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French National Team breaks tradition, skips Blink Festival

For the first time in years, the French national cross-country team has decided to forego their participation in the annual Blink Festival held in Norway in August.

Photo: Manzoni/NordicFocus

Lucas Chanavat (FRA) during Blink Festival 2022.

The decision marks a significant departure from their customary involvement in the international competition. Both the men’s and women’s French National Teams have confirmed their absence from the highly anticipated sporting event scheduled to take place in Lysebotn and Sandnes from August 2 to 5, 2023.

Read More: French National Team for Season 2023/2024

The latest report by NordicMag sheds light on the French National Team’s different approach for the upcoming season. They have prioritized an alternative program rather than including the Blink Festival in their plans. However, it should be noted that individual athletes retain the freedom to participate in the festival independently.

For many elite skiers, the Blink Festival holds immense significance as it presents the first opportunity to compete against their peers since the conclusion of the World Cup finals in March.

With a strategic shift in focus, the French national cross-country team has set its sights on Toppidrettsveka (Top Sports Week) in Aure and Trøndelag, Norway, scheduled from August 16 to 19. Notably, the competitions held in Granåsen will be contested on the tracks set to be used for the 2025 World Championships. 

Additionally, the team plans to participate in the Trollhättan Action Week in Sweden, which includes Alliansloppet, from August 25 to 27.

While the absence of the French National Team at the Blink Festival may be surprising, their strategic decision reflects a calculated approach in aligning their training and competition schedule with their long-term objectives. As they focus on alternative events that offer valuable opportunities to hone their skills and prepare for future challenges, the cross-country skiing community eagerly awaits their performance at Toppidrettsveka and Trollhättan Action Week.

Also Read: Calendar for the Roller Ski World Cup 2023 and rule changes 

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On our big roller ski test 2023, we have tried, tested, compared, and reviewed no less than nine pairs of classic roller skis and eight pairs of skate roller skis from the major manufacturers.

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In addition to rating these features and properties in a matrix, the testers also describe each pair in terms of the ride, skiing experience, overall feel, pros and cons, design, and functionality of fenders, etc.


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herese Johaug won today’s 30km race at the Norwegian Championships part 2 - illustration photo

Dominant win for Johaug at the Norwegian Championships

Therese Johaug secured first place in the 30km individual start race in freestyle technique at the Norwegian cross-country skiing Championships part 2, in her first race at the elite level after retirement. Results from the 30km race.

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