“The documentary will be about the road up to and through Vasaloppet and will show the journey. Cool to finally present this fascinating project,” says Team Ramudden’s Gustaf Korsgren.
Team Ramudden has been successful in long-distance skiing since its inception and has had great success at Vasaloppet.
Lina Korsgren won Vasaloppet three times. Just over a year ago, she retired from the professional rankings to become Pro Team Director, and already during the first year in that role, she got to see Emilie Fleten crossing the Vasaloppet finish portal in the first place.
That result means four Vasaloppet wins in five years.
For the next six months, the Pro Team will be followed during the preparations and through Vasaloppet for an upcoming documentary project:
“We have been planning this for a year, but the skiers have only found out about the plan. The idea is that we have a documentary in two parts. We will follow the road up to Vasaloppet and then Vasaloppet itself. It will be about elevating the skiers, portray goals, visions, and the dreams that everyone has and then also the meaning of what a victory in Vasaloppet means,” says Gustaf Korsgren and adds:
“Winning Vasaloppet is the biggest thing you can achieve in our skiing world. A win there changes your life. Your name is carved into a stone; so, once Vasaloppet winner, always Vasaloppet winner. And this coming winter’s edition will be the hundredth edition, which makes this project feel even more exciting.”
The editor for the project is Stephan Wilson (with a background at SVT, where, among other things, he portrayed his path to Vasaloppet in the role of a skiing beginner under the name “Stephan på glid”).
How far has it been filmed?
“We have been making video diaries since last winter, but we will start with external videographers when we do tests at the Winter Sports Center in September. Then they will be at our camps in Tenerife and Livigno and probably also some races before we arrive at Vasaloppet,” says Korsgren.
When will the documentary be released?
“The plan is that there will be two episodes of 40-60 minutes each, and they will be sold to a TV company, but the estimation is that this could be ready to be broadcast next fall,” concludes Korsgren.
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