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World Cup heads to France

Thu, Dec  4, 2008 - By FIS

The Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup will continue in La Clusaz (FRA, Haute Savoie), the hometown of the top skier Vincent Vittoz on the upcoming weekend. The touristic resort with the Cross-Country stadium at the high plateau "Les Confins" (1450m) has already 35 cm of natural snow and the courses of 2.5 km and 3.75 km are ready to host the World Cup family.

"We are looking forward to our fourth Cross-Country World Cup weekend. We have enough natural snow and also have artificial snow reserves. At the moment, we have -5 C and for the end of this week, we expect some snowfall," said Pierre Gay-Perret, Chief of Competition in La Clusaz. The OC provides for the expected 10'000 spectators per day a great Cross-Country festival with free-of-charge entry to the competition venue at Les Confins.

On the schedule in La Clusaz are the first mass start events of this season: 15 km (ladies) and 30 km (men) in the free technique on Saturday, 6th December and relay competitions on Sunday.

More information: http://www.club-laclusaz.com/

Webcam: http://www.laclusaz-nordic.com/webcam/

Starting Times (local time):
Saturday, 6th December
Men: 30 km Mass start free technique 10.30h
Ladies: 15 km Mass start free technique 13.30h

Sunday, 7th December
Men: Relay 4 x 10 km 10.45h
Ladies: Relay 4 x 5 km 12.45h

Top three in December 2006

Mass start 15km (ladies) /30 km (men) in free technique

Women                                              
1. Virpi Kuitunen (FIN)               
2. Riitta Liisa Roponen (FIN)
3. Arianna Follis (ITA)  
 
Men
1. Tobias Angerer (GER)
2. Alexander Legkov (RUS)
3. Eugeni Dementiev (RUS)

Relay competition

Women                                  
1. Germany                           
2. Sweden                             
3. Czech Republic               

Men
1. Russia
2. Norway
3. Germany