FIS introduces Helvetia U23 Ranking

19 June 2014 07:28
FIS introduces Helvetia U23 Ranking
FIS introduces Helvetia U23 Ranking -

FIS is pleased to announce the introduction of the Helvetia U23 Ranking (Under 23 years old). In close cooperation between FIS, FIS Marketing AG and Helvetia, a new promotion concept for young skiers has been introduced. In order to improve the presentation of U23 skiers, the Helvetia U23 Ranking will be put in place beginning with the 2014/15 season.

Total of 19.998 CHF for the winners

Helvetia, the premium sponsor of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, will support the new concept by awarding CHF 9.999 for the best U23 male and female in the Overall FIS Cross- Country World Cup standing at the end of the season.

Special bib and ceremony

During the season the current Helvetia U23 Leader will wear a special competition bib and a ceremony to decorate the current leader will take place after the competitions. Presentation of the Helvetia U23 Ranking winners will be organised in Oslo (NOR) after the last World Cup Competitions of the 2014/15 season.


Cyril Grin, Sport Sponsoring Director, Helvetia

”We are proud of our top athletes’ achievements. At the same time, we want to take care of the next generation of skiers, who will be the future stars of Cross-Country Skiing.”

Pierre Mignerey, FIS Cross-Country Race Director

“We are very happy to have such a strong and motivated partner with us as Helvetia. Support and promotion of the next generation of skiers is a key to success of Cross-Country Skiing in the future. The Helvetia U23 Ranking is going to give our best young skiers a great promotional platform as well as a reward at the end of the season.”

Heidi Weng (NOR), the best U23 lady 2013/14

“I am grateful for this trophy, which means a lot to me and hopefully for many other young skiers. It can be difficult to see yourself at the top level at a young age. Therefore, I hope my achievements and this trophy can act as a symbol of inspiration to young skiers to put all their efforts and joy in reaching the top – because you can do it!”