10km
  • Event 5: January 13, 2024 – 3 Zinnen Ski Marathon, Italy, 62km
  • Event 6: January 20, 2024 – Engadin La Diagonela, Switzerland, 55km
  • Event 7: January 28, 2024 – Marcialonga, Italy, 70km
  • Event 8: February 11, 2024 – Jizerská50, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Event 9: February 17, 2024 – Grönklitt Classic, Sweden, 50km
  • Event 10: February 18, 2024 – Grönklitt ITT, Sweden, 12km
  • Event 11: March 3, 2024 – Vasaloppet, Sweden, 90km
  • Event 12: March 16, 2024 – Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 54km
  • Event 13: April 6, 2024 – Reistadløpet, Norway, 50km
  • Event 14: April 7, 2024 – Summit 2 Senja, Norway, 60km
  • Event 15: April 13, 2024 – Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet, Norway, 100km

As a member of ProXCskiing.com, you get full access to all content on the site and live streaming of Ski Classics Pro Tour events with English commentaries.

When you become part of one of the world’s leading XC ski communities, you will receive many exclusive offers all year round. 

banner

Register HERE as a Member

Most read
1
Photo: Vanzetta/NordicFocus
Photo: Vanzetta/NordicFocus

Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, and Runar Skaug Mathisen, Lager 157 Ski Team, winners at Marcialonga 2024.

Runar Skaug Mathisen and Emilie Fleten winners of Marcialonga 2024

Marcialonga, the seventh Ski Classics stage, and first Grand Classics event, Season XV, took place today in Italy. Runar Skaug Mathisen, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, won the 70-kilometer-long race in grand style.

Become a member now