Persson and Hagström winners of the Challengers event Värnamorullen 2023
The Ski Classics Challengers event Värnamorullen, a long-distance roller ski race in classic technique, took place today in Värnamo, Sweden. Check out the results.
Toppidrettsveka starts today with the 54km mass start roller ski race in classic technique, and many of the top Ski Classics Pro Team athletes and the elite traditional cross-country skiers will be on the start line for the race. Check here the start lists.
Toppidrettsveka starts today with a long-distance roller ski race.
Toppidrettsveka offers four intense competition days from August 16 to 19, with the first competition day, today, being the 54km long-distance roller ski race.
According to the Local Organizing Committee, “Toppidrettsveka is one of the largest and most important summer ski competitions in the world. The event has grown since the start-up in 2005 and has become a popular annual event for both spectators and athletes. Toppidrettsveka gathers the best athletes in the world, and the event is broadcast live on NRK. In recent years, small and large locations such as Aure, Hitra, Orkdal, Kristiansund, and Trondheim have been visited by the cross-country elite.”
A strong presence of Pro Team athletes and elite cross-country skiers is confirmed for this year’s edition. The full list can be found below, but the start list includes Ski Classics Season XIV Champion winners Emil Persson and Ida Dahl.
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Herman Paus, Didrik Tønseth, Renaud Jay, Stian Hoelgaard, Emil Iversen, Ole Jørgen Bruvoll, Morten Eide Pedersen, Mika Vermeulen, Simen Hegstad Krüger, Kevin Bolger, Lucas Chanavat, Alfred Buskqvist, Johannes Ekløf, Francesco De Fabiani, Thomas Joly, Alvar Myhlback, Iivo Niskanen, Petter Northug, Max Novak, Federico Pellegrino, among others in the men’s field will be present at the race.
On the women’s side, solid names will be on the start line, for example, Emilie Fleten, Ane Appelkvist Stenseth, Anne Kjersti Kalvå, Tiril Udnes Weng, Delphine Claudel, Ida Dahl, Maja Dahlqvist, Sofie Elebro, Johanna Hagström, Kati Roivas, Astrid Øyre Slind, and Rosie Brennan, among others.
Toppidrettsveka – Hitra – 54km mass start classic technique
On Thursday, August 17, it’s time for the 1.4km sprint in classic technique. On Friday, a 15/20 kilometers skiathlon race awaits the skiers, and on Saturday, a 12-km pursuit race in freestyle technique.
August 16, Wednesday: Toppidrettsveka – Hitra – 54km mass start classic technique
August 17, Thursday: Toppidrettsveka – Aure – 1.4km sprint classic technique
August 18, Friday: Toppidrettsveka – Granåsen – 15/20km skiathlon
August 19, Saturday: Toppidrettsveka – Granåsen – Finale 12km pursuit freestyle technique
Are you interested in traditional cross-country skiing? Click HERE and read more.
Roller Ski Test
In addition to the thrilling competitions, we invite you to delve into our comprehensive roller skis review. Our experts have meticulously tested, compared, and reviewed a remarkable selection of nine pairs of classic roller skis and eight pairs of skate roller skis from leading manufacturers. Stay informed and make the most informed choices with our exclusive coverage of The Big Roller Ski Test 2023.
Read More: The Big Roller Ski Test 2023
All competitions are broadcast live on NRK.
Become a member and support the ski community