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FIS Roller Skiing World Cup season begins

Wed, Jun  13, 2007 - By FIS

With the warm summer weather persisting in many places, the dry land training and Roller Skiing season is already well underway. The various Roller Skiing national tours (for example, in Germany and France) have held their initial races while the FIS World Cup Roller Skiing 2007 will commence in just a few days.

The season kick-off will be a free technique sprint/uphill race combination in Piglio/Frosinone, near Rome (ITA), on 22nd-23rd June. The circuit will then continue in Villard de Lans (FRA) with another free technique sprint and a mass start distance race on 7th-8th July. A week later, the three-event German weekend is on the schedule, scheduled in Leipzig/Markkleeberg. The second period of the calendar consists of three races in Moscow (RUS) in mid-August. The 2007 World Cup season will conclude in Samsun (TUR) in mid-September.

The highlight of the season will be the FIS Roller Skiing World Championships in Oroslavje (CRO) staged by the experienced World Cup organizers from 29th August – 2nd September. Title competitions will include a prologue in the classical technique, a pursuit race, a free technique sprint as well as a relay for both the ladies and men. 170 participants from 21 nations are expected.

Alfio di Gregorio and Anna Rosa (both ITA) will be defending their 2006 World Cup titles. Their toughest challengers are likely to come from Italy, Ukraine, Sweden and France as well as from Russia.

World Cup Rollerski Schedule:

 

DateDaySiteNationLadiesMenRemarks / TD
Period I
Jun 22FriFrosinone / RomeITASprint FSprint FTD Zarko Galjanic CRO
Jun 23SatPiglio / RomeITAUphill FUphill FMass Start
Jul 7SatVillard de LansFRASprint FSprint FTD Alessandro Landuzzi ITA
Jul 8SunVillard de LansFRA25 km F30 FMS - Circuit
Jul 14SatLeipzig / MarkkleebergGERProloguePrologue 
Jul 14SatLeipzig / MarkkleebergGERSprintSprintTD Leonid Golubkov RUS
Jul 15SunLeipzig / MarkkleebergGERPursuitPursuit 
Period II
Aug 10FriMoscowRUSPrologue / SprintPrologue / Sprint 
Aug 11SatMoscowRUS20 km F30 km F Pursuit / Circuit 
Aug 12SunMoscowRUSTS 2x5 km FTS 2x10 km FMartins Niklass LAT FIS Rollerski World Ski Championships
Aug 29WedOroslavjeCROOpeningOpeningTD Pierre Teyssot FRA
Aug 30ThuBistra - OroslavjeCROProlog 5 km CProlog 5 km CCircuit
Aug 31FriSt. Toplice – Sljeme OroslavjeCROPursuit 11,5 km FPursuit 11,5 km F Ass. FIS TD Necati Kaplan
Sep 1SatOroslavjeCROSprint FSprint F 
Sep 2SunOroslavjeCRO3 x 10 km F3 x 15 km C Relay 
Period III
Sep 15SatSamsunTURSprint CSprint CTD Peter Wulff DAN
Sep 16SunSamsunTUR14 km F25 km FMass Start / Circuit