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Preview of Stage 3: Prague

Tour de Ski

Sat, Dec  29, 2007 - By Tour de Ski

Prague (180 - 400m above the sea level) – situated in the centre of Europe - is one of the largest cities on the continent. The city has a population of about 1.21 million and is the cultural, political and economical centre of the Czech Republic.

The so-called ‘golden town' lures with its cityscape characterized by gothic and baroque influences. Prague, where nearly nothing was destroyed during the Second World War, counts today among the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. Since 1992, the old town of Prague is a part of the UNESCO cultural world heritage. The most famous buildings are the castle of Prague with the ‘Veitscathedrale', the ‘Karlsbridge' and old town ring.

The most important sports in Prague and the Czech Republic are ice hockey and soccer but the good results achieved by the Olympic and World Champion Katerina Neumannova have greatly increased interest in Cross-Country Skiing. In December 2007, Prague will host a FIS Cross-Country World Cup event for the first time. The Tour de Ski Sprint race will take place in the old town, set against the beautiful backdrop of the famous castle.

The Skiing

The Sprint event during the FIS Tour de Ski will take place in the old town of Prague which is one of the most important tourism attraction in Europe. 

It is the first Cross-Country competition which will be take place directly in the town of Prague in front of the great scenery of the old town. 

The Race

Stage

Race

Start Time*

Technique

Start Method

Course

Stage Three
Sunday
30th Dec, 2007

Sprint
Women 1km
Men 1km
11:45 CET Q W+M
14:00 CET F W+M
Free Mass

0.5km W
0.5km M

*Subject to change; Q=Qualification, F=Final

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Map of sprint course