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Last test before the Olympics in Canmore

World Cup: Canmore

Thu, Feb  4, 2010 - By FIS

After a break of two weeks, the Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup will continue in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, which is situated 100 km west of Calgary. On 5th and 6th February, the athletes will compete in two World Cup races (per gender) in the Canmore Nordic Center which was developed for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. The Center features more than 70 kilometers of world-class racing trails at an average elevation of 1425 meters.

The competitions at this high-class venue will feature 10km (ladies)/ 15 km (men) individual start races in the free technique on Friday and on Saturday classical sprints. Both race formats are also included in the Olympic program so that Canmore will truly be the last performance check for the World Cup athletes.

"We are happy to have Camore back on the World Cup schedule. We saw great events with an amazing atmosphere at the 1988 Olympic venue both in 2005 and 2007 and are pleased about the further development of the venue and the skills of the staff," stated Juerg Capol, FIS Race Director Cross-Country.

Some teams, such as the Polish team around Justyna Kowalczyk and the Swiss Team, have already been conducting their last preparation camp in Canmore and enjoying the various tracks in the awesome landscape of Canmore.

More information: www.albertaworldcup.com

Starting times:

Friday, 5th February
10 km free technique ladies 10.30h* (18:30h CET)
15 km free technique men 12.15h* (20:15h CET)

Saturday, 6th February
Sprint classical technique Qualification 10.00h* (18:00h CET)
Sprint classical technique Finales 12.15h* (20:15h CET)

*local time