Ski Classics

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Ski Classics
Statusactive
Genresporting event series
Date(s)Northern winter
Frequencyannual
Inaugurated2011 (2011)

Ski Classics is a commercially sponsored international long-distance cross-country skiing cup competition, held in Europe. It debuted in January 2011.[1] As of the 2015-6 ski season, the tour consisted of ten events.[2]

In 2014 the cup consisted of 6 races, among them La Diagonela, Marcialonga and Vasaloppet. Rickard Tynell won the first race, held in Switzerland due to lack of snow in Czech Republic.

In 2013 the cup consisted of 6 races, Jizerská padesátka, Marcialonga, König Ludwig Lauf, Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerrennet and Årefjällslopet. It is an overall-cup, a sprintpoints-cup, a youth-cup and a team competition. The most profiled teams are Team Xtra Personell, Team United Bakeries, Team Coop, Team Tynell, Team Skinfit Racing Team and Team Skigo.

In 2012 the cup consisted of 7 races. The races were Jizerská padesátka, Marcialonga, König Ludwig Lauf, Tartu Maraton, Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerrennet and the final Norefjellrennet which was cancelled because of lack of snow. The Norwegian cross country skier Anders Aukland won the overall cup. He participated for the Norwegian team Team Xtra Personell. The Swedish skier Jenny Hansson won the ladies' overall cup.

The cup was first arranged in 2011. The Czech skier Stanislav Rezac won the men's overall cup, and the Swiss skier Seraina Boner won the ladies' overall cup.

Competitions[edit]

Visma Ski Classics Prize Money

Total Prize Money divided according to bibs competitions below: EUR 200.000
Event Prize Money EUR 21.000/event

Visma Ski Classics Champion (Yellow Bib)

The Yellow Visma Ski Classics Champion bib is the main prize given to the male and female athlete finishing with the most points each season in Ski Classics.

Visma Ski Classics Sprint (Green Bib)

There will be 1-3 sprints in each Visma Ski Classics race. Five fastest split times over the sprints will get points. The overall winner is the male athlete with most sprint points after the Visma Ski Classics Final. Visma Ski Classics sprint points are not calculated in the Visma Ski Classics Champion competition.

Visma Ski Classics Youth (Pink bib)

The pink Visma Ski Classics Youth bib is given to the best male and female athlete of age 26 or below. The age of the athlete is determined by the year the Visma Ski Classics final take place. Points in the Visma Ski Classics Champion are used.

Visma Ski Classics Pro Team

This classification is determined by adding the Visma Ski Classics Champion points from the teams best two male athletes, the best female athlete in each event, and the total sprint points taken by the team in each event. The total team points after the season will decide the Visma.

Events 2015/2016[edit]

Event Date Distance Location Country
Prologue - Proteam Tempo December 5, 2015 15 km Livigno  Italy
La Sgambeda December 6, 2015 24 km Livigno  Italy
Jizerská padesátka January 10, 2016 50 km Bedřichov  Czech Republic
La Diagonela January 23, 2016 50 km Engadin/ St. Moritz   Switzerland
Marcialonga January 31, 2016 70 km Trentino  Italy
Kaiser Maximilian Lauf February 7, 2016 65 km Seefeld in Tirol  Austria
Toblach/Dobbiaco Cortina February 13, 2016 30 km Toblach/ Cortina  Italy
Vasaloppet March 6, 2016 90 km Sälen/ Mora  Sweden
Birkebeinerrennet March 19, 2016 54 km Rena/ Lillehammer  Norway
Årefjällsloppet April 2, 2016 65 km Åre  Sweden

Previous winners[edit]

2011
Teams

  1. Team Xtra Personell
  2. Team Exspirit
  3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men

  1. Stanilslav Rezac
  2. Jerry Ahrlin
  3. Anders Aukland

Champion Women

  1. Seraina Boner
  2. Jenny Hansson
  3. Susanne Nyström

Sprint

  1. Anders Aukland

Youth Men

  1. Anton Sjöholm

Youth Women

  1. Laila Kveli

2012
Teams

  1. Team Xtra Personell
  2. Team Exspirit
  3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men

  1. Anders Aukland
  2. Stanislav Rezac
  3. Jörgen Brink

Champion Women

  1. Jenny Hansson
  2. Susanne Nyström
  3. Seraina Boner

Sprint

  1. Stanislav Rezac

Youth Men

  1. Morten Eide Pedersen

Youth Women

  1. Laila Kveli

2013
Teams

  1. Team Xtra Personell
  2. Team Coop
  3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men

  1. Anders Aukland
  2. Jörgen Aukland
  3. Stanlislav Rezac

Champion Women

  1. Seraina Boner
  2. Laila Kveli
  3. Jenny Hansson

Sprint

  1. Simen Östensen

Youth Men

  1. Morten Eide Pedersen

Youth Women

  1. Laila Kveli

2014
Teams

  1. Team United Bakeries
  2. Team Centric
  3. Team Coop-Exspirit

Champion Men

  1. Johan Kjölstad
  2. John Kristian Dahl
  3. Simen Östensen

Champion Women

  1. Seraina Boner
  2. Laila Kveli
  3. Susanne Nyström

Sprint

  1. John Kristian Dahl

Youth Men

  1. Christoffer Callesen

Youth Women

  1. Inger Liv Bjerkreim Nilsen

2014/2015

Teams

  1. Team Santander
  2. Team United Bakeries
  3. Team Coop

Champion Men

  1. Petter Eliassen, Team Leaseplan Go
  2. Anders Aukland, Team Santander
  3. Tord Asle Gjerdalen, Team Santander

Champion Women

  1. Katerina Smutna, Team Silvini Madshus
  2. Seraina Boner, Team Coop-Exspirit
  3. Britta Johansson Norgren, Team SkiProAm

Sprint

  1. Öystein Pettersen, Team United Bakeries

Youth Men

  1. Anders Malmen Höst, Lyn Ski

Youth Women

  1. Tone Sundvor, Team Synnfjell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ski Classics – vill göra långloppen mera populära". Längd. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ Nilsson, David (2015). "Visma Ski Classics". Retrieved 2015-12-15.

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