Drammen (NOR) city sprint for the 10th time
The preparation for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup sprint competition in Drammen on 5th March 2014 are on schedule just a week before the top athletes descend on the city for the popular sprint.
This year, Drammen is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the City Sprint. During this time, Drammen hosted nine sprint competitions downtown and in 2011 organized two-day World Cup competition at Konnerud; home of the organizing club.
The Organizers have produced 6000 m3 of artificial snow at Konnerud, which will be transported by 200 trucks to the city center. For the first time since the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian Cross-Country skiing fans will have a chance to cheer on their national heroes as both sprint gold medalist from Sochi Ola Vigen Hattestad and Maiken Caspersen Falla will start in Drammen.
On Tuesday, 4th March the venue will host the traditional Kids race – Barneskirennet as well as the finals of the regional youth competition – Ungdomssprinten. “The OC is well prepared and we are looking forward to once again host the city sprint in Drammen,” chief of the OC Arne Madsen said to FIS Cross-Country News.
Wednesday, 5th March
Quarterfinals sprint classic ladies/men 16:00 CET
Ladies sprint classic
1. Justyna Kowalczyk POL
2. Heidi Weng NOR
3. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg NOR
Men sprint classic
1. Petter Northug Jr. NOR
2. Alexey Poltoranin KAZ
3. Nikita Kriukov RUS