Video: Challengers event Ring Frei takes place this Sunday in Austria
The Ski Classics Challengers event Ring Frei is a long-distance roller ski race in freestyle technique taking place this Sunday, August 27, in Salzburg, Austria.
Photo: Michael Geißler/Ring Frei
Start of Ring Frei, a Ski Classics Challengers event in Austria.
Where once stars like Michael Schumacher, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger, Helmut Marko, and many others took their first rounds in race cars and motorcycles, a Ski Classics Challengers event on roller skis with 42km for men and 30km for women, both in freestyle technique, takes place at the Salzburgring, a motorsport racetrack.
For those who think 30 or 42km is too much, a 21km roller ski race and inline skating, scooter, skateboard, kick bike, inline hockey, summer biathlon, and competitions for handicapped athletes can be chosen. The organizers promise a fun event program to participants and spectators in the narrow alpine valley close to Salzburg.
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Ring Frei is a Ski Classics Challengers event. Pro Team registered athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders.
A list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2023/2024 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.
Everyone participating in Ski Classics, Pro Tour or Challengers events, professional and recreational skiers, can connect their profile to the results database of Ski Classics, called MyPages.
MyPages can be connected when subscribing to Ski Classics online community proxcskiing.com. In the profile, you can view your Ski Classics event results, collect pins, print diplomas, and analyze your results with friends in the SC ranking system. In your profile, you collect points according to your performance and are rewarded with pins and diplomas.
One of the central features of MyPages is that you get your global SC ranking. The SC Ranking is a live updated international ranking, unique in combining women and men, professional and recreational skiers in one single list.
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