Cross-Country: National opening events in Europe and Russia
Shortly before the start of the 2013/14 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season presented by Viessmann, World Cup athletes tested their current shape in several FIS Races in the North of Europe and Russia.
Last weekend, the first races at the Finnish venue in Muonio were on the schedule. Poland’s Cross-Country Skiing star Justyna Kowalczyk and double bronze medallist of the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Alexey Poltoranin opened the season with two victories in the classical sprint competitions and ladies 5 km classic and 10 km classic races respectively.
This upcoming weekend, more FIS competitions will take place in Beitostølen (NOR), Inari (FIN), Bruksvallarna, Gällivare (both SWE), Vershina Tea and Syktyvkar (both RUS) before the FIS Cross-Country World Cup will debut in Kuusamo (FIN) on 29th November 2013.