Cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 15 kilometre classical
|Men's 15 kilometre classical
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||67 from 26 nations|
Each skier started at half a minute intervals, skiing the entire 15 kilometre course. Pietro Piller Cottrer was the 2005 World champion, though he did it in freestyle. The defending Olympic champion was the Norwegian Thomas Alsgaard, who won in Nagano, but the 15 kilometre event was held as a pursuit.