Team Eksjöhus has been investing for the upcoming Ski Classics season. In addition to extended contracts, including Season XIV’s overall runner-up Magni Smedås, the team has recruited a strong trio: Thomas Ødegaarden, Kati Roivas, and Vebjørn Moen.
Last week, the team announced that Marthe Kristoffersen would work full-time as coach and sports director for the Swedish Pro Team.
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For the coming season, Team Eksjöhus Academy is being launched, where future names of the sport will be part of the team during the season.
“We have a product that we believe in a lot, and this investment will benefit both us and the talents,” says Pro Team Director Espen Träldal.
As part of the team’s investment, the Team Eksjöhus Academy is being launched, where young athletes who focus on traditional skiing will also have the opportunity to become part of the long-distance effort.
“The difference between traditional and long-distance skiers is actually quite small. Both train on skis, and I am convinced you become a better skier overall if you combine the two,” says Espen Träldal in a Team Eksjöhus press release.
Two skiers are already ready for Team Eksjöhus Academy this coming season: Evelina Crussel and Anton Grahn, who are already familiar with the team, taking part in several events of Ski Classics.
“We feel that we have a lot to offer as they can be part of a long-distance team with the training philosophy and team dynamics. We also have a lot of knowledge and an outstanding service team. They get an important sense of belonging and tools that enable them to become even better skiers.”
Four or five skiers will be part of Team Eksjöhus Academy and will be at training camps and competition weekends during different parts of the season.
“All skiers have plans, but I am convinced that this will develop both us as a team and them as skiers. We aim to become the best team in the world, and then we also want to have skiers who aim to become the best on skis.”